November, 2021

sat06nov(nov 6)5:30 PMsat13(nov 13)8:30 PMPoppy Fields 20215:30 PM - 8:30 PM (13) Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield Cathedral, The Close, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 7LD, UK

Poppy Fields

Event Details

Poppy Fields 2021

This Remembrancetide the award-winning team from Luxmuralis return with, the poignant and reflective light and sound show, Poppy Fields.
6-13 November 2021 | 17:30 onwards

November is traditionally a time for reflection and remembrance and so by popular request, we are bringing back the profound and evocative sound and light exhibition, Poppy Fields, which was originally created by award winning Luxmuralis in 2016, and revisited in 2018 to mark the centenary of end of the First World War.

This all- embracing sound and light show will see poppies cascade down the ceiling, walls and floor of our stunning 900 year old Cathedral, calling us to remember all those who have fought so valiantly for our
peace and safety. Accompanying the projections will be specially composed music by David Harper and poetry recorded by Oscar-winning actor, Eddie Redmayne.

Poppy Fields will allow visitors a much-needed opportunity to reflect not only on past and present conflicts, but also the global pandemic which continues to affect us all, as we begin to consider how we might live differently as a result of all that we have lived through.

The 2021 version of Poppy Fields also features the main show from Luxmuralis’ much loved ‘Imagine Peace’. This stunningly beautiful son et lumiere will bring the east end of the Cathedral to life with its poignant message of hope for the future. In addition, the first public showing of a work created in 2020, to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale for International Nurses Day, will be presented in this newly curated version of the event as a tribute to the NHS.

We are grateful to Friel Homes who have sponsored this event.

Tickets are £7.50 per adult; £6.50 per child; with under 3s FREE (please select a ticket so that we can ensure they are counted towards capacity). Family tickets are also available.

This event has been designed to ensure our visitors can enjoy the experience safely, read more about the safety measures we have put into place and the FAQs here:

Please note:

  • Tickets will be sold at 10-minute intervals. This is your entry time and not the start of the exhibition.
  • Early entry will not be permitted but every effort will be made to allow access if you are running late. This will depend on capacity and the venue remaining COVID secure and will be at the discretion of Lichfield Cathedral.
  • We anticipate the experience taking around an hour, but the exhibition can be enjoyed at your own pace.
  • The experience is entirely inside the Cathedral and will be via a one way route.
  • Once you have left the Cathedral there will be no readmission.
  • Children under 3 go free, however a FREE ticket must be booked to count towards capacity.
  • The event is both pushchair and wheelchair friendly with wheelchair and mobility friendly slopes upon entry and exit.
  • There are no toilets inside the Cathedral. Toilets are near the pedestrian entrance to the Close via Dam Street.
  • There is strictly no public parking in The Close and limited accessible parking (4 bays). The Close is managed by an independent parking firm. Please use close by city car parks (
  • Drop-off will be allowed for those with accessibility needs using the Beacon Street entrance.
  • This exhibition includes loud sounds, music and moving and flashing images throughout the experience, as well as bright lights and areas of darkness within the cathedral
  • Tickets are non-refundable other than:
    • If you are able to demonstrate you have been told to isolate.
    • a national or local lockdown.
    • if Lichfield Cathedral cancels the event.
    • Whilst masks are not mandatory, we would ask visitors to consider use upon entry.
    • Hand sanitiser will be placed throughout the experience and Lichfield Cathedral would remind all visitor to use it as often as possible.
    • Lichfield Cathedral do not currently expect to implement a check of COVID Vaccination status, however we reserve the right to change this view based on government advice.