Travel through Van Gogh’s art at Leicester’s immersive experience

By Erik Dawson

The works of Vincent Van Gogh have been bought to life in an immersive art installation being held at All Saints Church in Leicester City Centre this month.

All Saints Church is currently hosting the immersive experience.

The instillation, ‘Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience’ opened on February 7 but reopened on Sunday (MAR 8) after a weeklong closure due to the ‘Light Up Leicester’ festival that was held across the city last week.

The experience uses virtual projection technology to take people on a journey through Van Gogh’s life whilst showcasing his art on the walls of the church.

The famous works of the Dutch post-impressionist artist include ‘Starry Night’ and ‘The Bedroom’, oil paintings that have led him to be dubbed as one of the most influential western artists of all time.

One of Van Gogh’s most famous pieces: ‘Starry Night’.

All Saints Church, on Highcross Street in the city centre, is the latest to play host to the travelling exhibition, which has also been showcased in Naples, Brussels and St Mary’s church in York.

On the website, the team behind the experience wrote: ‘The immersive aspect provides an impressive pathway into the painter’s life and his work, while containing a large variety of didactic information.’

A virtual reality experience is offered at the end of the exhibition, which promises to take visitors even deeper into the life of the artist with a 360-degree view of 8 of Van Gogh’s most famous pieces and the inspiration for them.

The exhibition is open to all ages, 7 days a week from 10am-6pm.

Tickets are £13 per adult, £9 for children, £11 for students/concessions and can be bought on the website.

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