A Coloured World

When I was little I often wondered what it would be like to be inside a bouncy castle. Not when people are jumping on it you understand; I'm not a complete fruitloop. I was curious to think about what it would be like to wander around inside the inflatable walls and passages.

Next week, I will ponder this great mystery of life no more because I will be able to do so, but in a far more arty and grown-up manner!

Starting today (and running until the end of the month) there is an amazing attraction in the Forest of Dean that, if you live within an hour's drive, I thoroughly recommend you visit. I am not sure that there are that many phenomenums like it in the world and I can't wait to experience it, knowing that The Boy is going to have a brilliant time.

For we are going to experience a Luminarium!

Doesn't it look amazing?

The rather clever people behind the Luminarium are the Architects of Air build who build these monumental inflatable structures "designed to generate a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and colour." These amazing luminaria have for the past twenty years been exhibited over 500 times in 37 countries, from Berlin to Brooklyn, Hong Kong to Hawaii, Taipei to Tel Aviv, Sao Paulo to the Sydney Opera House. And now Lydney, Forest of Dean!

The Boy and I have been invited to visit the Luminarium, unfortunately due to work I couldn't make it to today's launch day, however we are going next Thursday (and meeting up with a couple of other lovely bloggers). I am extremely excited to be going to this amazing event and experiencing the wonderful colours as the light floods through the coloured panels in the inflatable walls. I thoroughly recommend that you pop along to investigate the Luminarium as well.

The Luminarium is at Taurus Crafts, Lydney from the 22nd July – 31 July 2011.

I have not been asked to blog about this, I wanted to. We are being provided with free entry tickets but my opinions are my own and honest.

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  1. says

    ooh so jealous! That looks amazing. Once as a child I went in a disco bouncy dome, well I think I did as everyone tells me I must have dreamt as no-one else can remember one, it was dark and had flashing lights and music and was the coolest thing ever!

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