Events Programme Inspired by Museum of the Moon

Written on 18/09/2023

Derby Cathedral will soon welcome the return of Museum of the Moon by renowned artist Luke Jerram, Measuring seven metres in diameter, Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon is a stunning sculpture featuring detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, internally lit to shine like the moon, and accompanied by a surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor-Novello award winning composer, Dan Jones.

This giant artwork will be suspended over the nave at Derby Cathedral and will be open to the public between 12 October and 10 November.

The Cathedral and its key partners have organised a programme of events which will take place throughout the Museum of the Moon exhibition with something for everyone! From concerts and live performances to wellbeing events, poetry readings and a kids take-over from the National Space Centre.

The full events programme includes:

Local band Floyd in the Flesh will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s seminal album ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ with a concert on the final evening of the art installation. Find out more

A spectacular night of music by Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ professional orchestra will be held on Wednesday October 18th starting at 7pm. The programme includes Holst’s ‘The Planets’ as well as music by Mozart and Richard Strauss and the Orchestra will be joined by members of Derby Cathedral Choir. Find out more

Family events during the month include a day of interactive talks and fun moon-related workshops delivered by experts from the National Space Centre on Wednesday November 1st, with one-hour sessions starting from 10am. Find out more

Mindfulness under the Moon sessions will be led by Pam Sidhu on October 16th and November 6th between 7pm and 8pm. A Think Positive! session will also be held on October 25th between 7pm and 8.30pm. Find out more

A free evening of Remembrance-themed poetry, as part of Derby Poetry Festival, will be held on Tuesday November 7th between 7pm and 8pm with readings by local performers and the opportunity for audience members to read a poem of their choice. Find out more

Families are invited to a free Messy Cathedral event on Sunday October 15th between 2pm and 4pm with stories, prayer, crafts, songs and sharing of food. Find out more

Evensong under the Moon will be held every Thursday at 5.30pm.

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