In pictures: Thousands brave the rain to marvel at Lichfield Cathedral's stunning spectacular

Bright lights and pictures projected onto Lichfield Cathedral added some festive sparkle to the city.

In pictures: Thousands brave the rain to marvel at Lichfield Cathedral's stunning spectacular

More than 2,000 people came out to see the 40-minute spectacle of sound and lights at Lichfield Cathedral

Thousands of people stood in awe around the landmark to take in the cutting edge lights show on Monday night and again last night.

The show was split into six sections, each focusing on a different aspect of Christmas, from religion, to fantasy tales surrounding the holiday season and gift giving.

Artist Peter Walker was the man behind ‘A Cathedral Illuminated’, alongside creative partner, composer David Harper. It took the pair three months putting together a Christmas tale using projections and music.

They had to perform the 40 minute show live, synchronising the projections and music perfectly in front of packed crowds at four shows.

Mr Walker said: “Myself and Peter were immersed in our live performance but seeing and hearing the reaction of the crowds when we had the chance was amazing.

“We didn’t really know what to expect because it is something different for the city, but we viewed it as a gift to the people for Christmas and it seemed to go over well.

“Seeing all of the families and young children in particular was fantastic.”

As well as being a festive spectacular, the event formed part of the ongoing Lichfield City of Sculpture Project, which aims to highlight public art already on display around Lichfield as well as promote new pieces. The project will continue for the next five years, with Mr Walker hopeful that he can give the city another festive treat this time next year.

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