SPACE - a spectacular sound and light show by Luxmuralis
Wednesday 16 – Saturday 19 October 2024, allocated time slots from 6.20 – 9pm

Visit Hereford Cathedral this October and step out into Space, the cathedral’s first sound and light installation, produced by Luxmuralis.
A spectacular light show experience will transform the inside of Hereford Cathedral on the evenings of Wednesday 16 October – Saturday 19 October 2024. Space will invite visitors to experience the cathedral in a whole new way as they walk amongst the stars and planets. This unique event will give viewers the opportunity to ponder our relationship with the universe through a series of light and sound installations which will be projected onto the stunning architecture. As visitors journey through space, they can watch galaxies emerge above them and explore humanity's ambition to adventure beyond.  

Luxmuralis’s Space at Hull Minster 2023

The show has been created by award-winning artistic collaboration Luxmuralis, made up of Peter Walker (sculptor) and David Harper (composer), and features the creation story and the Big Bang as well as a view of Earth as if looking back from space under a galaxy of stars. Luxmuralis, which means light murals in Latin, take their son-et-lumiere (sound and light) art to a variety of places and spaces, and has already attracted attention at many UK cathedrals, bringing thousands of new visitors and pilgrims through the doors of such sacred buildings.

Luxmuralis’s Space at Hull Minster 2023

The Very Revd Sarah Brown, Dean of Hereford, said: “I am excited to welcome you to this great spectacle at Hereford Cathedral as we consider our place in the universe, the extraordinary grandeur and beauty of the cosmos and the miraculous functionality of what gives us life on Earth. Here we can reflect on earth’s beginnings and perhaps its ultimate end in the context of the whole of creation. For me, as the psalmist says, ‘the heavens declare the glory of God’. Perhaps you agree and stand in awe, or perhaps you see nothing but swirling gases and cosmic accidents of physics. Either way, this wonderful light show will make us stand in amazement and wonder. I look forward to experiencing this with you.”

Peter Walker, Luxmuralis, said: “We are all responsible for this small planet which we started to explore in the 1960s, Climate Change is part of the narrative. The artwork is about reflecting inwards as much as it is about reflecting outwards, and about how we take care of our small piece of the universe.”

Emma Maggs, Head of Development at Hereford Cathedral, said: “We are delighted that Space has received £15000 from the UK Government, through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, enabling us to bring such an exciting project to Hereford. We have also received sponsorship and support from a range of local businesses to help us welcome thousands of visitors to Hereford across the four nights that the light show will take place. We hope that the city will be as excited as we are!”

Space will take place on Wednesday 16 – Saturday 19 October from 6.20pm. Tickets cost £9 for adults, £6 for children (3 – 16), with free tickets for under 3s. Tickets are available to purchase from The Courtyard Box Office by clicking the links below or calling 01432 340555.

Tickets for Wednesday 16 October

Tickets for Thursday 17 October

Tickets for Friday 18 October

Tickets for Saturday 19 October

Banner Image Credit: Luxmuralis’s Space at Hull Minster 2023

Space is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. 
The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. 
For more information, visit UK Shared Prosperity Fund:  

Space has also been sponsored by The Wye Clinic, The Beefy Boys, C J Bayliss, ETL Systems, John Finch Computers Ltd and Gabbs Solicitors as well as receiving support from Eat Sleep Live Herefordshire, Green Dragon Hotel, Sunshine Radio and Your Herefordshire.