Sarum Lights returns to Salisbury Cathedral in November with a renaissance theme that promises to take visitors on a spellbinding journey into the world of the great Italian masters.
This year’s light and sound spectacular has been created by Luxumuralis, the team behind the Cathedral’s successful shows in 2020 and 2021. Tickets are already on sale.
With exterior and interior displays, the immersive experience will draw the viewer into the heart of some of the greatest paintings and artworks, rekindling the wonder and excitement that must have been felt over 600 years ago during the extraordinary period we now call the renaissance.
This was a time of major transformation in all parts of European society – cultural, artistic, scientific, political, geographic and economic. Extending from the late 1400s to the 1600s, it is now seen period that bridges the gap between the so-called ‘dark ages’ and the modern world, producing artists, architects, musicians, philosophers and scientists who remain household names – not forgetting, the famous Medici family.
Sarum Lights – Renaissance will see music and lights projected onto the Cathedral’s West Front, in the Cloisters and in the main Cathedral building and will run from Tuesday 8th to Saturday 12th November. The event forms part of the Cathedral’s pioneering arts policy that seeks to use the medium of visual art to inspire and allow contemplation of the Cathedral from a new perspective, to increase its spiritual impact and enhance the experience of visitors and worshippers. This year’s show will be directed by Peter Walker MRBS FRSA, a sculptor and artist whose work has been seen nationally and internationally, with musical composition produced by David Harper who has composed for television, theatre and film.
For tickets and more details visit the Cathedral website www.salisburycathedral.org.uk