Johnson at 300 Son et Lumiere

by 52 Weeks of Art

The Samuel Johnson Tercentenary Son et Lumiere was a fantastic success last week. After much planning, research and preperation the artistic team were delighted to bring this one off event to the city.
"It is wonderful to be able to present such a work about Lichfield's most famous son to the people of the city", Project Coordinator and artist Peter Walker. "I would like to thank fellow artists Andy Mckeown and David Harper for their work on the project and their ability to deliver a level of work of the highest standard for this most important event. An event which I hope will be remembered for years to come".
The event incorporated several elements, from a lantern parade, peel of bells from St Mary's Bell ringers, and three wonderful performances by Lichfield Cathedral Choir, conducted by Martin Rawles.
An estimated 1200 people attended the event which demonstrates the appreciation for the visual arts and indeed that people really do care for their city.
Special thanks must go out to Joanne Wilson and Christopher Moulton of Lichfield City Council who worked closely with the artistic team, and whose understanding of the proposed work made the evening such a special occasion.
Images and footage of the event will appear here soon.