St Albans Cathedral Space Voyage: 28th October to 1st November
11th September 2019
Take a journey to the moon and stars this autumn with a spectacular space themed Son-et-Lumiere at St Albans Cathedral in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing.
This October visitors to St Albans Cathedral will have the chance to travel out of this world, walk amongst the stars and take ‘one small step’ on the moon. St Albans Cathedral Space Voyage takes place from 28 October to 1 November and will illuminate both the exterior and interior of the Cathedral, immersing visitors of all ages in a dramatic experience of cosmic light and sound.
Produced by Artistic Collaboration Luxmuralis, the stunning installation sees the facade of the Cathedral transformed into a visual journey to the edge of the Milky Way and back. The longest nave in England will become an ethereal galaxy as light and music fill the huge, ancient spaces. And a special installation to commemorate the Moon Landing uses NASA imagery of the lunar surface allowing people to walk on the moon and take their very own ‘One Small Step’.
The Dean of St Albans Cathedral, the Very Rev’d Dr Jeffrey John, said, “Cathedrals specialise in awe and transcendence. They were built to remind us that we are small and finite in the universe, yet surrounded by the incomprehensible grandeur of creation. A Cathedral is just the place to contemplate the mysteries of space and the place of human beings within it. This is a spectacular, unmissable experience which will dazzle your eyes and expand your horizons to infinity. Highly recommended for earthlings of every age.”
Luxmuralis Artistic Director Peter Walker commented, “Art has for millennia been at the centre of humanity’s journey, to live and learn and express. That is still the case today, where art allows us to explore and discuss and imagine in new ways. Space Voyage will do just that – a combination of sound and light and artwork that will transform the remarkable infrastructure of St Albans Cathedral in a way that has never been done before, as we take visitors on a journey to the edge of the universe and back.”
The installation forms the centre piece of a wider Space themed events programme at the Cathedral throughout October and November, including talks, music and children’s space themed trails.
Tickets are now on sale at www.stalbanscathedral.org