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Compagnie Carabosse (France)

Live soundtrack: La Rose and izOReL

Durham Cathedral Cloister & College Green

First entry to the Cathedral: 5.30pm. Last entry: 10pm or once the Cathedral reaches capacity

Venture into a flickering fire.

Fire alchemists Carabosse return to illuminate the Cathedral and its surrounding grounds with cascading candlelight and smouldering sculptures. The installation will be lit in stages each evening. Musicians La Rose and izOReL perform a live soundtrack to accompany the piece.

About Compagnie Carabosse

Carabosse are one of the world’s most celebrated outdoor theatre companies. Since turning Durham Cathedral into a magical fire garden for Lumiere 2011, Carabosse have set Stonehenge ablaze as part of the 2012 Olympics. In 2016 they illuminated the front lawn of the Tate Modern for London’s Burning, a festival of art and ideas to mark 350 years since The Great Fire of London, produced by Artichoke.

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Accessibility information

The Cathedral is situated at the top of a steep hill.

Access to the Cathedral is mostly via ramps. Access to the Cathedral Shop, Undercroft Restaurant and Toilets is by steps or by an enclosed platform lift. A level route is also available, although this requires leaving the Cloister and following a route outside the main building.

Within the Cathedral Church, the Chapel of Nine Altars, the Gregory Chapel and the Shrine of St Cuthbert are only accessible via stairs.

There are accessible toilet facilities on the Cathedral site.

The cloisters can be found inside the Cathedral, situated at the top of a steep hill. The road surface is cobbles and on either side there are narrow paths with kerbs.

Access inside the Cathedral is mostly via ramps. Access to the Cathedral Shop, Undercroft Restaurant and Toilets is by and a platform lift. There is a level route as well, that requires leaving the Cloister and following a route outside the main building.

Within the Cathedral Church, the Chapel of Nine Altars, the Gregory Chapel and the Shrine of St Cuthbert have no ramps. There is a stairclimber which can enable manual wheelchair users to visit these areas under the guidance of a Cathedral employee.

Artwork description: A series of fire sculptures accompanied by live music.

PLEASE NOTE: While you are welcome to photograph this installations for personal use, please note that the artist retains all imagery rights. Commercial use of installation photography and film is strictly prohibited.

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