A stunning projection of poppies will fill the Nave of St Albans Cathedral for two nights only, as part of a unique light and sound installation to commemorate the World War One Centenary. The Cathedral will open after dark to anyone wishing to contemplate and reflect on the history of World War One. Entry will be free and will provide people with an opportunity to remember those who have served, both in the First World War and any other conflict.
Created by Peter Walker, Artistic Director at Lichfield Cathedral and Luxmuralis, the installation will feature projections specially tailored to St Albans Cathedral, including names of local soldiers who have served in the armed forces and falling rose petals which will be projected over the Shrine of Alban, Britain’s First Saint. A beautiful sound artwork composed by David Harper, accompanies the installation and includes four readings of World War One poems by Oscar Winning actor, Eddie Redmayne.
Date and time: Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October 2018 from 7:30pm to 11pm
Venue: St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St Albans AL1 1BY
Tickets: Free. No booking required.