Lichfield Cathedral show is out of this world
A 'moon' floor has been installed at Lichfield Cathedral for a spectacular space-themed light and sound show, starting next week.
The Great Exhibition 2019, which as been called ‘Space, God, the Universe and Everything’, will invite visitors to experience taking a first step on the moon whilst keeping their feet firmly on the ground.
A 36-metre moon floor has been laid, covering the entire area of the cathedral's nave.
The 50th anniversary year of the moon landing will be celebrated in sound and light projections depicting the Apollo mission. The footage will also be shown in a recreation of a 1960s living room.
Other space stories – the mission to Mars, the Big Bang and the creation story – feature, while visitors are encouraged to contemplate personal journeys of exploration.
The Very Revd Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield, said: "For centuries humanity has stared at the stars and wondered. When in 1969 Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon that wondering began to become a reality.
“The Great Exhibition 2019: Space, this year will allow visitors to take their own one small step as the astronauts did, but go much further, for we will take them on 'one giant leap' to the edge of the universe and back, all inside the stunning 800-year old cathedral.”
The exhibition begins next Thursday(8th)at 8pm and runs from Thursday to Sunday each week including the bank holiday until August 26. Tickets can be booked online or bought at the Cathedral.