A huge art installation is set to be unveiled at Liverpool Cathedral.

Immersive art experience ‘Space, The Universe and Everything’ will transform the inside of Liverpool Cathedral with an extraordinary display of lights, projections and sound.

The event will see visitors surrounded by the awe-inspiring wonders of the universe as they walk through the building.

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The installation will come to life after dark as the building’s Gothic architecture becomes a canvas for an exploration of space and the universe, with a son-et-lumière performance taking place every evening between Friday, February 18 – Sunday, February 27, 2022.

Combining the projections of sculptor Peter Walker with the beautiful atmospheric sounds of composer David Harper, ‘Space, The Universe and Everything’ is the work of award-winning artistic collaboration, Luxmuralis, the team behind ‘Angel Wings’ and ‘Peace Doves’ at Liverpool Cathedral.

Peter Walker, Artistic Director of Luxmuralis, said: “We’re incredibly excited about bringing ‘Space, The Universe and Everything’ to such a remarkable building.

‘Space, The Universe and Everything’ at the Liverpool Cathedral
‘Space, The Universe and Everything’ at the Liverpool Cathedral

“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.

“Mankind has only scratched the surface of space discovery and this artwork explores the amazing wonders of the universe, capturing the excitement of what the next steps might be as we see far away galaxies emerge before us.

“'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.”

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

‘Space, The Universe and Everything’ at the Liverpool Cathedral
‘Space, The Universe and Everything’ at the Liverpool Cathedral

“'Space, The Universe and Everything’ is set to be a real highlight on the city’s cultural events’ calendar in 2022 and it’s going to be truly magnificent to see Liverpool Cathedral’s stunning architecture come alive with light and sound.

“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.”

‘Space, The Universe and Everything’ runs from Friday February 18 – Sunday, February 27, 2022 with shows starting every 15 minutes between 6pm - 8pm.

Tickets for the immersive art experience, which lasts around 40 minutes, must be booked in advance at TicketQuarter .

Tickets are priced at £8 for adults, £6 for children aged three to 17, and children under three go free.

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