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Illumini presents Crypt-mas

The Crypt, St Pancras Church, Euston Rd, NW1 2BA Full details & map

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Time Out says

An alternative Christmas grotto set in a maze of subterranean spaces, featuring illuminated wall projections and an art installation starring a robotic Santa. The event has been designed for all ages, and there are workshops for visiting children.


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Illumini presents Cryptmas

London Jane Webb, curator of Illumini's Cryptmas takes us on a personal tour inside an underground crypt. An alternative Christmas experience, visitors are treated to a festive grotto, which even houses its own robotic Santa. Until December 22 at The Crypt, St Pancras Church, Euston Road, NW1 2BA


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Illumini Presents Crypt-mas: An alternative subterranean illuminated Christmas Grotto

After its last success with over 9,000 visitors for Secret Subterranean London, Illumini is back again with yet another underground location – a crypt!

Cryptmas…. When was the last time you visited Santa Claus?

A FREE alternative Christmas experience by torchlight, for all ages, created inside an underground crypt.

This subterranean, historical, atmospheric venue with alcoves, arched ceilings and ghosts of Christmas past is the fantastic setting for an alternative Christmas experience.

Father Crypt-Mas by Jane Webb

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Once inside this unusual, subterranean labyrinth guests can explore the festive grotto.

Illumini takes them on a journey of an alternative Christmas never before seen. Walls lit with bright, colourful projections and effects guide the way past tomb stones and illuminating artworks that will dazzle and amaze guests of all ages.

Hidden deep inside – Illumini's very own Father Crypt-mas an art installation based on a futuristic, robotic Santa. He is there to greet all his guests from young to old, with surprises for the children.

The event has been designed for everyone, no matter what age, to enjoy a free alternative Christmas art experience. Children can participate in free workshops during their visit and make their own festive gifts to take home with them.

Illumini Crypt-mas curated by Jane Webb
Venue: The Crypt, St Pancras Church Euston Rd/ Duke's Rd, London, NW1 2BA
Open until 22nd December 2010
Open daily 11am-7pm Free

Sponsors & Supporters: Christmas Time Uk, Energizer, The Glow Company, Homebase, The Ice Agency, Junes Crafty Bitz and Smiffys

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