Sunlight, we miss you. We’re sorry we took you for granted in the summer, and now that the winter months are here our days are short and dark. We want you back. If you’re one of many Londoners in need of a light and bright pick-me-up but can’t afford to jet off to warmer climates, how about catching a few rays in the bright new social space in King’s Cross? (No, it’s not a giant communal sunbed).
Artists James Bowthorpe and Kim Coleman have designed a temporary light installation that emits ever-changing light. ‘Winter Sun’ has been designed to satisfy our light cravings in the bleak winter time. The social space offers British food, fine teas, coffee, beer, hot and cold cocktails and most importantly a bright space enclosed within 12 glowing ‘suns’. These ‘suns’ vary in brightness from emitting a natural daylight to the softer glow of daybreak.
The installation is a collaboration between the aforementioned artists and architect Andrew Lock, and is in Granary Square for the next eight weeks. Hopefully after that we’ll start to see the real stuff again.
By Laura Sagar
Winter Sun is open until January 2 (2015), Monday–Saturday, 11am–11pm, Sunday 11am–4pm.
For more information head over to kingscross.co.uk.