Where Light Falls: A spectacular sound and light show on St Paul’s Cathedral

Fireweed appears to grow up the façade of St Paul’s Cathedral during ‘Where Light Falls’

Last month, a spectacular sound and light show took place at St Paul’s Cathedral. For four consecutive nights, emotive images from the Blitz were projected on to the façade of the 17th century masterpiece. The project, entitled ‘Where Light Falls’ was produced by Historic England with the Poetry Society. The striking images were accompanied by ‘From the Log Book’, a poem by Keith Jarrett.

‘Where Light Falls’ took place on 24 – 27 October 2019. The short presentation told the story of the St Paul’s Watch, a team of volunteers who risked their lives to protect the iconic symbol of London during World War II. During the Blitz, Churchill said as a such important icon to the country, St Paul’s Cathedral must be preserved to protect morale of the British people. It was struck by bombs in October 1940 and April 1941, but fortunately left marginal damage. Jarrett wrote the poem after speaking to local school children, refugees, and migrants who had experienced living with conflict (read the full poem here).

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  • ‘Where Light Falls’ will also be shown on Coventry Cathedral in the West Midlands on 14-16 November 2019. For more information, visit the Historic England website. Visit Metro Girl’s Facebook page to watch a short video clip of the installation.

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Posted on 13 Nov 2019, in art, History, London, Tourist Attractions and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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