Illuminated River is an ambitious new public art commission which will transform the capital at night, lighting up to 15 bridges on the River Thames. Once complete, it will be the longest public art commission in the world, seen over 130 million times each year, during its 10 year lifespan. Conceived by internationally-acclaimed artist Leo Villareal and British architectural practice Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, and delivered by the Illuminated River Foundation, the artwork has been sensitively developed, paying attention to heritage, wildlife and the built environment to create something exceptional – a transformation that celebrates the role that the Thames bridges play in the enduring global identity of London, and encourages people to enjoy the river and riverside at night.
To celebrate the illumination of the first four bridges (London, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium bridges), Illuminated River are teaming up with the Thames Festival and ‘Thames Pirate’ Steve Brooker, to take you on a one-of-a-kind mudlarking adventure, by moonlight, down on the Thames foreshore. Don’t miss out!
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