Derby Festé 2019

27/09/2019 - 28/09/2019, Various performances throughout the day

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.

Friday 27th September

Event at Cathedral Green

4.30pm – Extraordinary Bodies – Splash!

6.30pm – One Moon – A human wave of connection

7pm & 9.30pm – Los Galindos – UduL (Ticketed event – buy them here)

Event in The Market Place

8.00pm – 9pm Close Act Theatre – Full Moon Parade

Event in Derby Cathedral

9.30am – 5pm & 6.30pm – 10.30pm – Museum of the Moon

Saturday 28th September

Events in the Market Place

11.30am & 2.30pm – Cie Barolosolo – ile O

12.45pm & 3.15pm – Test Beds – Extended Play

1.15pm & 4.15pm – Josh Arnott Dance – PULSE!

1.45pm & 4.30pm – Ockham’s Razor – Belly of the whale

Events in Cathedral Square

Helen Eastman Productions – Bicycle Boy

11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm

Events at the Waterfall

Fantabulosa – Tickertape Parade

12.15pm & 3.15pm

Events at Cathedral Green

1pm & 4pm – Extraordinary Bodies – Splash!

2pm & 5pm – Los Galindos – UduL (Ticketed event – buy them here)

Events on Cornmarket

11am, 1.15pm & 3.30pm – Dizzy O’Dare – Phileas Fogg

12.15pm, 2.30pm & 4.30pm – Artemis – Lion Fish

Events at Quad

Moon and Tide VR

11am – 4pm

Event in Derby Cathedral

9.30am – 5pm & 6.30pm – 10.30pm – Museum of the Moon

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