On Sunday, September 29, visitors to St Albans Cathedral have the chance to be amongst the first to see the nave of the cathedral as never before as breath-taking light projections reveal how the wall paintings may have looked in all their medieval glory. Between 1pm and 5pm visitors will be able to hear from cathedral guides who will explain how these works of art were created as the paintings on the pillars of the nave are re-coloured before their eyes.

Dating from the early 13th to the 16th century, the medieval wall paintings in St Albans Cathedral are some of the finest surviving in the British Isles. Through painstaking research and state-of-the-art light projections, four of the nave’s medieval wall paintings have been reconstructed as part of the cathedral’s Alban, Britain’s First Saint project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The Very Rev’d Dr Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans Cathedral, said: “We have long wanted to lift the veil of time to see how these paintings might have appeared. Thanks to the generosity of the NLHF we have been able to do this and seeing them helps us understand why pilgrims of the Middle Ages are said to have fallen to their knees in wonder.”

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