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Starry Starry Night by Peter Walker

3rd December 2020 - 3rd January 2021

Discover a magnificent art installation by Peter Walker, designed as a stunning visual interpretation of the Star of Bethlehem at Chester Cathedral during our Christmas Tree Festival.

The installation, ‘Starry Starry Night’ depicts a constellation of stars that are individually suspended from hundreds of gold and silver ribbons, creating a beautiful and moving installation within the crossing of the Cathedral.

Starry Starry Night symbolises the night sky with the one star, the star of Bethlehem, suspended in the centre of the installation as a symbol of hope and light for all to see.  Beautifully and gently lit, Starry Starry Night is at the centre of the Cathedral during our Christmas Tree Festival.  The central star is between hundreds of other creating a constellation of much smaller starts around it

“At the end of a dark and difficult year, ‘Starry Starry Night’ is designed to allow us to recall the journey of the Magi, and the hope that was found in the stars to lead them on their journey.  At this time, in this year, the symbolism of the star of hope, a star of wonder is ever more powerful.  I hope that people will enjoy their Christmas journey through the Cathedral and take a moment to stand and wonder”.
Peter Walker

Starry Starry Night is a part of our Christmas Tree Festival.  For further details, including entry and opening times, click here.

Photography courtesy of Mark Pickthall.


3rd December 2020
January 3
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Chester Cathedral
St Werburgh Street
Chester, Cheshire CH1 2DY United Kingdom
01244 500 959