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Lord of the Dance

11th November, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Exhibition Room, Cathedral Visitor Centre.

An exhibition of sculpture by Simon Latham, shown in the Exhibition Room in the Cathedral Visitor Centre.

Lord of the Dance is the title of a sculpture, made of three entwined, tubular elements. The title is shared with Sydney Carter’s well-loved  hymn and the Hindu god Shiva.

The image can be seen as a reference to the Crucified Christ but also draws to mind the Brazen Serpent, made by Moses, the Staff of Aesculapius, symbol of the medical profession and the double helix of DNA.

Simon made most of the pieces when he was Resident Artist at the Cathedral from 1990 to 1991. Reassembled, rescued and remade, Simon is delighted that these works can be seen again in the Cathedral Visitor Centre. Some are carved from wood and others are made of plaster. Variations on the theme include a seated Christ in Majesty and a reclining figure originally referring to St Paul at his conversion.

Drawings, paintings and prints exploring the theme are exhibited with the sculptures alongside original photographs.

The photo on this page shows the sculpture on display in the New Building of the Cathedral in 1991.

Opening times

Monday to Saturday, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday, 12.00 noon – 4.00pm

Free entry. Donations invited.


11th November, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Peterborough Cathedral
Peterborough, UK
Peterborough, PE1 1XS United Kingdom
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