Amazing pictures show an ancient York church as you’ve never seen it before

11 Oct 2016 @ 10.09 pm
| Entertainment

These stunning pictures show the medieval church of St Margaret’s in a whole new light.

And you can see them as part of a unique fly-through event at the Walmgate church, home to the National Centre for Early Music.

Vespertine Zoom Through

NCEM, Walmgate, York

Wed Oct 19 @ 4pm-7.30pm


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The Verspertine Zoom Through event takes you on a kaleidoscopic journey through St Margaret’s Church as captured on laser scans.

The AOC Archaeology Group and NCEM have teamed up to explore and reinterpret the church using an archaeological laser scanner and a sound installation by audio designer, Jez Wells.

Artist and filmmaker, Annabeth Robinson, will use AOC’s laser scans to create an interactive flythrough and images, viewable by all through Google Cardboard.

Plus there will be food from Bicis y Mas – and all for free. Here’s the timetable for the evening…

Laser quest
Laser quest
An exterior view
An exterior view

Families workshop


An opportunity to use a variety of instruments including a ‘sound beam’ and an X-Box controller to control the light and sound in the church, transforming the space. Places must be booked in advance at [email protected].

Vespertine Zoom


Traces of NCEM are projected back into the church; take a virtual journey into the bell tower and hear musical responses created by Jez Wells that bring the space and laser scans to life.

The NCEM as you've never experienced it
The NCEM as you’ve never experienced it

Meet the Artists


An opportunity to learn more about the process of creating the VR experience and sound installation with a short explanation from Annabeth Robinson and Jez Wells.

Vespertine is a series of free monthly, twilight events, happenings and performances, hosted in some of York’s most intriguing and beautiful spaces.

More details about Vespertine here.