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