A 10 metre 'floating' earth will be suspended above Canary Wharf's Middle Dock when its Winter Lights festival returns later this month.  

Created by Luke Jerram, the installation is one of the many that reflect on the festival's themes of togetherness, climate-change and the transfer of data in the modern world.   

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Running from Wednesday, January 18 to Saturday, January 28 the Winter Lights festival is a big one. 

Returning to east London after as two-year hiatus, the free festival features 22 installations, including nine works previously unseen in the UK before.  

Other installations include Camille Walala's Captivated by Colour; a colourful tunnel which plays tricks with the eyes as you move through it.  

There's also a mirrored spinning top which casts out reflections of its surrounds. It's called Fragmented Appearances and it's by Gertjan Adema.  

If you spin the handle attached to installation Intonaluci (The Light Snails), created by Calidos, you will trigger a hypnotic spiral of colours and patterns that aims to draw you in. 

Also, look out for the family of resurrected life-sized mammoths.  

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Maps for the all-ages light trail can been downloaded from the Canary Wharf app, or available from onsite stewards.  

Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights Festival runs from Thursday, January 18 to Saturday, January 28. 

Website: canarywharf.com