Winter Lights festival 2017: Angels, giant eggs and a lot of neon

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Angels Of Freedom by Merav Eitan and Gaston Zahr from the OGE Creative Group at the Winter Lights Festival

Many of us (myself included) lament winter for the long dark nights and overall gloominess. However, it’s these conditions that can make decorative lighting all the more alluring. After the Christmas decorations come down in early January, it can feel a bit drab. However, for two weeks in January, Canary Wharf gave us a bit of neon love with the Winter Lights festival.

For just under two weeks this January (16th -27th), over 30 light installations and interactive art were dotted around Canary Wharf. A few days before it ended, I headed along with my camera one freezing night – made even colder by the downdraught affect from the skyscrapers around me. It was popular, but fortunately had manageable crowds so you could see the lights properly (unlike Lumiere London last year when I got stuck in a human traffic jam). It was good to see there were also lots of assistants around with maps to help you find your way. Overall, the quality of the art installations were varied and lovely to look at and I hope they put it on again next year.

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Posted on 5 Feb 2017, in art, Festivals, London, Tourist Attractions and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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