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Free light show on Lichfield Cathedral to round off performance art day

Lichfield Cathedral in lights

Lichfield Cathedral in lights

A spectacular light show on the front of Lichfield Cathedral is set to round-off the city’s first ever performance art day.

The October 30 event will feature a range of performances and workshop opportunities.

Drop-in sessions at Lichfield Guildhall from 10am to 2pm will include poetry, sound composition and storytelling, while from 1.30pm to 3pm there will be an open art forum for people to come and discuss the activities of Lichfield’s new Arts Foundation. Then from 3pm there will be an hour of free performance and story telling featuring local people, students and performance artists.

Peter Walker from 52 Weeks of Art said:

“Performance art day is a perfect half-term Saturday free fun event for all ages. The workshops are designed to give people a taste of different performance activities and to involve people in developing stories and memories of the city, as well as providing some alternative free entertainment and opportunities for young performers.

“Perhaps members of the public who have performance skills will take will take it on themselves to join in the spirit of spontaneous performance and sing a song or recite a poem, or come to a workshop and develop a new skill.”

The event will end at dusk with a free light show on the front of the Cathedral.

The projection artwork created by Andy McKeown will feature a kaleidoscopic light display of the stained glass windows.

Canon Pete Wilcox added:

“We are delighted to be working with Peter Walker on this project.  The West Front of the Cathedral is dramatic in daylight, in its own right.  It will be exciting to see how dramatic it looks in the darkness, when images based around the Cathedral’s window are projected onto it in the darkness.”

For more information on the event, visit www.52weeksofart.com.

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