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MISSION Illumini is a not for profit organisation, that provides free unique illuminating art events, for the publics enjoyment. Illumini promotes artists from any background and experience, who work with light, from visual artIsts to performers. Along side the biennale Illumini events in September 2008 & 2010, in between these dates, there are other events that Illumini creates. We also help promote artists and creative individuals and businesses, through our website, with a directory of profile pages. Online resources for artists are available through the website and newsletters. The aim of Illumini is not just to showcase art, but is to entertain, introducing all communities that may not normally visit the arts to a different approach; many being exposed to the arts for the first time. All visitors, including families, are kept entertained by the spectacular performances. The children in particular are able to interact with not only the performers but also the actual artwork. The founder Jane Webb, believes the arts should be free and easily assessable for all, and stressed this for the 'Illumini' events. This has been reflected by the amount of people, who attended, as well as the positive comments and feedback received. EVENT & HISTORY Jane Webb, artist and curator, began 'Illumini Events' in 2008, after discovering an extraordinary location that of an underground crypt, (the Crypt St Pancras Church, Euston Rd, London) which is in marked contrasts to the ordinary 'white wall' gallery space. Jane was particularly interested, in artists from a variety of backgrounds, genres and experience, ranging from visual artist to performers all working with light. Illumini's opening night was complimented with a full evening of free entertainment, fire performers, stilt walkers, illuminating juggling, light shows and performance artists, working with illumination taking place throughout the crypt. It was not an elitist Private View night, but rather an evening where everybody was welcome and able to enjoy the arts for free. The opening night, for Illumini 2008, attracted over 3,000 people, all who were able to experience the illuminatory and dazzling effect this diverse collection of artwork had on the famous St Pancras Crypt's desolate and unsettling environment. Throughout the duration of the event, illumini received 7,145 visitors.

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PO Box 53064, E12 9AS

E: illumini@hotmail.co.uk

W: www.illuminievent.co.uk

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