A CATHEDRAL event lights up the night sky with a kaleidoscope of colour, sound, and imagery.

The Sarum Lights: Illuminating Art by Luxmuralis opened at Salisbury Cathedral on Tuesday, November 7 but a preview show took place yesterday (Monday, November 6) where guests were treated to a multi-coloured and vibrant projection of art and photography - accompanied by sound and music. 

Spectators watched as art in its multiple forms explored meanings through the centuries.

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The Revd Dr Kenneth Padley, Canon Treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral said: "It makes you think, it makes you reflect, it is experiential, it draws you in. The music, the movement, the images, I think it is good for people of all ages, as you don't need to know the pictures, or the languages.

"We keep doing this because each year is similar but different. It grabs people whatever their background.

"I think all churches worth their salt have a timeless message of God who loves the world, makes the world and saves the world, and yet, the use of modern technology is one way in which we can have people reflecting and thinking."

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The aim of the light and sound show is for people to come and be challenged by the event and the show explores art across the centuries and takes place both inside and outside of the cathedral. From the drama of Baroque to Art Deco, the event explores societal changes which are reproduced in art form. 

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Displays took place in the Cloisters, Trinity Chapel and North Nave Aisle with scenes reflecting four centuries of new ideas. Spectators can embrace scenes from Starry, Starry Night - a projection dedicated to impressionism and post-impressionism.

The finale takes place in the Nave of the Cathedral showcasing the imagery of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Manet and Renoir. 

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Artistic director of Luxmuralis, Peter Walker said: "Sarum Lights is a fine art installation where we take people from the traditional lights on the West Front and take them on a walking journey through light and sound. This year, we are taking people on a journey through history. 

"People don't need to know anything about it, they will just be bathed in the history as they walk around."

The event is suitable for the whole family and Sarum Lights continues until Saturday, November 11.

Tickets are available from Salisbury Cathedral but for those who are sensitive to sound, the first hour of the event will have reduced noise levels on Tuesday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 8.