There’s less than a week to go until Light Eternal arrives at Gloucester Cathedral!

The countdown is on until this brand-new light and sound installation, created by Luxmuralis, opens to the public and there’s still time to purchase your tickets to see it

(Image credit: Created by Luxmuralis)

Between 19 and 28 October, members of the public are invited to come and experience Gloucester Cathedral like never before. ‘Light Eternal: Yesterday, Today, Forever’ will take visitors on a journey that delves into the Cathedral’s 1,000 year long history, examining its breathtaking architecture and stained glass, as well as its more recent life as a famous filming location. Almost every inch of the inside of the building will be covered with light projections, accompanied by a beautiful bespoke soundtrack. This ground-breaking installation has been created by the world-renowned projection art gallery, Luxmuralis, whose artwork has toured around historic spaces throughout the UK. Excitingly, Light Eternal is bespoke to Gloucester Cathedral so this is a one-off opportunity to come and see it.


The installation will be open between 6.15pm-10pm, with last entry at 8.45pm, and tickets can be purchased in advance via the Cathedral website. The ‘VIP Experience’, which offers the chance to view the installation from up high in the historic Tribune Gallery and Bridge Chapel, has now sold out, but general admission tickets are still available; these are priced at £9.50 per adult and £6 per child (6-17 years, under 6s go free). It is also possible to buy tickets on the door, subject to availability.

Created by Luxmuralis

Whilst the installation is running, delicious refreshments will be available to purchase from traders on Cathedral Green. This includes everything from hot drinks, crepes and cakes to a hog roast, pizza and fish and chips. It promises to be an evening to remember for visitors of all ages.


The Very Reverend Andrew Zihni, Dean of Gloucester, said:


“It has been a delight to work with the Luxmuralis team on this exciting project, which shines a light on the Cathedral’s rich tapestry of stories, including our faith, architecture and history. Whether you’re a regular visitor or are coming here for the very first time, we hope that Light Eternal will encourage people to step inside and encounter this building in new and innovative ways. It is brilliant to see that so many people have already booked to come and see it – as always, all are most welcome.”


Peter Walker, Artistic Director and Lead Artist at Luxmuralis, added:


“The response to Light Eternal so far has been fantastic. This will be the first time in over 1,000 years that the Cathedral has had such an artwork installed. It will be wonderful to see people of all ages, from around the city and further afield, walk through the ancient architecture and discover the Cathedral anew in what will be a truly immersive experience. We are looking forward to seeing this original artwork, which has been created for the Cathedral, come to life and paint the walls with light.”


Further information about Light Eternal can be found at






About Luxmuralis:


Luxmuralis is an artistic collaboration between Artist and Sculptor Peter Walker and Composer David Harper.

Together through fine art, sound and light, they transform and reinterpret the sense of place in unique spaces both in the UK and abroad, creatively helping an audience to take a physical and emotional journey to identify with subjects and message of the artworks created through the Son-et-Lumiere and sculptural installations.

Luxmuralis spectacular sound and light shows have been seen in a wide variety of places, taking art onto the streets and to unique places.  Recently seen at Westminster Abbey; Chatsworth House; St Pauls Minneapolis; Limburg Dom; Oxford City museums; and Cathedrals all around the UK.  

Peter Walker says, “Developed from the concept of ‘Son et Lumiere’ our fully curated immersive fine art experiences combine the qualities of light and sound through contemporary media and years of experience as fine artists. We create the stained glass windows of our time, bringing stories to life through an understanding of art historical context of such institutions and painting with light the architecture, not for artifice or to simply animate, but to evoke and engage and take audiences on creative journeys in some of the most remarkable buildings around. Creating fine art light and sound reflects closely on the history, heritage and art history of these places and brings together the contemporary and the ancient. More than a light show, we look to create contemporary exhibitions whose core is always close to the sense of place.”


For more press information contact:

Ellie Fells

Marketing & Communications Manager at Gloucester Cathedral