Rest Under the Stars is back for 2023!

In a wide shot of Carlisle Cathedral, we see a group of people resting on colourful seating, looking up at the ceiling.

Visitors are invited to Rest Under The Stars in Carlisle Cathedral this summer as this major art installation is back for a second year due to popular demand! 

After the success of last year’s event, which saw hundreds of visitors from across from the globe descend on Carlisle as part of the cathedral’s 900th anniversary celebrations, it is set to make its return from July 26th until September 1st.

Deckchairs, scatter cushions, and a bespoke soundscape created by Prism Arts will be provided free of charge thanks to the support of Hayward Tod, the Cumbria Foundation, and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Visitors can stretch out on deckchairs and admire the stars on the world-renowned ceiling of the cathedral, with the specially-created soundtrack sure to leave people feeling well-rested and relaxed.

Prism Artists have been busy creating this brand new soundscape with the help of sound designer Tim Shaw and performer Jeremy Bradfield. Find images below of the group gathering recordings for the project during Studio Arts workshops.

You can watch Prism Artist Jyma and Canon Benjamin Carter speak more about this event on our ITV Border feature, available to watch here.


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