Cathedral awash with bright colour

Arwork from local schools on display in the cathedral in Bury.
Arwork from local schools on display in the cathedral in Bury.

ST Edmundsbury Cathedal came alive with colour this week as 26 schools took part in an art exhibition centred around spirituality.

The exhibition, based on Olympic spirituality and Paralympic values, changed the traditional decor of the cathedral for five days and allowed the children of Bury St Edmunds to display the artwork they had been working on for the past term.

With brightly coloured tissue paper and clay sculptures mounted on thin black poles ranging in height from 4ft 6ins up to 8ft, friends and families were able to see the children’s hard work displayed in all its glory.

The exhibition is part of a five-year Children’s Spirituality Project which aims to educate children beyond the classroom about spirituality and religion.

Cathedral public relations manager Sarah Friswell said: “The reaction was overwhelming, it really added to the experience of people visiting the cathedral.”