Organisers of Derby Festé have joined forces with Derby Cathedral to present a breathtaking touring attraction to the city in the run up to the city’s popular annual arts festival.
‘Museum of the Moon’ is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram, will be installed in the majestic Derby Cathedral and will be open to the public from 16th September 2019. The installation will take on new meaning as part of the spectacular Friday afternoon and evening launch of Derby Festé on Friday September 27.
Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.
The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones.
Marking the 50th anniversary this year of the Apollo 11 moon landings and coinciding with a new moon on the 28th, the installation is a key element of the Festé theme this year – ‘Space, Moon & Tides’.
Family-friendly Derby Festé has been a key feature in the Derby festivals calendar for the past 13 years.