At the going down of the sun
The red hue of more than 150 illuminated spheres lit the lawns surrounding Sudeley Castle to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
The poignant, temporary art installation was entitled ‘At the going down of the sun…’, which is taken from Laurence Binyon’s WWI poem ‘For the Fallen’.
The display will form part of a much larger art work which can be seen by the public at Sudeley Castle’s Spectacle of Light event in December.
It has been created by Gloucestershire based, award-winning international art and design company, ‘Squidsoup’.
Nic Beeby, the Spectacle of Light’s producer says, “It is a moving and thoughtprovoking piece, made all the more poignant against the stillness of the castle at dusk. For the Spectacle of Light we will be presenting it on a much larger scale, with more than 850 spheres covering a whole area adjacent to Sudeley Castle’s chapel. It promises to be a breath-taking display that we hope will be enjoyed by everyone who comes to the Spectacle in December.”
The Spectacle, which takes place on selected dates from December 8-30, will see the historic castle and gardens transformed by magical illuminated displays as darkness falls on the Cotswold Hills.
Tickets can be bought online at www. everymantheatre.org.uk/spectacle, by phone on 01242 705555, or in person at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham. Tickets are not available directly from Sudeley Castle.
For more information about Sudeley Castle and Gardens, visit www. sudeleycastle.co.uk or phone 01242 602308.