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On Friday 3 December the Cathedral & Chapter House with Magna Carta are closed for 'The Snowman' performances - buy tickets here. Services will run as scheduled. 

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Sarum Lights: Heaven and Earth

Explore the edge of the universe and its galaxies before taking a journey through 24 hours on our beautiful earth.  

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Sarum Lights: Heaven and Earth

Explore the edge of the universe and its galaxies before taking a journey through 24 hours on our beautiful earth.

 

The different elements of this show reflect on the place of our planet in the ever-expanding universe, on earth’s beauty and fragility, and our own individual and collective responsibility to look after the heavens and the earth

 

West front 'Space Voyage' In 1969 humanity reached the moon.  Tonight take a journey beyond the moon, beyond the galaxy and the very edge of the universe and back.

Musical accompaniment is original composition created and produced by Luxmuralis composer David Harper

There is a 14 min pause between shows – they play every 25mins.

 

Cloisters 'Zodiacs' Walk through the three sides of the cloisters which are adorned with visions of space and the zodiac

South Transept 'Rocket' Experience a sculptural replica of Saturn 5, developed under the Apollo program for human exploration of the Moon

East End 'Fate' Reflect on the threats to our planet today including global warming.

North Aisle Collect a butterfly and add your commitment to it to make a small change to help improve the world around us, to join our collection in the North Transept.

North Transept - 'The butterfly effect' Add your butterfly to the growing collection of personal commitments which will be added to the art installation at each show. The turning earth and butterfly above signifies the fragility of the world we live upon.

 

The interior show alternates between the Nave and the Quire.

Nave 'Life' Journey from sunrise to sunset travelling through the clouds, sea and forest exploring the beauty of the world around us

Quire 'Humanity' A celebration of human creativity using joyous sounds, textures and art from around the world including the wonderful designs inspired by nature by William Morris.