At the go­ing down of the sun

Cotswold Life - - INSIDER’S GUIDE -

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.

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