The National Festival of Making brings their second public realm installation to Blackburn this year following the postponement of the 2021 festival. The festival team continues to bring cultural experiences to the North West, connecting people with each other and the themes of making, skills and wellbeing.

This August, Blackburn, Lancashire will be the home to a Luminarium from inflatable makers, Architects of Air - by Alan Parkinson.

The Luminaria are monumental, inclusive inflatable sculptures in which visitors can lose themselves in light, colour and sound as they journey through winding paths and vast domes. Inspired by Cathedrals and Islamic architecture, the Luminaria have amazed 3 million visitors in over 40 countries across 5 continents, creating a sense of wonder and enchantment for all ages.

Now, for four days only, they’re coming to Blackburn, Lancashire.Thursday 19th August to Sunday 22nd August 2021.

A limited number of tickets will also be available on the door each day.  The Luminaria is accessible to people who use a wheelchair. Click here to book your tickets.  For booking support contact: or 01254 582 579




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