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Lichfield Cathedral illumination named as top event in Staffordshire

An art illumination at Lichfield Cathedral has been voted the best event in Staffordshire.

Readers of What’s On magazine voted for the Lichfield Lumiere, which was created by Luxmuralis and local artist Peter Walker.

The event, which ran for five days in December, saw projections onto the cathedral, while 10,000 angels were also installed inside the building.

The light display on Lichfield Cathedral

The light display on Lichfield Cathedral

Peter said: “It’s fantastic and especially rewarding for the artistic team, the cathedral staff and the wonderful volunteers to know that so many people have voted for the Lichfield Lumiere as the number one event in Staffordshire for 2017.

“The project lays the foundations for big plans at the cathedral over the coming years and we look forward to seeing everyone across the district and the region at our events this year.”

The event was funded by Lichfield Cathedral and the Lichfield Business Improvement District (BID).

Adrian Dorber, the Dean of Lichfield Cathedral, says: “We are delighted to receive this award and our thanks go to all who attended and voted for this wonderful event.

“We look forward to welcoming visitors back in 2017 and plans are already underway to top this award-winning year.”

Runners-up for the award included The Enchanted Chandelier by Transe Express, the Scare Fest at Alton Towers, Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park and the St George’s Day celebrations at Tamworth Castle.

Paul Maddox, Lichfield BID Chair, added: “We are committed to providing a commercially successful Christmas for the city and feedback from the restaurants and bars was incredibly positive with many reporting they were at capacity during the week.”

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