The Great Exhibition 2018: Imagine Peace

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 09:02

The Great Exhibition

The Great Exhibition 2018: 'Imagine Peace' promises to be a stunning, immersive sound and light experience this summer August 17th - 27th (between 7pm and 11pm) at Lichfield Cathedral. 

The Great Exhibition: Imagine Peace is a profound and reflective installation from the Cathedral’s Artist-in-residence Peter Walker, alongside the award winning team Luxmuralis, which will be both inside and outside the Cathedral, taking visitors through a series of spectacular artworks. 

Including the not-to-be-missed 'Peace Woodland' that will create a labyrinth of exploration as you enter The Great Exhibition walking through 1,918 trees which will envelop the Cathedral grounds throughout the exhibition. The Peace Woodland, a living artwork (created by Peter Walker in partnership with Lichfield Cathedral and Lichfield District Council), references the end of WWI, the regrowth of the woodlands of the Somme and the Western Front, and the fact that out of conflict, hope returned.

Once through the Peace Woodland the journey continues inside the Cathedral as the interior is transformed through a spectacular series of light and sound installations, artworks and imagination.

Watch nature regrow over the architecture, flower power return from the 1960s, experience a projection of 16 million falling leaves, see the Sistine Chapel recreated on the Cathedral ceiling as it opens to reveal the sky and psychedelic patterns that will take you on a journey to 'Imagine Peace'. 

Tickets are £4, or £3 for children and £10 for a family of four (two adults, two children). Get yours online (follow this link, or collect from the Cathedral shop @no.9)

 Following the exhibition, the trees will be planted  in Beacon Park, Lichfield, to form a new permanent woodland. You can find out more including how you can dedicate a name to peace.