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Cathedral light show set to mark 79th Anniversary of the Blitz

Published Monday, 04 November 2019

Coventry Cathedral will be lit up this November this year as part of a spectacular light show to honour the country’s heritage and the wartime bravery of its people.

Where the Light Falls

Where Light Falls is a project from Historic England that will use light and poetry to tell the story of the people who risked their lives to preserve historic buildings during the Second World War.

The project will run from 14-16 November.

It falls on the 79th anniversary of the Blitz that destroyed the Cathedral.

Historic England are working with the Poetry Society and Double Take Projections to tell the stories.

The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Cllr Linda Bigham, said: “This outdoor event will be a fitting way to mark the 79th anniversary of the Blitz and it’s impact on our city. This performance will be a truly unique way for us to honour the sacrifice of those who fought to preserve our iconic Cathedral.  I encourage everyone to attend one of these very memorable and moving performances and pay tribute.”

The Coventry light shows are an outdoor event and will run through between 5pm-9pm each night. The performance itself lasts for 20 minutes but will be played on a loop.

Where Light Falls is part of the Coventry Peace Festival which runs from 1 November to 14 November and celebrates Coventry’s work as an international city of peace. See the full programme.

Find out more about Where Light Falls on the Historic England website here.

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