Light show and 10,000 angels display to bring Lichfield Cathedral to life this Christmas

A new illumination show will bring Lichfield Cathedral to life in the build-up to Christmas.

Artist-in-residence Peter Walker has teamed up with composer David Harper to create the new light spectacular which will be beamed onto the west front of the building.

The west front of the Cathedral lit with projections

The west front of the Cathedral lit with projections

It will run alongside a display of 10,000 angels suspended from the ceiling inside the cathedral.

Peter said: “We’ve been working on a five-year programme that aims to bring more visual arts to the city.

“The Cathedral Illuminated event is part of a larger project within the city. All shows will follow a nativity theme and we’re really excited to unveil it to the community.

Some of the 10,000 angels suspended from the ceiling of Lichfield Cathedral

Some of the 10,000 angels suspended from the ceiling of Lichfield Cathedral

“The illumination show sits fantastically alongside the angels project, in which pupils at schools in the area wrote messages of peace inside each of the angels.”

The event – which runs from December 19 to 23 from 6.30pm until 8pm – was funded by the cathedral, the Arts Council England and the Lichfield Business Improvement District.

The Dean of Lichfield, The Very Reverend Adrian Dorber, said: “We’re thrilled by the way people have volunteered to participate in the project – it has been a wonderful response.

“We encourage as many people as possible to come and see the display, and want to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped make the angels – this Christmas is going to be very special.”

For more details and information on getting a free ticket visit the Lichfield Cathedral website.

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