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Saints in Colour

Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St Albans AL1 1BY
Date and Time
11 April 2023 - 31 August 2023
11:00am - 4:00pm

We are delighted to officially launch our ground-breaking new project, Saints in Colour!

For a limited time, discover how the Wallingford Screen might have looked in the medieval period - with a 21st century twist. The Cathedral has worked in close partnership with Hogarth, a WPP agency, to explore ground-breaking techniques for bringing history to life, using the latest technology from Panasonic and Epic Games.

Cutting edge scanning and projection techniques using Reality Capture software will bring to life the 15th century screen and 19th century statues with a millimetre accurate 3D scan and re-colourisation, based on historic research by Dr James Alexander Cameron. The colours have been produced by artist Amara Por Dios, and the technology was used to train apprentices in WPP’s Creative Technology Apprenticeship programme, which aims to diversify the emerging technology workforce. St Albans Cathedral is committed to social justice, so we are excited to bring the statues to life in a racially diverse way, reflecting where each of the saints depicted came from.

From Monday 13 March, Saints in Colour will be available to view daily at 11am, 2.15pm and 3.45pm. We will have these projections for a limited time (date TBC), so catch them while you can!

Please note Saints in Colour will not available to view from Good Friday to Easter Day.

Event organiser is St Albans Cathedral.

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