The Angels Are Coming’ is a light show that we attended at Peterborough Cathedral. Our expectations were definitely met with this ‘enlightening’ event.

We queued outside until left into the Cathedral grounds where we stood with wooly hats, scarves and gloves due to a shock cold spell on Wednesday 24th November at their opening event. At 7pm after the Cathedral bells had tolled the show commenced with a countdown with everyone joining in.

Music started and so did the lights… It’s a stunning light display, timed to coincide with the start of the Advent season and is designed to capture the imagination of all the family and point towards Christmas. It was a light art projection onto the west front of the Cathedral. Set to both classic and Christmas music (composed by David Harper) it was a rounding success of 20 minutes in awe of such beautiful imagery. It’s a caleidescope of colour, just like that tube you looked down as a kid!

The audience were then invited to go inside the Cathedral where they were surprised with a second light show, this time in the Cathedral itself. It was a welcome warm to the outside cold and was stunning. Simply stunning. A purple imagery was displayed all around including the ceiling and towards the back of the Cathedral along with music and a festive reading. Christmas trees lit up and a welcome purchase of mulled wine and a mince pie if you wanted along with a stall selling glass angels. It will definitely be an evening to remember and well worth the £7.50 ticket which helps to the upkeep of the Cathedral.

Additional info:

The immersive piece has been created by the Artistic Collaboration known as ‘Luxmuralis’. Peter Walker, the artist whose creation One Small Step has recently been on display at Peterborough Cathedral, is Artistic Director of Luxmuralis, working alongside audiovisual technicians and other artists.

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