"Helsinki should be like that every day!"
Lux Helsinki 2014 gathered lots of positive feedback from the audience of the event. Here's some of the best bits from the social media.
"Amazing guys!! Every year it gets better and better!"
"I would just like to mention that Lux Helsinki 2014 was my first Lux event I attended and it was MAGICAL. It's a wonderful and amazingly beautiful event organized by the city. I would just like to say a small Kiitos for entertaining us for five special days and filling our dark winter nights with light."
"Wonderful show...still not able to get over it and the music!" (About Fire Circus Walkea's show)
"Like almost every year I'm going to Helsinki to watch the event but yesterday (Sunday) was amazing. I've never seen so many people and because of that it was difficult to see everything. But it's good for you, it means that people like what you are doing!"
"Helsinki should be like that every day!! Keep up the good work - this year's edition was definitely better than last year which was already good :)"
150,000 visitors at the event – thank you!
The Lux Helsinki light event, arranged for the sixth time between 4 and 8 January 2014, brought 150,000 visitors from Helsinki, the rest of Finland and around the world to the centre of the city and to the Cable Factory. The performances by Fire Circus Walkea on Kansalaistori were witnessed by an audience of more than 10,000. An exhibition of light art was held for the first time in Merikaapelihalli at the Cable Factory and attracted circa 6,000 visitors.
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Explore the installations with free tours
Guided walking tours will be held in Finnish every day during the event at 5:30 and 6:30 pm. Tours in Russian will be arranged on Saturday and Sunday 4 and 5 January at 5:30 and 6:30 pm, and Monday to Wednesday 6–8 January at 5:30 pm. Tours in Swedish will be arranged on Saturday to Tuesday 4-7 January at 5:30 and 6:30 pm. Tours in English will be arranged on Saturday to Tuesday 4-7 January at 5:30 and 6:30 pm, and on Wednesday 8 January at 6:30 pm.
The maximum tour duration will be 1.5 hours. Each tour is open to a maximum of 20 participants. Entry is free of charge.
Tour participants must register in advance by picking up a ticket at the City of Helsinki Tourist Office (Pohjoisesplanadi 19) from 27 December onwards. The Tourist Office is open on Mon-Fri from 9 am to 6 pm and on Sat-Sun from 10 am to 4 pm.
Tours in Finnish and Swedish depart from the blue container at the National Opera Amphitheatre. Tours in English and Russian depart from the Lux Helsinki information container at Senate Square.
Информация о мероприятии на русском языке
Фестиваль света Lux Helsinki подарит впечатления и наполнит чувствами в самое темное время года 4.–8.1.2014 с субботы по среду. Захватывающие дух визуальные световые произведения завлекут на улицы зимнего Хельсинки. Световые инсталляции можно будет увидеть в разных частях центра города, а также в Культурном центре «Кабельный завод». Вход на фестиваль свободный, его организатором является город Хельсинки.
Световые произведения можно будет увидеть ежедневно с 17.00 до 22.00. Продолжительность показа инсталляций варьируется. Во время проведения мероприятия произведения будут сменять друг друга без перерыва. Выставка светового искусства Lux IN открыта с 14.00 до 22.00. Выступления Цирка огня Walkea будут проходить ежедневно в 18.00 и 19.30. В программе возможны изменения.
Загрузить пресс-релизы о мероприятии на русском языке (pdf):
Городской фестиваль света Lux Helsinki снова доставит всем радость 4.-8.1.2014
Фестиваль Lux Helsinki представит выставку светового искусства Lux IN и сопутствующую программу
Загрузить программу мероприятия на русском и английском языке (pdf)
The urban event Lux Helsinki offers experiences for all the senses
The urban event Lux Helsinki offers experiences for all the senses during the darkest time of the year, from Saturday 4 January to Wednesday 8 January 2014. Visually spectacular light installations will entice people to spend time in the wintry outdoors of Helsinki.
An exciting and surprising route consisting of twelve installation sites will lead visitors along the shore of Töölönlahti bay, past the National Opera’s amphitheatre, Hesperia Park, the National Museum, the Hakasalmi Villa, Helsinki Music Centre, the old railway warehouses and Kansalaistori Park to the New Student House. The event’s central stage is Senate Square. The Lux Ratikka tram will also be returning to the tracks after its first appearance in 2013. Merikaapelihalli in the Cable Factory will host Lux IN, Lux Helsinki's first exhibition of light art.
The installations, created by Finnish and international artists, can be viewed daily from 5 pm to 10 pm. Their durations vary, but they all operate on a continuous loop during the display hours. The Lux IN light art exhibition is open between 2 pm and 10 pm. Fire Circus Walkea will give performances daily at 6 pm and 7:30 pm.
The artistic director of the event is Markku Uimonen and technical director is Ilkka Paloniemi. Sun Effects Ltd is the producer of the event.
The Lux Helsinki event is organised by the City of Helsinki and the entry is free of charge.