Chronicles of Light dazzles local community groups at Winchester Cathedral

Press Release: 30/10/2012

Winchester Cathedral

Sixty members of local community groups based in the Winchester District enjoyed a spectacular evening at Winchester Cathedral’s once-in-a- generation performance last week, at Chronicles of Light, the sell out sound and light show.

Residents from White Wings House in Denmead, Wickham’s Over 60s Thursday Club, and the local branch of Age UK’s lunch club were guests of Winchester City Council at the event and were accompanied by local Ward Members, Cllr Patricia Stallard and Cllr Angela Clear, as well as staff from the City Council. Transport for the evening was kindly provided by Winchester Area Community Action who ensured that all guests arrived at Winchester Cathedral in style.

The spectacular ninety minute performance in sound and light told the extraordinary story of Winchester Cathedral, and the characters that made its history. Within the majestic setting of the Cathedral nave the audience heard the story of the deep sea diver William Walker and a wise old fisherman called Izaak Walton. The event boasted an exceptional cast featuring a host of local performers alongside pre-recordings from Dame Judi Dench, Bernard Cribbins, Alastair Stewart and Alan Titchmarsh.

Lucy Carter of Wickham Over 60s Thursday Club said:

Many thanks from us all for a most enjoyable evening and for all of Winchester City Council’s efficient organisation beforehand. We were particularly impressed with the transport that was organised for our members and would like to express our gratitude to everyone in Winchester who was involved.

Cllr Patricia Stallard, Winchester City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Communities, Culture and Sport, and local ward member for Denmead, added:

The guests could not stop talking about the event all the way home. Some of the Denmead residents could not remember the last time they had been in Winchester and had never seen Winchester Cathedral before and were just blown away by the whole evening.

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