OPENING NIGHT: Thursday 27th September 6pm – 10pm
Illumini last free event attracted over 9,000 visitors. They're back again with more secret subterranean explorations of the city. Illumini will take you on a journey of Victorian hauntings, explore the dark side of a city long forgotten ,take torch light tours beneath the haunted streets of the city.
To celebrate Charles Dickens' 200th Anniversary, Illumini will take you back to a Victorian London. The Victorians excelled at telling ghost stories. In an age of rapid scientific progress, the idea of a dark past and terror that is able to reach out and violate the present fascinated them. Like many Victorians, Dickens was fascinated by ghosts and death, haunted by the supernatural, fairies and telepathic encounters, occult religions and the idea of reincarnation.
Illumini Event 2012 will be held in an underground location in London. The old rustic subterranean dark labyrinth, with its many rooms, alleyways and cells will be transformed by over 50 artists, prop makers and performers, with Illuminating art, props and historical information, re-creating the secrets of a Victorian London.