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Charles Dickens Anniversary at Westminster Abbey


Charles Dickens, author of books such as The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby, died on 9th June 1870. He was buried at Westminster Abbey on 14th June 1870. In lieu of a public wreath-laying in Westminster Abbey, which is unable to open due to due to the COVID-19 lockdown, this stunning sound and light installation which was projected onto the Abbey’s iconic West Towers on 6th June.

We created the artwork in collaboration with Westminster Abbey and The Charles Dickens Musuem.

The work is rich and vivid, saturated in colour and dense with visual effects set against a stirring soundtrack which builds to form a dramatic and poignant tribute to the writer. It features illustrations, quotes and a new colourised photograph of the author taken from the exhibition ‘Technicolour Dickens: The Living Image of Charles Dickens’ which will launch at the Charles Dickens Museum as soon as it is able to re-open.

The Charles Dickens Museum: https://dickensmuseum.com/

Westminster Abbey: https://www.westminster-abbey.org/

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