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Lumiere London returns to the capital for 2018

London's largest arts festival will return to London next year with a brand new lineup spanning from Westminster Abbey to Chinatown

Lumiere London, the capital's largest arts festival will return to London next year.

Building upon the successful 2016 Lumiere London programme, which was attended by 1.3 million people, the 2018 edition will take place from 18-21 January.

Commissioned by the Mayor of London and produced by arts charity Artichoke, the UK’s leading creative producers for art in the public realm, the festival will be expanding to both sides of the River Thames across new destinations.

More than 40 installations from both UK and international artists will light up London’s streets, buildings and public spaces.

French digital artist Patrice Warrener returns to present the second instalment of The Light of the Spirit for Westminster Abbey, to incorporate more of this landmark building, illuminating the sculptural details in his distinctive polychromatic style.

Lead by artist Jo Pocock and the Lantern Company, Leicester Square Gardens and the area of Chinatown will also be transformed into a magical illuminated world, bringing a sense of the wild into the heart of the city as well as providing a space for reflection.

Designers, architects, technicians and poets will also add their creative input to the lineup.

To find out more, see lumierelondon.com