3D sound and light show staged at Guildhall to celebrate Magna Carta

Guildhall’s impressive façade will become the canvas for a spectacular son et lumière show later this month to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.

The free light and sound performance will take place in Guildhall Yard on Saturday 19 September from 8pm, using ancient documents from the City’s archives at Guildhall Library and original music from Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Using video technology, the Dance Porch of Guildhall will be illuminated with 3D projection mapping that transforms irregularly shaped objects and surfaces to create an extraordinary display of sound and colour.

Photographers are invited to apply for accreditation to gain exclusive access to the roof terrace of St. Lawrence Jewry Church and the fifth level terrace of Guildhall, both of which overlook the historic Yard.

The Magna Carta son et lumière is part of London Open House weekend – more details from www.openhouselondon.org.uk and www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/sonetlumiere


For accreditation to attend the son et lumière photo call, please contact:

Howard Benge, Events and Development Manager, City of London Corporation

Tel: 020 7332 1892 / Email howard.benge@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Andrew Buckingham, Media Officer, City of London Corporation

Tel: 020 7332 1452 / Email andrew.buckingham@cityoflondon.gov.uk

About the City of London Corporation:

The City of London Corporation is a uniquely diverse organisation. It supports and promotes the City as a world leader in international finance and business services and provides local services and policing for those working in, living in, and visiting the Square Mile. It also provides valued services to London and the nation. These include the Barbican Centre, Barbican Music Library, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Guildhall Library, Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheatre, London Metropolitan Archives, a range of education provision (including three City Academies); five Thames bridges (including Tower Bridge and Millennium Bridge), Central Criminal Court at Old Bailey, over 10,000 acres of open spaces (including Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest), and three wholesale food markets. The City of London Corporation is London’s Port Health Authority and also runs the Animal Reception Centre at Heathrow. For more details, visit www.cityoflondon.gov.uk