St Peter’s Church will be transformed into an extraordinary light projection show as part of the City of Wolverhampton’s ‘Fire and Light’ Autumn and Winter events programme – and is the perfect free event for all the family to enjoy to kickstart half term!

Witness the spectacle on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October, between 6pm and 9pm, as the enchanting ‘Lights in the Night show’ will project onto the church, celebrating the rich history, heritage, and diversity of the City of Wolverhampton.

The show will play on a loop every 5 minutes and you will be able to spot key highlights such as running wolves and exploding locks as the city’s past is presented in a 3D light animation. 

In the run up to the shows, be sure to look out for ornate ‘key’ locations around the city, each one triggering augmented reality content matching the theme of the show.

The work is led by company Illuminos, who have over 10 years’ experience creating visually inventive and memorable projection artwork and experiences.

Councillor Bhupinder Gakhal, City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Visitor City, said: “This is a very exciting 3D light projection show, illuminating the iconic St Peter’s Church, focusing on the amazing history and heritage of the City of Wolverhampton.

“I’d encourage everyone to travel into the city centre and check out the show, before popping over to see what we have on offer at the Art Gallery which is opening its doors later than usual on these 2 days.”

As part of this event, the team at Illuminos are giving people the chance to win a fantastic new ViewSonic M1 mini projector. This is something they have used in previous projects, and is a fully portable, miniature projector for you to watch films, or even try out your own miniature projection mapping.

To find out more information about this exciting show and for details on how to enter the competition to win a ViewSonic M1 projector, please visit Illuminos.

If you’re coming into the city centre to watch the show, why not also pop over to the Art Gallery, and take part in their Friday Lates – this time a double feature.

On the 27 October (6pm to 9pm), the gallery will be screening a documentary about the life and work of Derek Boshier.

Join Artist and Educator, Exodus Crooks, for an ink and collage workshop inspired by Derek Boshier’s Smile (1968). Throughout the workshop, participants will be invited to recreate an image they have on their phone, using found images, magazines and newspaper cut outs. 

On Saturday 28 October (6pm to 9pm), Su Richardson will be in conversation with Dr Alexandra Kokoli about Su’s life and practice, covering Su’s involvement in art groups Feministo and Fenix.  

You can also join ‘We Are Makers’ duo Ruth Turnbull and Odette Campbell for a crochet workshop, using recycled t-shirt yarn and jumbo crochet hooks. 

For more information and to book your space, please visit eventbrite

Glaze, the gallery’s eatery, will also be keeping its doors open late for you to pop in and get some refreshments.