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Festival, Wed 12 - Sat 15 Feb 2020, free entry

City Of Lights

City Of Lights


A stunning sound and light installation at Carlisle’s 900 year old Cathedral will be the centrepiece for a spectacular new ‘City of Lights’ event in England’s Great Border City in February 2020.

As well as seeing an array of historic buildings and local landmarks illuminated with brightly coloured lights and projections over four days (12-15 February 2020), Carlisle will be the first location in Northern England to host ‘The Great Exhibition – SPACE: God, the Universe and Everything,’ created by the award-winning Luxmuralis artistic collaboration.

The stunning light and spectacle will illuminate the interior of the ancient building, allowing visitors to walk among the stars, discover planets and explore to the edge of the Milky Way and back.

It will be the first time this immersive exhibition has been seen in the North of England, after capturing the public’s imagination when it reanimated the architecture of Lichfield Cathedral and St Albans Cathedral.

Carlisle’s wider four-day ‘City of Lights’ event will also include a series of eye-catching light displays and projections throughout the historic city centre, including The Citadel – Carlisle’s most iconic set of buildings, originally built on the orders of Henry VIII in 1542.

The event is being supported by Carlisle City Council and Cumbria County Council, alongside a range of partners including Story Contracting and the Railway Heritage Trust.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 12 - Sat 15 Feb 2020


Free entry

Tickets for ‘The Great Exhibition – SPACE: God, the Universe and Everything,’ cost £5 for adults and £4 for under 16s. Available from Carlisle Tourist Information Centre, the Old Town Hall or from Discover Carlisle


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