Friday, July 22, 2011

'Levity III' comes to Lydney

Every now and again something really special lands on your doorstep and if you are lucky you get to experience some magic...

Levity III arrived in the Forest of Dean this week - setting up home a Taurus Crafts, Lydney. For the next 9 days you can visit this extraordinary exhibit before it moves on.
The Luminaria comprise of a series of large domes connected by tunnels all made from a specially developed plastic that filters the light in such a way to create magical hues and colours so intense that my poor camera nearly went into overload!!
We were fortunate enough to be the first people allowed in to view the luminarium and the minute we walked through the ante chamber into the first, magnificent green chamber it was as if we had been transported to another world...

Shapes from nature, Islamic and Gothic architecture and mathematical precision inspired the Luminaria designs. Only four different colours of plastic are used to create the myriad of colours...

The Little Man was joined by his best buddy Princess P and they were both utterly entranced by the whole experience!

As we moved from one chamber to the next there was plenty of time to chill out to the ambient music. The whole structure is inflated so when you lie down and close your eyes you kind of sink in to the walls... was most tranquil. Even the Little Man gave up his relentless movement and chatter to just chill for a moment or two!

We were all absolutely blown away by Levity III - it was truly sublime and and unlike anything I have ever experienced.

Levity III is at Taurus Crafts until the 31st July. It is open to visitors every day from 12:30pm and costs £3.00 per person or £10.00 for a family ticket (up to four people). Taurus Crafts boasts a fantastic cafe, craft workshops, gift shops and a fab deli, plus a garden centre, children's play area and local artisans showcasing their craft. Parking is free too so you have no excuse not to plan a whole day out!

For more photo's from our visit to Levity 3 please visit my Facebook page and have a look at the 'Luminarium' photo album.


  1. Wow groovy lighting wish we could afford the petrol to go

    This is little bro btw

  2. ForestFlower23July 23, 2011 8:31 am

    I know ;) It was all natural light, filtered through the special coloured plastic. No artificial lights involved at all! Amazing, eh?

  3. Looks great - might take a trip down if we have a free day soon.

  4. Fantastic! Thanks for posting this - wouldn't have known about it otherwise :)

    We did the 'colourscape' thing when it was in Gloucester Park last year - same thing, but looked different from the outside. It's so incredible, and the kids loved it!


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