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At Canary Wharf Estate

Thursday 16 January 2020 at 16:00 - Saturday 25 January 2020 at 22:00

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As Brexit continues to loom over us like a Christmas-holiday-gone-stale, it's refreshing – nay, really bloody satisfying – to see the stunning results of nations coming together in the name of art.

Canary Wharf's Winter Lights Festival, in its sixth triumphant year, sees countries from all over Europe and around the world come together and create stunning light shows and installations, in the name of lighting up these drab January evenings. 

Estonia, Portugal, Taiwan, Germany, the US and New Zealand are just some of the countries represented at the 10-day affair, by various artists – some returning and some new; all set to bring even more modern twists and turns than last year.  

Keith Watson, public art curator at Canary Wharf Group, said: “Heading into our sixth edition, Winter Lights continues to be one of the most engaging calendar moments of the year. This beautiful selection of works not only will captivate people, but also provoke a deeper conversation across a range of topics.

 “Each year we look forward to seeing such a diverse audience visiting Canary Wharf. This year we’ve extended the opening hours to make the festival even more accessible to families. The stunning immersive and interactive artworks will thrill and astound visitors – and we hope it goes some way to inspiring the next generation.”

With great art comes great food, obvs, so expect some dreamy winter warmers: from Belgian waffles to fresh-out-the-oven pizza and just about everything in between. 

So, in the words of you know who, let there be light. 

For more, see canarywharf.com

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