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Luxmuralis in Kent

Shine: Let There Be Light!’ and Life’

Spectacular light and sound shows across the county 

Renowned artistic collaboration Luxmuralis are returning to Kent this Autumn with stunning sound and light installations at the two cathedrals within the county. October sees a return to Rochester Cathedral presenting the installation Life, the artists then take elements of three of their most popular light and sound shows, to be experienced for the first time, to Canterbury Cathedral for the city’s International Arts Festival. The immersive sound and light displays, which transform both unusual and sacred spaces, have been touring the UK and abroad having delighting millions with the emotive and profound experience. 

Visitors are invited to walk through and be immersed in individual light and sound art installations which highlight the architectural features of the majestic cathedrals. The soundscapes, composed by David Harper, and the projections, by sculptor Peter Walker, lead visitors on a wholly absorbing and explorative journey within the artworks. 

The son et lumières (sound and lights) are designed to enable people to explore and contemplate life, space and creation within the sacred space of the cathedral, inviting reflection upon life on our planet within a 24-hour period. The viewer is taken from sunrise to sunset, journeying through the beauty of Planet Earth, witnessing the Sun, the oceans, and the clouds. The outside is reflected within, giving the viewer moments of awe and wonder. At Canterbury viewers also take a journey through space and to galaxies beyond, exploring our human ambition for adventure. 

The artworks enable contemplation of our human existence in the creation of our planet and our human impact upon it, reflecting ecology and the beauty of the world around us. The sounds and textures of humanity, extinction and time is portrayed and the contributions of science in understanding the physical world around us. 

It is a privilege to work in two of the country’s most important and iconic buildings. Our first show in the county was a sell out in Rochester, where we saw some of the best reactions we’ve had to our installation. We are looking forward to bringing these new works to Kent and to working in Canterbury for the first time” Peter Walker 

This is a unique experience not to be missed. 


Rochester Cathedral details: 


Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 October 2022 

Timed entry slots every 20 mins 

Tickets £8 adult, under 18 £4.50, 0 – 3 free 

Family ticket (x2 adult x2 child) £22


Canterbury Cathedral details: 

Shine: Let There Be Light! 

Thursday 3 – Saturday 5 November 2022 

Timed entry slots from 5:30pm daily 

Tickets £12 adult, children (under 16) £10
(Incl. £1.50 booking fee)