The Mayor of London Kicks off Lumiere on the South Bank

Sadiq Khan chose to visit the South Bank to kick off the Lumiere London festival in style on Thursday 18th January.

Commissioned by the Mayor, and delivered and curated by arts charity Artichoke; the festival last took place in 2016, and attracted some 1.3 million visitors.

This year the festival is more ambitious than ever, with over 50 artworks across the city, 10 of which are concentrated in and around South Bank and Waterloo.

The mayor said “Lumiere London promises to be one of the brightest and most exciting times of the year. I look forward to welcoming millions of visitors to the capital to enjoy this city-wide spectacle,”

Standout piece ‘The Wave’ by Danish company Vertigo was chosen as the perfect place for the launch, (see above) and will likely prove very popular with visitors to the festival.