This New Year, I made a resolution to do more new things, and what better way to kick-start than visit Lumiere London?
For those who didn’t hear about it (where have you been?!), Lumiere London was the biggest ever light festival to hit the capital, with artists from around the world illuminating famous landmarks, buildings and spaces with fun and quirky light installations.
The festival, which ran from 14-17 January, saw thousands attend, and was definitely worth the visit.
I’ve never been particularly ‘artsy’, and certainly can’t tell my Monet from my Van Gogh. In fact, I can’t think of much worse than spending an afternoon pretending to enjoy art, but the installations at Lumiere were quirky and fun, so I’m really glad that on a cold winter evening, I braved the outside to see what it was all about.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d still much rather spend an evening at the theatre or down the pub with friends, but sometimes it’s good to experience new things, especially when London has so much to offer!
Some friends have now started a group called Do Something New Sunday, where people suggest different activities. Next week it’s a meditation class, so I’m looking forward to trying lots of new things in 2016.
Other events I’m looking out for:
-Silent Disco at the Natural History Museum. On 12th February 2016
-Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse. Running 30 January – 20th April 2016
-Liberty in Fashion. Running until 28th February 2016