500 Colourful Light Orbs Will Light Up London This Winter

Laura Reynolds
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500 Colourful Light Orbs Will Light Up London This Winter

A trippy, photogenic light installation featuring 500 individual, dangling bulbs is planned for Belgravia for Christmas 2019.

Wave, by artists Squidsoup, might look familiar. That's because Squidsoup has showcased similar work in London before. Canary Wharf Winter Lights 2019 featured Submergence, a hypnotic, colour-changing, noise-emitting installation in Montgomery Square, which built slowly into a crescendo of light and sound.

This time round, rather than having strings of multiple fairy lights dangling from above, Squidsoup is focusing on individual orbs of light. In keeping with Eccelston Yards' ethos of wellness, each bulb apparently contributes to a 'calming energy balance for the visitor'. The orange orbs have the effect of energising the body, the yellow ones stimulate happiness, and the blues ones calm the heart rate, all based on the principles of chromotherapy.

While that's nice and everything, we're mainly here for the Instagram shots.

And if you are already thinking about Christmas, and love a light festival as much as we do,  you should know that tickets for Christmas at Kew 2019 are already on sale. In fact, they have been since June, and if you don't move fast, they'll be sold out.

Wave by Squidsoup is at Eccleston Yard in Belgravia, 28 November 2019-11 January 2020, and is free to visit.

Last Updated 14 October 2019