Battersea Power Station is once again throwing a free annual Light Festival to light up the winter evenings.

The event returns "bigger and brighter than ever" from January 25 to February 25 with seven spectacular installations by British and international artists.

Many of the pieces offer enhanced soundscapes and interactive elements that respond to visitors' movements, and will be on display inside inside the iconic landmark, and the surrounding riverside neighbourhood.

Newham Recorder: C C by Angela Chong is a light installation that doubles as a benchC C by Angela Chong is a light installation that doubles as a bench (Image: Janus van der Eijnden)

Three of the light installations will be making their UK debut, and two pieces their London debut. LightPiano by Arion de Munck and Mark Ridder in Turbine Hall B questions how sound and light can become one as visitors simultaneously play a piano and play with light.

On Monday to Wednesday evenings throughout the festival, there will be a schedule of musicians showcasing their skills on the instrument with fun themes such as The Best of Movie Soundtracks.

Lightbattle III by Venividimultiplex located in Malaysia Square encourages visitors to step inside two arches of light and take part in a cycling competition on six bicycles, with the strongest cyclist rewarded by a flood of colourful light.

Making its UK debut at Battersea Power Station, is Large Diamond by artist, Freerk Wilbers, a moving installation which consists of 183 diamond-shape pieces of reflective material. On display in the Power Station’s Turbine Hall A during the festival, the light falling through the diamonds will create sparkling reflections on the Art Deco features of the space.

Butterfly Effect by Masamichi Shimada – located in the water feature in Circus West Village - features six gigantic butterflies on the surface of the water which rise and fall with the movement of their glow against the dark night.Newham Recorder: Singularity by Squidsoup is inspired by a point in maths and physics where normal rules no longer applySingularity by Squidsoup is inspired by a point in maths and physics where normal rules no longer apply (Image: Squidsoup)

C/C by Angela Chong – located on Electric Boulevard next to Battersea Park Road - is an interactive sculpture that can be used as a bench, creating shadows by day and transforming into a colourful lightshow during the evening.

Singularity by Squidsoup – located in Power Station Park by the north entrance refers to the point in mathematics and physics of extreme variability where normal rules no longer apply, where change, transition, unpredictability and the unknown become the norm.

And Let the battle begin! Cloudy Lanterns by Mad Rhizome – located on the Upper Ground Level of Electric Boulevard - is a light art installation with floating geometric matrixes that immerse themselves in the urban space by illuminating the glow of thousands of coloured crystals in an interplay of light.

Simon Murphy, CEO at Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: "The Light Festival is one of our most popular events at Battersea Power Station and we are excited to see it return with even more interactive pieces for visitors to enjoy.

"With the Power Station’s strong cultural history, it is important that we continue this tradition, and we are thrilled to be working with some of the leading light artists from around the globe to create a festival which brightens up the riverside neighbourhood and helps to put a smile on our visitors’ faces during the dark winter months.”

The cafes, bars and restaurants at Battersea Power Station will have special menus and offers to celebrate the festival, plus take-away options to enjoy as visitors wander around the installations, including hot drinks and sweet treats from TOZI Counter, Paris Baguette and Crosstown.

For those looking to refuel after exploring the festival, there is plenty on offer including Indian dishes at the newly opened Dishoom, and over 13 cuisines from around the globe at Arcade Food Hall.

There will also be family-friendly workshops, live entertainment, and music throughout the Light Festival, including live ‘glow shows’ from specialist LED performers, and Silent Discos in Turbine Hall B.

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