Now that the evenings are drawing in, it seems like light is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. And if like us, your Instagram feed is suddenly filling up with spectacular light events, it may be overwhelming to know which ones we should make time for.
To help you decide, we have come up with our top five picks of must-see light shows that are popping up in and around London this autumn/winter.
Take a walk through the grounds of Eltham Palace this Christmas and experience the beauty of light, colour and sound.
The enchanting trail meanders through the Palace grounds and brings the ancient architecture to life; from the captivating projections on the Palace walls to the more subtle twinkles of light that sparkle in the trees and Christmas stools.
Yayoi Kusama ‘The Moving Moment when I went to the Universe’
The Japanese artist’s latest installation has drummed up some serious interest and is making its way around all the social channels. And it’s not hard to see why.
The infinity mirror room is a visual spectacular, illuminated with colour changing lanterns and giant pumpkins made of bronze and incredible psychedelic sculptures.
This event is currently fully booked, but you can follow the Victoria Miro for updates on booking. Or for more information visit: https://www.victoria-miro.com/exhibitions/528/
Canary Wharf Winter Lights
After the success of last year’s show, we have high hopes for the Canary Wharf light show which will be returning in January 2019.
The free festival of light is a must see for any light lover. It is returning for its fifth year and promises the most spectacular interactive lighting installations and from international artists that are revolutionising the industry.
Max Cooper – One Hundred Billion Sparks Tour
Cooper’s latest album tour takes the audience on a visual journey of music, light and movement.
The artist, who describes his art as an audio-visual story, has taken his tour to a new level with a spectacular show at KoKo in London.
Unfortunately, it looks like the tour is now sold out, but you can read more about Cooper’s latest LP at: https://www.onehundredbillionsparks.net/
After Dark at Chiswick House & Gardens
If you can only see one light show this year, we recommend Chiswick House’s After Dark.
After Dark is a brand new night walk created by lighting designer Nick Gray from Renegade. The walk is filled with contemporary installations which allow the audience to immerse themselves in the enchanting grounds of the award-winning gardens.
The House itself is used as a canvas for a projected light show curated with music, which celebrates the classic C18th architecture.
After Dark will open on 15th November until 30th December (Thursday-Sunday from 17:30–22:00).
Book tickets at: https://www.after-dark.co.uk/