1st September - 5th November 2017
Illuminasia is a brand new indoor attraction. It combines the craft of traditional Chinese lanterns with modern lighting. Illuminasia has been created by over 50 Chinese crafts men and crafts women. Illuminasia features six vibrant zones including ´The Mysteries of China´, ´The Blackpool Experience´, ´The Planetarium´, ´Land of the Giants´, ´Under The Sea´ and ´The Wonders Of The World´, complete with a 13 metre high model of Blackpool Tower. This great new attraction is situated in the historic Winter Gardens. The attraction is suitable for all the family and especially great as it is open all year round and indoor. At the entrance each visitor is presented with a quiz consisting of a number of multi choice questions with scratch off answers. On completion of the quiz if you hand it in to the gift shop you will be presented with a personalised certificate.
A couple of images to tempt you.
7 Meter High Dog
Illuminasia Steel Frame Welding
Each sculpture starts life as a drawing drawn in chalk on the floor. Then a 2 dimensional wire frame is formed and welded with steel wire to create the required form. This steel frame is then converted into a 3 dimensional structure. This structure is then passed to the electrical team. They add the illuminations using state of the art lamps and LED lighting to create an energy efficient spectacle. The Illuminated frame is then passed to the fabric team. This team then completely cover the steel frame with fabric by bonding it to the frame.