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One Small Step: The George celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landings

5th July 2019

The George Hotel is thrilled to announce their sponsorship of Lichfield Cathedral’s summer installation ‘One Small Step’.

The artwork will give visitors the opportunity to walk on the moon as the Cathedral’s Nave floor will be transformed into a spectacular lunar landscape.

The installation artwork is by Lichfield Cathedral’s artist-in-residence Peter Walker and can be seen from Saturday 20th July until Wednesday 25th September 2019. It allows us to contemplate and observe one of the most significant journeys that humanity has taken and allows us to imagine possibilities for humankind.

Tag us in your moon selfies and you could win a Lunar Landings Afternoon Tea!

Simply tag @thegeorgelichfield in your photos on social media or use the #moonselfie hashtag and we will pick one entry at random to win a delicious Lunar Landings Afternoon Tea (see below) for 2! The winner will be chosen and announced on 19th August.

Celebrating 50th Anniversary of the Historic Moon Landing

On July 16 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins lifted off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a journey to the moon and into history. Four days later, while Collins orbited the moon in the command module, Armstrong and Aldrin landed Apollo 11’s lunar module, Eagle, on the moon’s Sea of Tranquility, becoming the first humans to set foot on the lunar surface.

The George Hotel is sponsoring the launch of ‘One Small Step’ on Saturday 20th July. On this day the moon floor will be unveiled at 10am and will be open until 5pm (entry is free). The Cathedral will reopen at 8pm for a special service to mark the exact moment the Eagle landed at 9:17pm.

Lichfield Cathedral’s Great Exhibition

Space God & Universe Great Exhibition Lichfield Cathedral credit Peter Walker

Lichfield Cathedral will also host a stunning visual spectacle inspired by the moon landing this summer. SPACE: God, the Universe and Everything will take you on a walking journey within the Cathedral, revealing the universe, galaxies, space, creation, and light. The exhibition is open Thursdays to Sundays from 8th August from 8pm and advance tickets are on sale now.   The exhibition runs until August Bank Holiday on 26th August. The ‘One Small Step’ moon floor experience is included in The Great Exhibition.

Stay, Dine and Relax at The George this summer

The George Hotel is a family owned and run hotel set in the heart of historic Lichfield just a 5-minute walk from Lichfield Cathedral. Full of character, you’ll love the warm and friendly atmosphere of this charming Georgian coaching inn.

Lunar Landings Afternoon Tea

Lunar Landings Afternoon Tea

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings we have launched an exclusive new Lunar Landings Afternoon Tea! Enjoy a pot of tea or coffee, assorted finger sandwiches, quiche, a fruit scone with cream and strawberry jam  and a delicious selection of afternoon tea cakes all with a lunar theme. Plus, there will be space themed goodies! £15 per adult, £8 per child. Available from Saturday 20th July to Friday 30th August. Please call 01543 414822 to book.

Enjoy 1 Night Stay with B&B with Afternoon Tea From £89 for 2!

Stay at The George before 31st August and enjoy a Lunar Landings Afternoon Tea, an overnight stay in a standard room, full English breakfast and visit Lichfield Cathedral’s ‘One Small Step’ installation. Please call 01543 414822 to book and quote MOON OFFER.

Photos courtesy of Peter Walker.


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