The splendour of coronations and the crown jewels will be brought to Winchester Cathedral in a new immersive light show in March. 

Crown and Coronation will bring the spectacle, significance, and shared experience to life, demonstrating the pivotal role of the crown jewels. 

Following its launch at the Tower of London in November, the show is embarking on a UK tour of famous landmarks and locations.

Crown and Coronation has been created by Historic Royal Palaces – the charity that cares for the Tower of London - in partnership with Luxmuralis, as part of an artistic collaboration between artist Peter Walker and composer David Harper. 

The show will feature stunning imagery spanning more than 1,000 years of history. 

The projections and soundscape will sweep through the 14th and 15th century Gothic Nave showing images of the crown jewels projected through detailed footage captured from historic Coronation ceremonies. 

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Hampshire Chronicle: Crown and Coronation, photo: Luxmuralis

The Very Rev Catherine Ogle, Dean of Winchester, said: “I am delighted to welcome this Crown and Coronation-themed immersive light show to Winchester Cathedral. With its own ancient royal heritage, this is an ideal place in which to experience the stunning spectacle spanning 1,000 years of history. This will be a captivating and beautiful experience and I’m looking forward to Crown and Coronations being here from March 4 - 8 2024.”

Charles Farris, public historian for the history of the monarchy at Historic Royal Palaces, said: “The Crown Jewels hold deep religious, historic, and cultural significance, and we are really excited to be bringing this magnificent collection to people around the UK following a historic Coronation year. Crown and Coronation will immerse visitors to Winchester Cathedral in the rich history of the British monarchy, Coronations, and the Crown Jewels.”

Peter Walker, sculptor and artist at Luxmuralis, said: “We are delighted to be working with Historic Royal Palaces on this spectacular light show, which will transform some of the UK’s most remarkable buildings into an articulating and evolving display of historic images, awash with light and accompanied by compositions which chart changes to music over the period.”

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