Another Dazzling Light Show Comes To This Central London Church This Winter

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 6 months ago
Another Dazzling Light Show Comes To This Central London Church This Winter
Illuminations covering the inside walls of a church building.
Luxmuralis produced Space, The Universe and Everything at the same venue in early 2023. Photo: Tabish Khan/Londonist

Spectacular projections set to an atmospheric soundscape will be installed in a central London church this winter.

St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square will host Life, a colourful display celebrating the natural world by projecting images onto the outside of the building, and throughout the underground Crypt, culminating in a light show filling the whole of the church.

Begin by seeing the exterior architecture of the church — which is home to a special 'warped window' — shown off in its best light, literally, before you head inside and walk through the illuminated crypt, to a bespoke soundtrack. Finish the 40-minute experience with a seated sequence in the main part of the church, a 'dazzling journey across night and day exploring different aspects of our world'.

Space, The Universe and Everything at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Photo: Tabish Khan/Londonist

Life is the work of artist Peter Walker and Luxmuralis, the arts company which took over the same building in January 2023 for Space, The Universe and Everything, a light show which celebrated life on Earth and beyond. Luxmuralis is also putting together a regal light show, Crown and Coronation, to be projected onto the Tower of London in November 2023.

Life takes place at St Martin-in-the-Fields on Trafalgar Square, 30 January-3 February 2024. Tickets are on sale now, priced £8-£12 for adults, and £5 for under 16s. Under 2s are free, but there is no pushchair storage available.

Last Updated 10 October 2023

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