Lichfield Cathedral presents world premiere of The Great Exhibition : Science

Published on: Mon, 02/08/2021 - 13:27

Photograph of The Great Exhibition Credit: Luxmuralis

Lichfield Cathedral is to be filled to the rafters with light and sound in the return of the hugely popular ‘The Great Exhibition’ which for the last five years has attracted and entertained and wowed tens of thousands of visitors.

This year the world premiere of ‘The Great Exhibition : Science’ will see the inside of the 900 year old Cathedral bathed in giant moving light and sound projections, covering every inch of the vast building, in a family-friendly exploration of the world of science, and the ways in which it has shaped our past as well as considering how it will influence our future.

The Dean of Lichfield, the Very Revd Adrian Dorber said, “The creation of the vaccines which are bringing us through the Pandemic have shown us once again the vital role that science plays in our lives. The Great Exhibition is a fun and engaging and awe-inspiring celebration of all that science has achieved throughout history. We’re all in need of something to lift up our eyes and to remind us of how truly amazing the world around us can be. Come and enjoy!”

The Great Exhibition is the creation of the award winning collaboration of artists, Luxmuralis, whose stunning light shows have for the last five years attracted a quarter of a million visitors around the UK, and whose work has featured at Chatsworth House, Westminster Abbey and the Cathedral of St Paul’s in Minnesota USA.

Lichfield Cathedral’s artist-in-residence, Peter Walker said, “The Great Exhibition is about seeing things in new ways on a vast scale. We create these events with the aim of encouraging people to see the world differently. Spending time in the Cathedral, immersed fully in sound and light, we hope people will be encouraged to engage with key moments in the history of science, seeing our world with a whole new perspective.”

The projection installations are accompanied by a new composition by renowned sound artist David Harper.

The Great Exhibition runs from 19-30 August. Tickets are available from the Lichfield Cathedral website www.lichfield-cathedral.org or by telephoning 01543 306101.

Lichfield Cathedral has Good to Go COVID secure status. Tickets will be refunded for those unable to attend for reasons related to Covid (Please see terms and conditions on the Cathedral website for details.)

Photograph credit: Luxmuralis