Luminarium – Architects of Air at bluedot 2017

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor

Luminarium – Architects of Air at bluedot 2017 at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield 7 — 9 July 2017 Tickets from £27.50 — Book now

Chilling out at festivals is a vital survival tactic whether you are 1 or 91 and audiences at bluedot will be among the first in the UK to be immersed in the newest monumental structure from Nottingham based Architects of Air who create unforgettable large-scale, walk-in “luminaria” around the world.

These inflatable artistic experiences provide a kaleidoscope of colour and changing light and it’s a brilliant move from the clever folk at bluedot to have something of this scale to explore to balance out the overwhelming fact that we are such tiny specks in our universe.

We love the fact that this multi sensory experience is different at all times of the day and night as the colours change and the fact that you can go crazy exploring its labyrinth and cavernous spaces or just find a spot to kick back and let the light reflect over you.

We’re feeling relaxed already.

Luminarium – Architects of Air at bluedot 2017 at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield 7 — 9 July 2017 Tickets from £27.50 Book now

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Nether Alderley Mill

Eateries, shops and toilet facilities can be found at nearby National Trust site Quarry Bank, located approximately 7 miles away. Alternatively, Nether Alderley Mill is also approximately 1.4 miles from the high street of Alderley Edge which has a range of cafes, restaurants and shops.

Yu Alderley Edge

High-end Chinese restaurant that combines traditional Cantonese cooking and modern ideas. Based in Alderley Edge.

Alderley Edge
Les Deux Pizza Bar

Charming independent pizza and cocktail bar in Alderley Edge, that prides itself on only using the freshest ingredients.

The Courthouse Cheshire

A one-of-a-kind hotel experience in Knutsford, this beautiful dog-friendly venue is – as you may have already guessed – a renovated court house, with plenty of original fixtures and fittings.

Barristers Restaurant & Bar

The in-house restaurant for The Courthouse in Knutsford, serves high-end but pleasingly traditional food with a fantastic range of drinks for the thirsty traveller.

Cheshire House Bar and Grill
Cheshire House Bar and Grill

Based in the heart of Knutsford, Cheshire House Bar and Grill combines a beautiful location with top-level cuisine and a superb range of drinks.

Bar or Pub
The Church Inn, Mobberley

This is one of our favourite cosy pubs: not far from Manchester, The Church Inn is Grade II-listed and dates back to the 18th-century.

Danes Moss Nature Reserve
Danes Moss Nature Reserve

Danes Moss near Macclesfield is an oasis of lowland raised bog, one of the scarcest and most threatened habitats in the UK. The open areas of the bog are covered with cotton grass, cross-leaved heath and at least six species of sphagnum moss.

West Park Museum

West Park Museum was purpose built to house the Egyptian collections of Victorian explorer Marianne Brocklehurst, daughter of the Macclesfield mill owner, John Brocklehurst.


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