Thu, 05/04/2018 - 10:55

Lichfield Cathedral has just been crowned Visitor Attraction of the Year beating off stiff competition from Alton Towers, Drayton Manor and the National Memorial Arboretum, and secured Event of the Year for the second year running for its imaginative Cathedral Illuminated in the Staffordshire What’s On Magazine Reader Awards.

Thousands of What’s On readers voted in the annual Awards scheme to celebrate the region’s arts and events, Lichfield Cathedral's Executive Director, Simon Warburton, said: “To win Visitor Attraction of the Year is a great honour and we are grateful to everyone who visited us and then took the time to vote for us.

“But to win two awards - and one two years running - is a testament to the hard work and imagination of the team here, I am truly proud of them."

Thousands of visitors watched the mesmerising The Cathedral Illuminated, Star of Wonder, Star of Light produced and directed by the Cathedral's Artist in Residence, Peter Walker, which told the nativity story in sound and light around the Cathedral, on its west front and inside.  

It was the second year running that The Cathedral Illuminated  - which included artwork by artist, Peter Walker and composer, David Harper who collaborate as Luxmuralis, won the Best Event Award.  Peter is currently working on a stunning new piece to include a living artwork of 1,918 living trees surrounding the Cathedral, to mark the anniversary of the end of the First World War as part of the Cathedral's Great Exhibition 2018 "Imagine Peace".  It will be unveiled in August.  

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