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Public demand soars for Sheffield Cathedral Christmas event

Demand from Sheffield’s public to witness Christmas music and lights spectacular The Angels are Coming has been so incredible that the cathedral has sold almost 7,000 tickets and has made a further 500 tickets available for the 5-day event.

The Angels are Coming will light up one of Sheffield’s oldest and most iconic buildings. Using sound and light projections to tell the story of Christmas in an imaginative and visually stunning way, the event will transform the Cathedral for five nights from Wednesday 4 December through to Sunday 8 December.

The event is being brought to Sheffield Cathedral by artist Peter Walker and composer David Harper who form an award-winning artistic collaboration called ‘Luxmuralis’ (which means ‘Light Murals’). Similar work by Luxmuralis has seen spectacular events in Germany, Italy and throughout the UK in various locations including The Bodleian Library, Oxfordshire, Compton Verney Warwickshire, and Cathedrals including Lichfield, St Albans, Christ Church and Guildford.

The Reverend Canon Keith Farrow says: “The Angels are Coming is something new and different for Sheffield Cathedral. It was a big decision for the Cathedral to commit to an event like this, but we’re really pleased we did. We’ve made more tickets available because we’ve been staggered by the response.

“It’s is a family event which tells the amazing story of Christmas in an unforgettable way. I’m looking forward to welcoming everyone to our Cathedral, friends, families, visitors old and new, to experience the incredible wonder of this place as never before.”

Tickets are priced at £6 for adults and £4 for children aged 4 to 12. Children aged 3 and under FREE.  (Family ticket: 2 adults, 2 children £17.50).

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