Cirencester displayed in a new light
PUBLISHED: 12:27 26 April 2012 | UPDATED: 11:09 12 February 2019
On Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 from 8.45-11pm, the heart of the idyllic Cotswold town of Cirencester will be displayed in a new light with the Cirencester: Heritage in Light show
in a new light
On Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 from 8.45-11pm, the heart of the idyllic Cotswold town of Cirencester will be displayed in a new light with the Cirencester: Heritage in Light show.
Over the last four years, the magnificent Parish Church in Cirencester’s Marketplace has been undergoing a remarkable transformation and repair project. In celebration of this, the church is going to be hosting a spectacular event called, ‘Cirencester: Heritage in Light’ on 11th and 12th May 2012. Cirencester: Heritage in Light features an outdoor, magic-lantern style show.
Music will be an important feature of the event, with beautiful, specially relayed sounds and a visual show inside the church as well as out. Images evoking the town’s heritage and specially created children’s artwork will be projected on to the church, accompanied by music.
The images will be made into a light show by Bremner and Orr Design Consultants Ltd, who also designed the scaffold wrap that was placed around the church during the restoration. This has recently been demounted in time for preparations of the event. The wrap’s central image of a colourful medieval marketplace will be featured in the church as a ‘history carpet’ for families to explore during the event, alongside storytelling, art exhibitions and other activities.
Event organiser Alison Giles, says, “The restoration of the Parish Church has been a long process but we are hugely proud of the work that has gone on and the efforts of everyone involved. We want to invite members of the Cirencester community to enjoy the completion of this historic work and so we’re throwing the doors open! The whole place will be lit up with music playing and activities for everyone to enjoy. Our hope is that it will really demonstrate that the Parish Church and Town Hall are the heart of the town.”
Designed as an event to showcase the Town Hall and Parish Church’s role within the local community, local businesses and groups will be joining in the festivities, and we will announce details over the coming weeks.
The event, which is free and suitable for all ages, will take place from 8:45pm to 11pm on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12.
For more information about the event visit: www.heritageinlight.co.uk