‘Before Action’, A Special Event at Lichfield Cathedral Remembering The Battle of the Somme
‘Before Action’ is a special commemoration event and a one off art installation taking place at Lichfield Cathedral to mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.
The commemoration event will take place over three evenings from 4 – 6 August and will transform the inside of the Cathedral into a thought-provoking, emotive and poignant landscape. The installation will symbolise the journey taken by soldiers to the front, using the words of war poets, visual arts, light and sound. The artwork will transform the interior of the Cathedral, offering viewers an immersive experience as they remember the Somme and the wider impact of the First World War.
The event incorporates a series of light projections and sound artworks created by artist Peter Walker and composer David Harper, who collaborate as ‘Luxmuralis’; an exhibition of First World War related prints by artist Dennis May; an Edwardian sitting room; and exclusive recordings of war poetry by Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne, which can only be seen in their entirety at the event.