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The universe comes to Liverpool Cathedral in light and sound spectacular


A stunning light and sound installation will illuminate the interior of Liverpool Cathedral in the New Year.

Peter Walker, the artist behind the Peace Doves installation which attracted thousands of visitors earlier this summer, is returning to stage the unmissable immersive spectacle using the soaring Gothic arches of the Grade I listed landmark as a canvass.

Space, The Universe and Everything – running from February 18-27, will take visitors on a journey through space and time with a display of light, projections and sound.

The installation will spring to life as the sun goes down, complete with an atmospheric soundscape by composer David Harper.

It runs for around 40 minutes and will start every 15 minutes from 6-8pm.

The pair’s artistic partnership, Luxmuralis, also created the Angel Wings in Liverpool Cathedral and has staged amazing light and sound shows in cathedrals around the country.

Walker said: “We’re incredibly excited about bringing Space, The Universe and Everything to such a remarkable building.

“Liverpool Cathedral has an amphitheatre of space about it and to fill such a vast area of Gothic architecture with galaxies and the universe is going to be absolutely phenomenal.

Above: Peter Walker with his Peace Doves. Top: Space, the Universe and Everything in Liverpool Cathedral. Photo by Gareth Jones


“Space, The Universe and Everything gives visitors the chance to lose themselves in space and time as we take them from the first step on the moon to the edge of the universe and back again in just one night. It really will be an unforgettable experience.”

Dean of Liverpool Cathedral, the Very Rev Dr Sue Jones, said: “Liverpool Cathedral is well known for hosting contemporary artworks and we’re thrilled to welcome back Luxmuralis with our most ambitious installation yet.

“As the largest cathedral in the UK and one of the biggest in the world, just being inside the building at night is an incredible experience so flooding the space with the wonders of the universe will be simply spectacular.

“I hope people will enjoy the immersive installation and encounter Liverpool Cathedral in all its architectural splendour as we offer a chance to reflect and find a sense of serenity in the beauty of creation.”

Tickets for the paid for attraction are £8 for adults and £6 for children. A family ticket for two adults and up to 25 children is £25 and youngsters under three go free. Tickets HERE

Space, The Universe and Everything is at Liverpool Cathedral from February 18-27.