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Connected by Light

Connected by Light, a vibrant collection of inspiring light artworks, is set to captivate Londoners from December to February 2021. Igniting the sky through vivid displays, this curation of artwork exudes warm glows, subtle hues and expressive colours - all beneath the setting of the Canary Wharf skyline.

Spanning 12 weeks, the collection of nine light artworks showcases the intricate work of UK artists, and affords visitors the opportunity for moments of calm and reflection. Lighting the path into the new year, Connected by Light provides the perfect opportunity for an evening of escapism.

The exhibit is complemented by a further eight light art pieces which are part of Canary Wharf’s public art collection. Over 75 pieces by 50 world-renowned artists are situated on the Estate, free to visitors all year round.

Careful steps have been taken to ensure that winter activities at Canary Wharf can be enjoyed in a Covid-secure manner, and Connected by Light is no different, with light works found glowing across the Estate’s parks, gardens, squares and open spaces. Ensuring visitors have plenty of opportunity to enjoy them, some installations can be viewed at any time of day, while others will come to life after dark. Visit after dusk to see the pieces at their mesmerising best.

Visitors should download the Connected by Light map from ahead of their visit to see the locations of the artworks and create their own journey around the installations. Those in need of warming refreshments or some retail therapy, can visit one of Canary Wharf’s hundreds of bars, shops and restaurants open during their visit.

Canary Wharf’s annual Winter Lights festival, which attracts over 400,000 visitors each year, will look to return in the future. In the meantime, Connected by Light is set to spark Londoners’ winter evenings into life.
Canary Wharf London
Wed 2 Dec 2020 to Wed 27 Jan 2021
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