Lichfield Lumiere 2016 was a 5 day installation accompanied by an extended program of events in and around the city during December 2016
The final events which incorporated a stunning large scale son et lumiere on the facade of Lichfield Cathedral and wide ranging engagement was seen by over 45,000 people during December and early January. Theinstallation of 10000 individual paper sculptures created by sculptor Peter Walker and each containing a message written by a local school child suspended from the ceiling of the South Transept of the Cathedral, the illuminations were created by Luxmuralis.
Lumiere also involved hundreds of people working with artist Hannah Golding to create angel lanterns which adorned the Cathedral nave, a beautiful light and sound artwork by Luxmuralis in the Lady Chapel and additional projected works. The project also worked with artist Sophia Moseley
Lumiere also saw thousands more experience 3 further projection works around the city during the 19-23 December and pop up project light tags around the city. It also snowed from the roof of the Garrick theatre.
Online commissioned videos also developed the lead in to the project with an alternative Christmas Advent Calendar – see ing 24 bespoke films reveal different sides about the city and Christmas from different perspective, a project which worked with 9 different organisations.
We were delighted that Midlands Today and Itv Central also recorded live from the event.
The project was supported by Arts Council England, Lichfield BID, Staffordshire County Council, Lichfield Cathedral and many local groups and organisations.