Cathedral to host spectacular light show

Tickets must be booked in advance for the immersive light and sound spectacular, Space, The Universe and Everything, which will be hosted at Liverpool Cathedral early in 2022. Tony McDonough reports

Liverpool Cathedral
Space, The Universe and Everything, will be hosted at Liverpool Cathedral. Picture by Gareth Jones

 

Liverpool Cathedral is to offer a spectacular “immersive art experience” early in the New Year.

Running from Friday, February 18, and Sunday, February 27, 2022, Space, The Universe and Everything will transform the inside of the cathedral with an extraordinary display of lights, projections and sound. Visitors will be surrounded by the “awe-inspiring wonders of the universe”.

This  breathtaking installation will come to life after dark as the stunning Gothic architecture of Liverpool Cathedral becomes a canvas for an incredible exploration of space and the universe. A spectacular son-et-lumière performance taking place every evening for the duration of the exhibition.

Combining the projections of sculptor, Peter Walker, with the atmospheric sounds of composer, David Harper, Space, The Universe and Everything is the work of award-winning artistic collaboration, Luxmuralis, the team behind Angel Wings and Peace Doves at Liverpool Cathedral.

Peter Walker, the artistic director of Luxmuralis, said: “We’re incredibly excited about bringing Space, The Universe and Everything to such a remarkable building. Liverpool Cathedral has an amphitheatre of space about it and to fill such a vast area of Gothic architecture with galaxies and the universe is going to be absolutely phenomenal.

Liverpool Cathedral
Space, The Universe and Everything, will take place in February 2022. Picture by Gareth Jones

 

“Mankind has only scratched the surface of space discovery and this artwork explores the amazing wonders of the universe, capturing the excitement of what the next steps might be as we see far away galaxies emerge before us.

Space, The Universe and Everything gives visitors the chance to lose themselves in space and time as we take them from the first step on the moon to the edge of the universe and back again in just one night. It really will be an unforgettable experience.”

Shows start every 15 minutes between 6pm and 8pm and tickets must be booked in advance by clicking here.

The Dean of Liverpool, The Very Revd Dr Sue Jones, added: “Liverpool Cathedral is well known for hosting contemporary artworks and we’re thrilled to welcome back Luxmuralis with our most ambitious installation yet.”

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