Brighten up your life with the magical Canary Wharf Winter Lights festival this January.
Take yourself on a self-guided stroll one evening to see innovative sculptures, structures and installations dotted around the Canary Wharf Estate.
One of our favourite artists from last year’s festival, Marcus Lyall, is back again for 2018. His interactive installation On Your Wavelength is a ‘light sculpture and music composition controlled by your mind’, via an EEG headset. ‘As your thought patterns change, the electrical data from your brain is used to control the music and create intricate light patterns’. Sounds pretty illuminating to us.
We’re also excited to see Halo, a giant Halo levitating above Cabot Square. Venividimultiplex and Fosfor Design created the experience as a reference ‘to the sun as our greatest source of light and warmth’. It’s described as an ‘optical phenomenon produced by light interacting with crystals in the atmosphere’.
The installations are all fairly close together, but we suggest wrapping up warm and wearing comfy shoes to make the experience as comfortable as possible, no matter watt the weather. It’s also worth picking up a map when you arrive so you don’t miss any of the wonderful sights on display.
From colour changing benches to a giant disco ball, there really is something for everyone to enjoy on this light-hearted night out.
Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival
Date: Tuesday 16 January – Saturday 27 January 2018
Location: Canary Wharf, E14
For more information visit www.canarywharf.com. Don’t forget to share your photos on Instagram with #winterlights.