Christmas closure and gift – giving guide

17th December 2019

We will be closed between 20th December and 6th January. Wishing you a very merry Christmas from all of us at Illuminations.

Here are our last-minute gift ideas which we hope will inspire you:

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella (DVD or Blu-ray): A heart-stopping reinterpretation of the classic fairytale set against the backdrop of a war-torn London, Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story told in dance.

Art of Faith (DVD): A visually sumptuous set of three films exploring the art and architecture of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Presented by John McCarthy, who shows us some of the great and beautiful religious buildings of the world.

An Age of Kings (5-DVD box set): The BBC’s compelling 15-episode production of Shakespeare’s exquisite History plays filmed in 1960. Spot the very young Sean Connery and Judi Dench!

Muse of Fire (DVD): Dan and Giles ask, why are we afraid of Shakespeare? How do we conquer the fear and dispel the myth? They take us on an around the world road trip to find out. Think Shakespeare is boring? Think again!

Macbeth (DVD/Blu-ray/download): Winning Best Actor for his lead role, Patrick Stewart is simply magnificent in this haunting and visceral film set in an undefined and threatening central European world.

State of the Art (DVD): An exciting and controversial series of documentaries about visual art in the 1980s. Features Jean Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman and Antony Gormley amongst other pioneering artists.

Architectures (11-DVD box set): It’s big, it’s bold and it’s sumptuous! An unprecedented look at the work of superstar architects from all over the world through 60 + films. Detailed and analytical, their buildings are documented in minute detail from genesis through to completion. A gift to treasure.

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