In pictures: Lumiere Festival fills London with a myriad of de-light-ful installations

30 large artworks and interactive projects are lighting up central London this weekend. See what's on show here.


This weekend's Lumiere Festival in London is described by it's organisers as the biggest 'festival of light' ever put in the UK's capital.

What this actually means is that there are 30 light-based installations around Mayfair, King's Cross and between Oxford Street and Trafalgar Square/Westminster that you can freely wander between tonight, tomorrow and Sunday nights from 6.30-10.30pm. To help visitors find them, the organisers have provided a handy downloadable map.

The artworks include sculptures, interactive installations and huge moving characters like the Les Luminéoles by Porté par le vent, which are appearing on Piccadilly. Artists taking part include TILT, Julian Opie, NOVAK, Janet Echelman, Cédric Le Borgne, Patrice Warrener and Ocubo.

Read on to see more of what's on show.

Image: Les Luminéoles by Porté par le vent, on Piccadilly


The festival has been put on by Artichoke, who put on a similar festival in Durham last year as well as bringing Royal De Luxe's vast puppet show The Sultan's Elephant to London in 2006.

Image: Les Luminéoles by Porté par le vent, on Piccadilly

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Image: Garden of Light by  TILT, in Leceister Square's garden


Image: Les Voyageurs (The Travellers) by Cédric Le Borgne, in St James's


Image: Elephantastic by Top’là Design and Catherine Garret, on Regent Street

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Image: I Haven’t Changed my Mind in a Thousand Years by Beth J Ross, on Piccadilly


Image: 195 Piccadilly by NOVAK, at BAFTA on Piccadilly


Image: 195 Piccadilly by NOVAK, at BAFTA on Piccadilly

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Image: 195 Piccadilly by NOVAK, at BAFTA on Piccadilly


Image: 195 Piccadilly by NOVAK, at BAFTA on Piccadilly


Image: 195 Piccadilly by NOVAK, at BAFTA on Piccadilly

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