A free light show depicting the history of the universe will be projected onto the Tower of London for four evenings this November.
About Us tells a story crams 13.8 billion years of history into a 25-minute show, starting with the Big Bang and culminating in present day. The spectacular combines light projections, words written by UK poets, and live choirs performing an original score written for the event by composer and musician Nitin Sawhney CBE.
It's family-friendly, and suitable for all ages.
The ambitious spectacular is part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, a series of 10 creative commissions which have toured the UK this year. Since March, it has visited Paisley, Derry-Londonderry, Caernarfon, Luton and Hull.
We don't know yet exactly how it'll unfold at the Tower of London, but images of the previous performances show awe-inspiring lights and lasers projected onto Caernarfon Castle, Hull City Hall and other prominent buildings.
We reckon it'll be quite the sight — and let's face it, between the poppies, the flames and Superbloom, has there ever been an installation at the Tower that hasn't been spectacular?
In 2019, St Paul's Cathedral was covered in light projections for Where Light Falls, which remembered the horrors of the blitz.
About Us is at Tower of London, 16-19 November 2022. It's free, no booking, and shows run every 30 minutes between 5.30pm and 9.30pm each evening.