Winter Lights festival in Canary Wharf

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. editor

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  2. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    So that's why they haven't taken the lights down off the bloody trees. It's just annoying when you're emerging from Canary Wharf tube at quarter to 6 on a mid January morning.
     
  3. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

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    Ohhhhhh, if that's the welcoming sign that really doesn't bode well! :D

    I like the benches though. I think like with a lot of these things, if there were just a small thing you came across they'd be quite nice little touches to public spaces, but when they're made into a 'thing' then expectations are raised and, more often than not, dashed.

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    Yeah, that, basically!>
     
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  4. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    So that's why they haven't taken the lights down off the bloody trees. It's just annoying when you're emerging from Canary Wharf tube at quarter to 6 on a mid January morning.
     
  5. WWWeed

    WWWeed Bandwidth Bandit

    So does this mean the ice sculpture festival has been killed off?

    There is a message on London Ice Sculpting Festival mentioning the winter light festival and that the ice sculpture festival should be returning in 2017. I guess as this went ahead the 2017 ice sculpture festival didn't go ahead.

    If that is the case it is a massive shame as I really enjoyed the ice sculpture festival in previous years.
     
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  7. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    I wouldn’t mind a look, but it’s quite a way to go after work during the week and no way am I going on Saturday.
     
  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I love photography. I love having a camera on my phone. I love the way people can share photos so easily.

    But this seemed like it was just masses of people hellbent on capturing the scene on their phone no matter what and that was the #1 priority for their entire day rather than taking a step back to enjoy the work for a few minutes at least.
     
  9. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    I went up on Friday and thought it was OK, a few great bits and a few average bits. Worth the trip, free and didn't seem too busy to me - the layout was such that I didn't feel packed in anywhere or have to queue or have struggle seeing anything.

    It's definitely an event that's made to be Instagramable and I do sometimes feel a bit sad to see people experiencing stuff through their phone screens but it didn't detract from my enjoyment (vs say a quiet gig being interrupted by flashes) and tbh even I took a few pics and still had plenty of time to enjoy it properly too.
     
  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I guess I've just been unlucky then as both times it's been rammed with people jostling to get their vital Instagram shot in.
     
  11. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl All lost in the supermarket

    I went last week - it was okay, a bit too busy, bit too spread out, and while some pieces (the ghost whale for example) were imaginative and well done, most was just okay - stuff it's be interesting to stumble across by accident perhaps, but not especially worth the journey especially.
     

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