Canary Wharf Winter Lights festival returns

Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival is back for its fifth year, with 21 installations made by artists from all over the world.

This year the main focus is on recycling and sustainability. On display is artist Oskar Krajewski’s sculptures are made from recycled items such as unwanted or broken toys, unusable electronics and plastic bags.

Local community artist Mürüde Mehmet has been working with local school children in Tower Hamlets to construct colourful floating sculptures made out of recycled plastic bottles.

Submergence, by arts collective Squidsoup, is an interactive artwork in which members of the public are encouraged to walk through 24,000 suspended lights. Submergence installations are considered to be the highlight of this year’s festival.

There are more artworks in Cubitt steps, Westferry Circus, Jubilee Plaza and Crossrail Place Roof Garden. They include a light maze, glowing trees and a luminous bench to sit on. The festival runs from January 15 to January 26.

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Images by: Puja Mazumder and Yingxiang Su

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