Lighting Up 2021

To celebrate the International Day of Light we are hosting a 24 hour Zoom call with people from all around the world to show the sun rising and setting around the globe. We will speed up the recording of the composite zoom screens to create a rich and subtly-shifting patchwork.

Our event is today at 4pm! Click here to join

Bringing a spark of light to 2021!

A huge thank you to everyone who submitted a video to Lighting Up 2021 A streaming event to be held on 20 May 2021 with a panel of experts.

A number of submissions from our Lighting Up 2021 call will be selected by a panel of experts for a special screening. This will open a public debate about the shared language of light on Thursday 20th of May at 4pm GMT. 

Join our event here today at 4pm

Hosted by Dr Shelley James our panelists include:

  • Mark Major – Lighting designer
  • Kailas Elmer – Publisher, Trebuchet Magazine
  • Dr James Millen – Physicist King’s College London
  • Bob Mizon OBE – Astronomer and Co-ordinator of the Commission for Dark Skies
  •  Marianne Shillingford – Colour specialist and Creative Director of Dulux,



Image credit: Megan Grace-Hughes Artwork:Prismatica by RAW Design in collaboration with Atomic3


A couple of examples are below as a starting point – but we are looking forward to seeing your creative spark! If you include music or soundscape, please can you make sure that you have permission to use it, own the copywrite or that it is royalty free


And for more information, please contact us at

Video: Dr Diane Roth – from King’s College London – Music – Megan Grace
A metasurface emulates a 3D cube. It is lit from a fixed direction and is rotating in front of the light source. Unlike typical holograms , metasurfaces can reflect all colours and be viewed from any angle.


Researchers in the Levitated Nanophysics group at King’s College London use light to explore quantum rotations of a silicon nanorod, to explore the limits of quantum physics.

Many thanks to Nature Photonics for their support for this event.