The York Minster is an impressive feat in architecture and is up there as one of the most magnificent cathedrals in the world. And, now you can experience it like never before in a new immersive experience coming this October.
Since the 7th century, the Minster has been a figurehead of Christianity in the North of England, and its exquisite, handcrafted stone and collection of medieval stained glass, tells the story of Jesus CHristm.
The new sound and light installation are set to illuminate the York Minster this October Half term. Named Platinum and Light the new projection and sound artwork from artists Ross Ashton and Karen Monid, will blow you away.
The pair created the Northern Lights installation which took place in October 2019 – and are now back with a new fantastic installment, which is inspired by Her Late Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Using precious metals through the ages, including gold, silver and platinum, to journey through key moments in York’s and the Minster’s history and their royal connections.
It hopes to help raise funds to conserve the cathedral’s medieval glass and stonework. The event Platinum and Light will run for eight nights from Thursday 20th October to Thursday 27th October 2022.
Neil Sanderson, director of the York Minster Fund, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Ross and Karen back to York Minster following the success of Northern Lights in 2019 and can’t wait to share this stunning new installation with our visitors.
“We were overwhelmed with the response to the events in 2019, and look forward to welcoming people to see this new installation and experience the Minster in a different light while supporting our work to conserve its world-renowned medieval stained glass and exquisite stonework.”
Catch a glimpse of what’s expected at York Minster Platinum and Light below:
Get your tickets for just £7.50 each or a family ticket of £25 for two adults and two children via the website here.