Son et Lumiere on The Tide Mill, Woodbridge

Spirit of Christmas event poster


Son et Lumiere on The Tide Mill, Woodbridge

December 22nd, 2021, at 8pm with Free Entry

Following The Woodbridge Rotary Club Carol Service on Whisstocks Place which starts at 6:30pm

Clare Perkins is known to many here in Woodbridge and she is the creative producer of the Spirit of Christmas Son et Lumière event. Working in collaboration with a group of people, Clare says “As the producer, it is an honour to work with such a professional and talented team who are pulling together a project that brings in the work of local artists and musicians. Having the idea in 2018 of projecting on the side of the Tide Mill – as part of the Beowulf Festival – is such an incredible feeling. We are all working very hard to make this year’s Christmas event even better – it’s our gift to Woodbridge, a town we love very much.” For more details about this free event on the 22nd of December, please visit our Facebook Events Page here: https://fb.me/e/4K2I1LbOP

The idea is to transport everyone to another world through spectacular visuals that will dance to music, create a WoW, choral singing that will give goosebumps and bring joy to souls, have a sensual experience and step into a magical world of light, sound, and spectacular 3D visuals to celebrate Christmas.

The show starts after The Woodbridge Rotary Club Carol Service and Santa has finished giving his sweets out, with a live recital from the Woodbridge Choral Society singing Hallelujah. Through architectural drawings originally done for the restoration of the Tide Mill in the 1970’s, the audience will see in 3D how a mill works to make flour by only using water as its source of power.

This is set to a specially composed piece of music by Jan Pulsford ( www.janpulsford.com) who, over the last few months, has recorded the sounds of the mill whilst it is working, and created a beautiful piece of music called ‘Duet for Piano and Tide Mill’

Other music played throughout the show has been recorded by local musicians who have collaborated with the team to make a memorable evening of Christmas entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

The Team hopes that Woodbridge will enjoy the Spirit of Christmas and all the magic it brings.

The Son et Lumière has been made possible by the kind sponsorship of the following local businesses: Plaice Architects, Happiness at Home, Pippa Murphy Ltd, The Boathouse Kitchen and Bar, Vanil,Woodbridge Greengrocers, 5th Woodbridge Scouts, Radio Mothership, Lightfoot Westcott Solicitors, Charlotte Crofts &Co, Chorus Intel, Holly Blue Boutique, Sole Bay Insurance Brokers, Claudia Myatt, District Councillor Kay Yule of East Suffolk Council and a few private sponsors who wish to remain anonymous.

Without this generous sponsorship, the Spirit of Christmas Son et Lumière would not happen and our local Community would not be magically transported into a Christmas world of 3D.

Thank you.