5 months ago

Brighten up winter with the return of The Light Festival

Every year, January and February get brightened up by the Light Festival that takes over the Power Station.

January and February are notoriously gloomy. The festive lights are down, the nights are long and it’s probably raining. Which is why any excuse for some brightness in the first two months of the year are very, very welcome. Every year the free-to-attend Light Festival lands at the Power Station and does exactly that- it really is the perfect antidote to the dark!

Each year a select group of both local and international artists install their light-up work across the Power Station complex. This year, between 25th January and 25th February, a total of 7 piece of art will be erected for visitors to wander around and admire. It’s promising to be “…more interactive than ever before” so expect some interactive areas that will get you playing a piano or even in a (stationary) cycling competition! In classic Battersea Power Station style, the fun doesn’t stop there. You’ll likely stumble across a ‘glow show’, workshop, competition or even a silent disco on your exploration and if you visit on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings during the festival you’ll be treated to themed live performances as well as the main art exhibition.

Here’s what Simon Murphy, CEO at Battersea Power Station Development Company, has said: “The Light Festival is one of our most popular events at Battersea Power Station and we are excited to see it return with even more interactive pieces for visitors to enjoy in January and February. With the Power Station’s strong cultural history, it is important that we continue this tradition, and we are thrilled to be working with some of the leading light artists from around the globe to create a festival which brightens up the riverside neighbourhood and helps to put a smile on our visitors’ faces during the dark winter months.

Want to know what’s in store? Here’s the full list of installations at the Light Festival 2024:

  • Butterfly Effect by Masamichi Shimada. Located in the water feature in Circus West Village
  • Singularity by Squidsoup. Located in Power Station Park by the Power Station’s north entrance
  • C/C by Angela Chong. Located on Electric Boulevard next to Battersea Park Road
  • Lightbattle III by Venividimultiplex. Located in Malaysia Square by the Power Station’s south entrance
  • Cloudy Lanterns by Mad Rhizome. Located on the Upper Ground Level of Electric Boulevard
  • LightPiano by Arion de Munck and Mark Ridder. Located in Turbine Hall B inside the Power Station
  • Large Diamond by Freerk Wilbers. Located in Turbine Hall A inside the Power Station

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