About Dorset Moon

After stunning audiences all over the world Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon makes its Dorset debut in three stunning locations where a full programme of lunar-inspired events will create an experience that is out of this world.

Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary arts practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live artworks. Living in the UK, but working internationally, Jerram creates art projects which excite and inspire people around the world.

DORSET MOON will land in Bournemouth, Sherborne and Weymouth over three weekends: Friday 28 June – Sunday 14 July 2019.


See the full programme of events here.

DORSET MOON is commissioned by the Arts Development Company with funding from Arts Council England and the European Regional Development Fund.

It is produced by the Dorset Festivals Consortium: Inside Out Dorset (produced by Activate), b-side and Bournemouth Arts By the Sea.

Activate and Inside Out Dorset

Inside Out Dorset is recognised across Europe for producing high quality international outdoor arts and specialising in siting work in the landscape as well as in its more urban locations in the programme. Produced by Dorset-based Activate Performing Arts, the festival seeks out and commissions extraordinary events in extraordinary places, transforming some of the county’s most remarkable landscapes with exceptional experiences.
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Image of Inside Out Dorset Festival performance Photo credit: Eliott Franks

Photo credit: Eliott Franks

Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival

The Arts by the Sea festival is Bournemouth’s annual celebration of culture, bringing an intriguing, exciting and carnivalesque mix of the arts to Bournemouth’s unique and beautiful locations. Diverse music, art and dance, site-specific installations and large-scale spectaculars are all key to this festival.
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Image of Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival performance Photo credit: Scott Salt

Photo credit: Scott Salt


b-side is an internationally recognised and locally loved arts organisation, producing unique, innovative and pioneering projects that connect artists with people and place.
There is a b-side festival every two years on Portland bringing new, unique art to audiences from Dorset and beyond and sharing incredible stories about the Isle of Portland with the rest of the world.
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Image of b-side festival performance on Portland Photo credit: Paul Box

Photo credit: Paul Box

The Arts Development Company

The Arts Development Company is a social enterprise that delivers creative projects with cross-sector partners, lobbying and influencing policy and strategy in the arts and supporting and developing the cultural infrastructure.

Over the last three years, The Arts Development Company’s Culture+ Tourism strand has explored arts and culture as an economic driver for tourism in Dorset. Each Dorset Moon weekend offers an opportunity for the tourism sector to use this cultural event to attract greater footfall, longer stays, more spend and return visits, outside the high peak summer season.

If you are a Dorset based business and want to get involved visit our Business page to find out more.
Culture+ is a European Regional Development Fund and Arts Council England funded programme run by The Arts Development Company. It provides business support for the creative industry strand of the Dorset Growth Hub programme, which is led by WSX Enterprise .and supported by Dorset Council Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council and Dorset Local Enterprise.

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