Old Christ Church in Waterloo is a thing of beauty in its own right, with beautiful stone pillars and grand, stained windows. Now, imagine how spectacular it will look bathed in the colourful lights at this year’s Black Hole laser show.
This gorgeous old church will host the immersive Black Hole laser show in November 18, 19 and 20, 2022 and each 30 minute immersive experience will involve 17 lasers and 6 high powered projectors. The breathtaking show has been designed by musician and lighting designed Paul Alty alongside artist Rocco Helmchen, and past shows have received glowing reviews.
The concept brings visitors through a ‘star portal’ to a ‘colonnade of kaleidoscopic stars and
galaxies’. Sounds pretty dreamy, right? Then visitors will reach a black hole – a phenomena that has fascinated scientists since before Karl Schwarzschild utilised Albert Einstein’s equations to demonstrate the reality of these vast vacuums.
Whilst laser, special effects and projections bring a black hole to life before your eyes (don’t worry, you’re not about to be pulled into it), music will add to the awe inspiring atmosphere. People have described the event as ‘mesmerising’, ‘enthralling’, and one person even described it as like stepping into Blade Runner.
There are plenty of slots left to book and all that the event asks is a minimum £1 donation per ticket. After all, it is a charity event, the proceeds of which will go to two charities: Backup Tech UK and Friends of Old Christ Church/The Church Conservation Trust. The latter supports the church, which brings the community together with events and Backup Tech UK raises funds for professionals who are experiencing ill health and subsequent financial hardship.
You can buy tickets for the Black Hole laser show here and you can also check out the Instagram page for updates. Plus, there are tons of photos on there for you to check out that will definitely leave you anticipating the show!