This year programme is set to transform London’s streets, buildings and public spaces into an immersive art show exploring a myriad of topics: from architecture and sound to political and social discourses, every light installation and painted facade will be an opportunity for visitors to reflect upon a diversity of matters as well as to have fun participating into some of the interactive pieces.
Holding a strong diversity of artists, you will be able to see works by blue chip artists such as Tracey Emin or Julian Opie next to emerging names such as Alaa Minawi or French collective Collectif Coin. On the overall, a fantastic opportunity for audiences to enjoy first-time pedestrianised streets and experience London as a massive open-air gallery.
Best thing is that the festival is free to attend and the itinerary is completely flexible. You might want to wonder freely around the various spots or to plan your route by downloading the Visit London App or by purchasing the festival map online, which includes a full colour printed programme. Still, there are walking routes between many of the locations and plenty of opportunities to stay and linger over a drink or meal at the many venues and attractions along the way.
As we already know that experiencing it all is an almost impossible task, METAL anticipates its five star selection with a series of installations not to be missed: