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[25 SEP 01] COVENTRY CATHEDRAL NEWS
Final Curtain For Cathedral AV Show

This Saturday will see the closure of Coventry Cathedral's long running, award-winning audio visual show.

After 18 years and 5 months the award winning Spirit of Coventry audio visual show will close.

The show, housed in the Visitor Centre was opened on the 25 May 1983 - the 21st Anniversary of the Consecration. Since then it has been seen by on average 15,000 adults and 16,500 school children each year.

The show which won an award in August 1983 at the Multi Image Festival in Orlando is well worth a visit in its final few days despite the passage of time and the advancement in technology. It lasts 18 minutes and involves 9 projectors and 744 slides together with a multitude of bulbs.

The show is closing after consultation with the Fire Brigade as a result of measures being taken following the fire in February of this year.

Listers Audi have kindly agreed to sponsor the preservation of the existing audio visual show in a modern format. The slides will be made into a video and extra footage added to bring the Cathedralís history up to date.

This new show will be shown on a continuous loop system and will go on sale in the Cathedral Shop once it is available.

The Cathedral Bursar, Charles Leonard said:

"Thanks to the generosity of Listers Audi we shall be able to completely update our audio visual presentation and present it in a flexible format. This will enable our powerful message to reach out to new audiences."

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