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Durham Cathedral’s interior is set to be transformed with light and sound this October


Durham Cathedral is set to be transformed with dazzling sound and light this October as Life by artists Luxmuralis comes to the North East for the first time.

This autumn, visitors can experience Durham Cathedral in a whole new light as from 6.45pm every evening, between 12-16 October, the cathedral will be flooded with light and sound.


This immersive experience will illuminate the inside of Durham Cathedral and visitors will take a journey through earth, sea and sky with stunning projections on the cathedral’s centuries-old architecture.


Andrew Usher, Chief Officer: Visitor Experience and Enterprise at Durham Cathedral says, “We’re delighted to welcome this touring artwork into Durham Cathedral and to the North East for the first time. From the many years of being a host venue of Lumiere and from the success of last year’s Museum of the Moon installation, we know our visitors love being able to enter the cathedral after-dark and Life by Luxmuralis is like nothing we’ve ever done before. From the high vaulted ceiling and colossal pillars of the nave to the intricate carvings in the Galilee Chapel - this new installation will give people a different perspective on the spaces in the cathedral they know so well.”


By day the cathedral will appear as normal, then each evening, installations will be projected across all areas inside the cathedral bringing the natural world to life and giving people an opportunity to pause and reflect on their responsibility to protect it.

This awe-inspiring sound and light projection was created by the artistic collaboration Luxmuralis. Their works have been touring cathedrals in England for several years, but this is the first time their artwork has come to the North East.


Peter Walker, one of the artists behind Luxmuralis says, "We are delighted to bring our work to Durham and present it within the world renowned interior of the stunning cathedral. We aim to bring the architecture to life, and allow visitors to the installation a chance to see this place of wonder for over a 1000 years, as never seen before. 'Life' is an uplifting and thought-provoking installation that will take visitors on a unique journey through light and sound and we look forward to seeing families and people of all ages enjoying the artwork in this magnificent place."


Life by Luxmuralis is suitable for all ages and visitors will be able to experience the event from 6.45 - 9pm from 12-16 October. Entry to the cathedral is by a timed ticket only. Adults £8, Children (under 18) £5, Infants (under 3) free.


To find out more and book tickets visit www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/life