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Star of Wonder

This week at Guildford Cathedral:

Experience this stunning and immersive light and sound show inside the interior of Guildford Cathedral. Celebrate the twelve days of Christmas and enjoy a spectacular light and sound show that takes you on the journey of the Magi where you will walk through stunning starry skies and be enveloped with beautiful light and sound. The perfect way to start the year for all the family.

Seasons, our Cafe & Kitchen, will be staying open until 9pm serving light bites and drinks (including beer and wine). The Cathedral Shop will be open until 7pm.

Car Parking: As we will be welcoming so many visitors this week, our car park will be busy. We recommend you arrive early, If the Cathedral car park is full there is additional parking at Surrey University with a short uphill walk to the Cathedral. Why not come and have a drink in Seasons, our licensed Cafe & Kitchen, before your show? The Cathedral is also only a 15 minute walk from the town centre and train station. Buses also stop nearby. Our floodlights will be switched off as part of the installation so do bring a torch.

For a short clip to give you a taste of Star of Wonder click this link

From the team who brought you ‘Poppy Fields’ transforming the interior of the Cathedral in recognition of the Armistice when thousands of people entered the majestic Cathedral and were bathed in light and sound, ‘Luxmuralis’ are back at Guildford and this time bringing you : ’Star of Wonder’.

The box office has now closed for this event, however there are some tickets available on the door for the 8.45pm show on Saturday 18 January – all other shows are sold out, please do not arrive hoping to get in for the earlier shows. 

And if you want to find out more about why those three wise men were so set on following the star, why not check out other events and services at the Cathedral or your local church? Find a Church Near You

Images shown from Lichfield Cathedral

About the Artistic Team:

Artist Peter Walker and Composer David Harper are an artistic collaboration called ‘Luxmuralis’ (which means ‘Light Murals’). Through Son-et-Lumiere, sculpture and sound art pieces they transform and reinterpret the sense of place and space in various locations, creatively helping members of the public to take a physical and emotional journey to identify with the subject and message of the artwork.

Previous work by Luxmuralis has seen spectacular events in Germany, Italy and throughout the UK in various locations including The Bodleian Library, Oxfordshire, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, and cathedrals such as Lichfield, St Albans, Christ Church and Guildford to name but a few.

Previous installations have seen feedback such as:

“Absolutely fantastic, so thought provoking simply beautiful!”

“That was the best experience of my life”

“So inspirational. Highly recommended.”

“It was lovely to see the Cathedral in a very very different way to how you would normally see it.”


For more info:

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram:   @luxmuralis

You tube link showing Luxmuralis ‘Poppy Fields’ installation at Guildford Cathedral: