Pink Pages     MyLocalHero 2022     Advertise with us     


50 YEARS: St Albans Cathedral celebrate anniversary of moon landing 

 Published on: 11th November 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

More than 20,000 people took a journey to the moon and stars this October at St Albans Cathedral’s spectacular space themed son-et-lumiere, Space Voyage.

In light of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing in 1969, St Albans Cathedral held an installation that saw the façade of the Cathedral transformed into a visual journey to the edge of the milky way and back. 

Produced by Artistic Collaboration Luxmuralis, the reaction from St Albans residents and people across the country has been extremely positive, with hundreds of posts across social media praising the experience.

Luxmuralis Artistic Director, Peter Walker, said: “It has been wonderful to see so many people of all ages come to see art in the Cathedral and embrace the journey to the edge of the universe and back. 

“It has been especially moving to see people playing on the moon and staring back at the image of the earth revolving. 

“Space Voyage is not just a light show, it’s an installation of son et lumiere outside, and multiple films, artworks, light and sound installations inside, that together create an abstract journey around the interior of St Albans Cathedral, reanimating vast areas of the magnificent architecture.”

As well as the Space Voyage son et lumiere, the Cathedral hosted a range of space themed events attended by over 3,000 people throughout the week.

Picture courtesy of Emma Collins Photography

Sign up to get weekly local news updates & offers:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


Leave a comment



This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Advertise with our magazine