York – Platinum and Light

Event Details

  • Location: York Minster
  • Address: Deangate, York, YO1 7HH
  • Start date: 20th October 2022
  • End date: 27th October 2022
  • Times: Varies
  • Entry fee: £7.50, £25 family ticket

Experience York Minster in a new light this October when the cathedral’s cavernous Nave will be illuminated with a new sound and light projection – Platinum and Light.

The new installation has been created by award winning artists Ross Ashton and Karen Monid, who created the spectacular Northern Lights projection and sound artwork which ran at the Minster in October 2019. The Minster’s Nave will be cleared of chairs for the events and the projection will run the full length of the Nave’s ceiling and West End, which houses the Great West Window.

The new show is inspired by Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and uses precious metals through the ages, including gold, silver and platinum, to journey through key moments in York’s and the Minster’s history and their royal connections.

The events will help raise funds for the Minster’s current project to conserve the medieval St Cuthbert Window, which is one of the largest surviving narrative windows in Europe, and the stonework of the surrounding South Quire Transept.