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Urban art features in York Minster Nights event
10:45am Friday 1st November 2013 in News
ONE of York’s most identifiable sights has been lit up in a spectacular show as part of this year’s Illuminating York event.
The 276-foot nave of York Minster, which has been cleared of seating for the first time this decade especially for the event, saw the ancient architecture covered with modern art from urban artists, depicting dramatic artwork inspired by the Minster’s medieval stained glass.
A spokeswoman for York Minster said: “We’ve been really pleased with the response from visitors to York Minster Nights so far and have had lots of positive feedback.
By having street artists painting live in the Minster’s awe-inspiring nave each evening we’re encouraging people to see the cathedral in a different light.
“We’re hoping that young people in particular who might not think they have a connection with this ancient building will come and see that as well as a place of religion and worship, it is a gallery of art and architecture and a truly spiritual place for people of any faith or none at all.”
Further events are still taking place around the city until tomorrow. For full details, go to illuminatingyork.org
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