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illumination Light and Aerial Art Spectacular
Thu 1 December 2016, 19:00 – 19:45 GMT
Marvel at breathtaking aerial acrobatics and a spectacular light show at the Scottish Maritime Museum as part of the magical Illumination: Harbour Festival of Light.
Your extraordinary evening begins in front of the vast façade of the A Listed Linthouse as you discover the striking Victorian building animated for the first time in 150 years with vibrant, pulsating colours.
Stop to enjoy the stunning light show and ‘Dreamt Vessels’ in the Courtyard. These glowing, sculpted blue luminescent boats by international light artists Aether & Hemera are part of the dreamlike illumination Trail along Irvine Harbourside.
Then step inside the glass-roofed ‘cathedral of engineering’, where bold patterns give way to shimmering silks and dancing lights.
Here, suspended from the original girders of the former shipyard, watch Spinal Chord perform jaw dropping, gravity defying aerial acrobatics bathed in coloured lights.
Marvel at this stunning display of grace and strength as the acrobats fly, balance and twirl on rope silks and trapeze.
From shimmering rays to radiant beams, your unique ‘theatre in the round’ journey through the Linthouse also casts a captivating light over twenty beautiful boats and awesome relics of maritime engineering.
illumination is the perfect evening adventure to begin your festive season.
Please note: As the event will involve some outdoor queuing, you should wear warm, waterproof clothing and comfortable shoes. Buggy park facilities not available.