Moon landing in Bath

If confirmation of an extended Christmas Market isn’t enough, there’s another big event that will light up one big historic space in Bath in December.

Visiting Luke back in 2015!

Bristol artist Luke Jerram – he of the Park Street water slide and – amongst many other installations – random pianos in public places – is bringing his Museum of the Moon to Bath Abbey from November 19th to December 26th. That’s after visiting both Bristol and Wells Cathedrals.

But we get it at the darkest time of the year – which should be extra spectacular!

Just in time for Christmas carols, magical story telling and moon gazing with the Bath astronomers – all under the light of the moon in the church’s newly restored worship space.

The moon installed in the Wills Hall at University of Bristol a few years ago.

Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon has been presented in a number of different ways – both indoors and outdoors – so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork.

Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. Images by Gareth Jones

As it travels from place to place, it gathers new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.

The Revd Canon Guy Bridgewater, Rector of Bath Abbey said:

“We are delighted to host this inspirational artwork during Advent – the season of preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ, heralded by signs in the heavens.

As we marvel at the beauty of the Moon and its reflected light, may Christ the true ‘Light of the World’ find welcome and wonder in our hearts.”

Meanwhile l hear, Luke’s latest heavenly body is Mars which will be suspended from the ceiling in the Great Hall of Bristol University from Monday July 26th to Sunday August 1st.

Member of the public are invited to book tickets for Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August