Alight In London #spacetheuniverseandeverything

Another evening, another light show. This time at St Martin’s in the Fields, which is a bit of an out of date name since the nearest field is, at best St James Park, about a quarter mile away. It’s a lovely church which has become a major homeless centre providing food and shelter. Right bang next to Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery it couldn’t be more central.

In case you weren’t sure where we were, I included a bus. That was deliberate, just to fix location.

How to describe the experience? Visually stunning. Immersive. Themeless, once you remove recording of moon landings and 2001. Lots of nebulous nebulas, certainly.

It was a neat 45 minutes or so, and while these things are currently in vogue, I’ll catch what I can. Soon enough they’ll be another experience, probably where you don a rubber suit and bubble your way around the National Portrait Gallery on a personalised antigravity carpet.

Here are a few clips

The image that most engaged me, incidentally wasn’t the light shows, per se, but the beautifully twisted window against which the main imagery was beamed. I think the Textilise spent most of her watching time planning how she could make a patchwork with the same construction.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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37 Responses to Alight In London #spacetheuniverseandeverything

  1. joylennick says:

    Certainly different and colourful. Thanks Geoff.

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  2. Erika says:

    I so love the idea of this event. Experiencing with all senses!

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  3. trifflepudling says:

    I remember when I was at school Son et Lumiere shows were the equivalent. We went to one in Oxford on a coach and to I seem to remember seeing them advertised at various châteaux in the Loire Valley. Not as colourful as this, though!

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  4. Is that the bus containing all the new money for the NHS?

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  5. Darlene says:

    Very interesting. I also like the last image.

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  6. Bridgette says:

    Wow! That’s so cool and looks very disorienting. I hope something like this tours the states, I’d definitely like to check it out.

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  7. Great videos, Geoff. I liked the 3D effect and the light movement. The kid on a leash was a bonus. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. noelleg44 says:

    Waaay cool! Seems like the art scene in London is into mixing color, music and movement!

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  9. ThingsHelenLoves says:

    Fantastic, love stuff like this. St Martin’s in the Fields has been on the list for a while as I’d like to visit the Cafe in the Crypt. On the list for next time!

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    • TanGental says:

      Sadly the cafe was closed while this is on, but yes, that’s worth putting on the list. One thing to look out for, Helen, if you’re planning a visit is to see what Hidden London tours are on – just go the the TFL website. There are some fascinating events


  10. JT Twissel says:

    Sort of a down the rabbit hole experience!

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  11. arlingwoman says:

    I was taken by the window as well. Glad for the last image. I can’t think of this church without thinking of the Academy…

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  12. V.M.Sang says:

    Wow. Amazing. Stunning. Awesome. Fascinating. Incredible. Marvellous. Prodigious.
    (I ate a thesaurus for breakfast).
    But that was all those words. Thanks for sharing. I wish I’d been there.

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  13. Widdershins says:

    Wow! 😀 one certainly wouldn’t want to be in an altered state of consciousness when viewing this stuff. 😀 … reminds me of those very early ‘screensaver’ animations. 🙂

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  14. Jennie says:

    A light show at St. Martin’s in the Fields? I never would have thought…and it looks beautiful.

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