Cathedral Illuminated

Crowds turn away in disgust as Lichfield Cathedral becomes a canvas to a travesty of a festive display

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Artist Peter Walker and composer David Harper have created A Cathedral Illuminated light and sound display only to see it descend into chaos this evening.

Festive images were expected to have been beamed onto the west front, with hundreds turning out for the display tonight (December 21).

Crowds gathered from 5pm hoping to see images from the nativity superimposed on the Cathedral façade.

Local plumber Paul Mycock was there with is three young children, he said:

‘I was expecting this to be a nice event for the kids in the run up to the big day, a bit high brow like lots of the crap they put on in Lichfield but it’s free so what’s not to like?

‘We were all excited as the show was about to begin, but then it all descended into chaos, we were subjected to multiple images of local member Michelle Fabricunt splashing up against the Cathedral walls to the strains of Land of Hope and Glory. The kids started screaming and running away down the Close. It’s a disgrace.’

There will be another chance to see the display between 5pm and 9pm tomorrow evening (Tuesday 22 December).

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