Lumiere London: Full Programme Announced

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Lumiere London: Full Programme Announced: 112504-640x360-lumierefinallarge.jpg

09 January 2018

Event to take place from Thursday 18th - Sunday 21st January 2018 daily from 5.30pm - 10.30pm

Notes to editors


About Lumiere 

Lumiere was created by Artichoke in Durham in 2009, and took place again in 2011, 2013, 2015 and  2017, commissioned by Durham County Council. In 2013, Artichoke produced Lumiere in  Derry~Londonderry UK City of Culture. In January 2016, the company staged the first Lumiere London,  supported by the Mayor of London, attracting audiences of over 1 million over four nights.   

About Artichoke  

Producers of extraordinary live events, Artichoke is one of the country’s leading creative companies and  is a registered charity, funded by Arts Council England. At Artichoke, we use art to undermine the mundane and disrupt the everyday, and create a new kind of  world that we’d all like to live in. 

Our previous projects include Royal de Luxe’s The Sultan’s Elephant, which brought an estimated one  million people onto the streets of London in 2006; La Machine’s 50-foot high mechanical spider for  Liverpool’s Capital of Culture celebrations in 2008; Antony Gormley’s One & Other 100-day-long invasion of the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square in London in 2009; and Deborah Warner’s commission for the  London 2012 Festival with Fiona Shaw, Peace Camp, a nationwide celebration of landscape and poetry, which took place across eight separate sites around the UK; Temple by David Best in  Derry~Londonderry, attended by more than 75,000 people; and London’s Burning, a festival to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London in September 2016. Artichoke creates  and produces Lumiere, the UK’s largest light festival, which has been staged in Durham every two years  since 2009; in Derry~Londonderry in Northern Ireland as part of the celebrations for City of Culture 2013,  and in London for the first time in January 2016.    

Mayor of London 

The Mayor of London supports a range of cultural events and activities throughout the year. For more information, go to, or email 


London’s West End 

The UK’s most visited destination – London’s West End attracts more than 200 million visitors a year from  across the globe. The area offers a globally unique and unrivalled mix of shopping, culture, food and  entertainment and is home to many vibrant neighbourhoods. The West End is home to world famous  landmarks from Piccadilly Lights and Trafalgar Square; the iconic shopping areas of Bond Street, Carnaby, Oxford Street, Regent Street and Seven Dials; cultural, creative and entertainment hotspots of Soho, Leicester Square, Piccadilly, Chinatown London and Shaftesbury Avenue and world class hotels, luxury shopping, galleries and phenomenal global dining experiences across Mayfair and St James’s. Key promotional partners for the West End include Westminster City Council, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, Heart of London Business Alliance, New West End Company, Regent Street Association, Shaftesbury  and The Crown Estate.    

King’s Cross is London's new creative quarter, home to 67 acres of inspiring businesses and  outstanding architecture, destination restaurants and a vibrant cultural scene. The area’s industrial past  has inspired the 50 new and repurposed buildings; the public spaces between them are a mix of parks,  streets, squares, and gardens, with Granary Square and its fountains as a heart. Already known as a foodie hotspot, King’s Cross is now establishing itself as a retail destination. Nike, 18Montrose, Jigsaw, & Other Stories, Carhartt WIP and Waitrose are all open for business and the retail vision will complete in late 2018 when Coal Drops Yard, London’s newest shopping street, opens in a pair of redesigned Victorian coal buildings, creating 100,000 sq ft of boutiques, shops, bars and restaurants in the centre of King's Cross.    

London & Partners and is the official visitor guide to London and is run by London & Partners, the Mayor of  London’s official promotional agency. London & Partners’ purpose is to support the Mayor’s priorities by  promoting London internationally, as the best city in the world in which to invest, work, study and visit. It  does this by devising creative ways to promote London and to amplify the Mayor’s messages, priorities  and campaigns to engage international audiences. Its mission is to tell London’s story brilliantly to an international audience. London & Partners is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the  Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners. For more information visit is a comprehensive resource for everything that is happening in London. At any one time, this includes 20,000 event listings, plus content designed to inspire and assist visitors. is available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. Each month attracts more than 3.5m visits and its social media channels have 1.75m followers. For more information, visit   

About Bloomberg Philanthropies

Bloomberg Philanthropies works in over 120 countries around the world to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: Arts, Education, Environment, Government Innovation, and Public Health. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s charitable activities, including his foundation and his personal giving. In 2016, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed $600 million. For more information, please visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter.    


Unusual Rigging 

QED Productions   


Grosvenor Britain & Ireland 

South Bank BID 

The Fitzrovia Partnership 

Victoria BID 



Astrea Asset Management 

Cain International Canon 

The Connaught Hotel 

Croydon Council 

Great Portland Estates 

High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom 


We are Waterloo 

Marriott International 


Technicians make it happen supported by Gatsby Foundation 


Universal Music 


Westminster City Council 

Zumtobel Group  QED    


BAM Construction 

City Cruises 

Creative Barking and Dagenham 

Croydon Partnership 

Durham Distillery 

European Commission 


Lambeth Council 


Coin Street Community Builders 

London Borough of Redbridge 


Macao Government Tourism Office 

Mondrian Hotel London 

Royal Borough of Greenwich 

The Baring Foundation 

The Royal Netherlands Embassy 


Waltham Forest 



Embassy of Spain 

Rotunda Bar and Restaurant 

St Ermin’s Hotel 

The Polish Cultural Institute 


London & Partners Communications Team

London & Partners Media & PR Team

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