Chiswick House & Gardens To Host 'After Dark' Light Show

The historic property and gardens transforms into an illuminated winter world , and there is a special discount on tickets for our readers

after dark in chiswick house illuminated festival


After Dark is on Thursdays - Sundays from 15 November till 30 December - 5pm till 10pm
Tickets are priced from £8.50 to £43.10. There is a 20% discount for members when you book online enter the code 20% discount if they quote CHISW4.

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The new winter show at Chiswick House to replace the Magic Lantern Festival is to be the After Dark light show. Launching on Thursday 15 November until 30 December, and running from Thursday to Sunday, this will be a festive extravaganza like no other say the Chiswick House and Gardens Trust.

In the 18th century, informal landscaping was a revolution in design and a complete break from tradition. The creation of Chiswick Gardens marked the start of the English Landscape Movement and the After Dark concept - an illuminated trail which will transform the natural parkland, giving visitors the chance to enjoy Chiswick in a whole new ‘light' with a musical backdrop.

There will be no reindeers, fake snow or Santa Clauses in sight. Instead, vibrant state-of-the-art light displays from 'world-renowned' artists will offer what is described as a sleek, modern and classy experience.

Visitors will be guided through a 45-minute trail set in the award-winning gardens. The historical villa will form the canvas for an illuminating lighting display where classical architecture meets modern technology, care of renowned lighting designer, Nick Gray from Renegade. Gray’s high-profile projects have included stage lighting for Kasabian, Last Shadow Puppets and Calvin Harris, and lighting design for many fashion shows including London Fashion Week, Anya Hindmarch, Mulberry, Julien Macdonald, Roksanda, Matthew Williamson and Temperley to name a few. Several art installations by up-and-coming artist Finn Thomson will also feature.

Upon completion of the trail, visitors can tuck into a seasonal feast from street food traders such as The Cheese Truck, Le Swine, Taco Dave and The Duck Shed, with more to be announced.

They’ll be an abundance of winter toddy favourites such as Terry’s Hot Chocolate Orange, Bailey’s Hot Chocolate and Hot Apple Cider to help keep you warm from point of entry.

Jennifer Davidson, Event Director of After Dark said, “We’re excited to produce a very different outdoors, after dark show and thrilled to be shining a light on one of the country’s greatest treasures - reigniting London’s fascination with Chiswick House and Gardens & Trust.”

There is a 20% discount on tickets if you quote CHISW4


October 12, 2018

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