Inspired by stained glass, the beacon will create an awe-inspiring spectacle of light and colour with messages of hope to lift everyone’s spirits.
On Wednesdays 18 and 25 January the Cathedral will remain open until 8.30pm offering visitors to see the historic surrounds of Southwark Cathedral bathed in candlelight. These two late night openings will also allow for quiet reflection on the issues of hunger, equality, health, climate, and injustice.
Each message of hope was brought to life by Ugandan artist, Matt Kayem, from and working in Kampala. Matt’s work explores identity, race, history, and culture through installations, collage-paintings and photography.
Working in his signature style Matt used recycled denim, sourced from the markets of Kampala then stretched onto frames, as the unique canvas for his vivid, colourful creations.