Faces needed for Samuel Johnson’s birthday celebrations in Lichfield

Samuel Johnson. Pic: Stacey Shintani

Samuel Johnson. Pic: Stacey Shintani

People are being given the chance to play their part in Samuel Johnson’s birthday celebrations by having their face included in a light show in Lichfield.

Artists Peter Walker and Andy McKeown will be in the Guildroom of the Guildhall from 11am to 5pm on May 2 to collect the faces and favourite things of visitors and locals in Lichfield.

The images will then form part of a light and sound show planned by Lichfield City Council and the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum to celebrate Johnson’s Birthday in September.

Participants are asked to go along with a special possession to be photographed as they are to see their image projected onto the Birthplace building in the Market Square during the free display taking place in September.

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2 Comments

  1. Nick Brickett

    30th April, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    I’m very tempted to go along and have my photo taken alongside my beloved camera :)
    Anyone else?

  2. Mrs Woffington

    4th May, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Oh, I’m gutted I missed this!