A new illuminated exhibition is taking up residence in the Lady Chapel at Gloucester Cathedral this February 2023.
Lights Out has been created by young people from the local community in response to the Knife Angel, with help from Gloucester charity The Music Works and Squidsoup, and will be on display from Thursday 2 to Monday 27 February 2023.
Squidsoup are described as 'pioneers in the use of light, sound and technology to create immersive installations' with work seen by millions all over the world at events including Burning Man Festival.
Taking part in a series of workshops, participants worked with Squidsoup artists and The Music Works to produce a small-scale, intimate light and sound installation featuring music and voices from young people who have been affected by the issues raised by the anti-violence sculpture, which is visiting Gloucester for the first time this month.
Youth and community director at The Music Works, Lyndsay Davies, said: 'The collaboration has been an excellent opportunity for a group of young people, who didn’t know each other a couple of months ago, to develop their passion for making music whilst exploring important issues that impact their lives in powerful and challenging ways.
'We’re really excited to be working with Squidsoup, as it gives the young people an opportunity to have their voices and creative ideas occupy a new space in such an exciting and immersive way.'
One of the producers on the project added: 'I think this event is going to help change the perception of how young people are seen locally, showcasing our talent and really showing what we can do.'
Lights Out is free to visit with no tickets required.
Admission to Gloucester Cathedral is free, but donations are gratefully received. Gloucester Cathedral has also set up The Knife Angel Legacy Fund to continue raising awareness of violent crime and supporting communities affected by it in Gloucestershire, with donations to the fund accepted via its website.