Victorian Christmas Fayre: Son et lumiere - Worcester
Georgian church bathed in sound and light for city-wide Christmas Fayre
The Grade I listed Georgian interior of St Swithun’s Church in Worcester will awash in colourful light and patterns and ring to the sound of musical classics and seasonal favourites performed live in a four-hour, free entry “Son et lumiere” show as part of the city's famous Victorian Christmas Fayre.
A lighting artist has designed an installation at the church which will be revealed between 4pm and 8pm. It will highlight the beautiful ceiling, the box pews and the three decker pulpit with its gilded pelican feeding her young. His work is to be accompanied by music performed on the rare William and Robert Gray organ installed at the church in 1795 and recently refurbished.
Experience this stunning church in an unexpected way, enjoy seasonal refreshments and browse the city's Christmas stalls.
This spectacular show of sound and light will launch a £250,000 appeal to help transform this much loved, historic and very elegant church building into an arts centre for the use of everyone in Worcester and beyond.
Nearly £350,000 has already been raised, but a total of £600,000 is needed to allow an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the additional £1.4m required to save the building for the future.