Postponed Windows Through Time goes ahead

A unique installation which was postponed due to the recent storms will launch this evening.

Westgate Street is playing host to a unique lighting installation celebrating the history of architecture as part of Gloucester’s Bright Nights Festival and the Cathedral Quarter High Street Heritage Action Zone.

Windows Through Time sees a series of windows from different time periods by artist Jack Wimperis, suspended high above the street and the buildings lit in a variety of vibrant colours to highlight their architectural features.

The project, which will run until March 12, aims to show how important windows are to the character of the buildings and how they are a vital a clue to a building’s age.

Jack Wimperis is a Gloucestershire based artist whose studio has produced commissions for the likes of Damien Hirst and Jamie Oliver.

There will also be street performers in historical costumes and a family trail from 5-8pm on March 3-5 at the Cathedral Quarter HQ, 21 Westgate Street. The first 50 completed trail forms receive a voucher for a free hot drink and a Cathedral Quarter mug.

The project is part of the programme of cultural activities organised for the Cathedral Quarter High Street Heritage Action Zone, a £1.9 million heritage led regeneration project funded by Historic England and Gloucester City Council.

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