Sheffield Cathedral is excited to announce a new three year schedule of events seeing the Cathedral transformed in a way it has never been seen before. This will incorporate 3 major projects each year, during advent, spring and summer.
The Angels are Coming!
Beginning this December with a spectacular sound and light show ‘The Angels are Coming!’ visitors to Sheffield will witness the transformation of the facade of Sheffield Cathedral starting Christmas celebrations off for all the family. The interior of the Cathedral will also be home to a magnificent display where visitors will be immersed in a stunning visual experience set to bespoke music created by Artistic Collaboration known as ‘Luxmuralis’.
Then in 2020 Sheffield Cathedral will see a series of events and exhibitions created that aim to capture the imaginations of all ages and attract new audiences to the Cathedral over the next three years. This will include the inaugural “Great Observatory” light and sound installation in March 2020 which will take visitors to the edge of the universe and back, and a new exhibition celebrating the heritage of Sheffield in the summer of 2020.
The two light and sound artworks will be created by Artist Peter Walker and Composer David Harper who form an award winning Artistic collaboration called ‘Luxmuralis’ (which means ‘Light Murals’). Through Son-et- Lumiere, sculpture and sound art pieces they transform and reinterpret the sense of place and space in various locations creatively helping members of the public to take a physical and emotional journey to identify with the subject and message of the artwork.
Previous work by Luxmuralis has seen spectacular events in Germany, Italy and throughout the UK in various locations including The Bodleian Library, Oxfordshire, Compton Verney Warwickshire, and Cathedrals such as Lichfield, St Albans, Christ Church and Guildford to name but a few.
A Place for All People
Visitors to the City will have the chance to encounter the new and exciting light and sound experiences, contemporary exhibitions and events that will inspire and capture the imaginations of visitors to Sheffield Cathedral, ‘A place for all people’.