Bournemouth

28 – 30 June

Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon Times

Friday:  Midday – Midnight
Saturday: 9.00am – Midnight
Sunday: 9.00am – Midnight

Under the Moon programme

Friday 28th June

12pm – 12am
Earth Module Matilda Skelton-Mace 

This Then is the Moon George Roberts 

11:15pm
Call of the Wild Ra Zamora

12am
Site closes (last entry 11:30pm)

Saturday 29th June

9:30am – 12am
Earth Module Matilda Skelton-Mace

This Then is the Moon George Roberts 

2:30pm
A Small Dream R+D Studio 

5pm
Celestial Bodies Laura Reid 

7pm
Celestial Bodies Laura Reid

8pm
Celestial Bodies Laura Reid 

9pm – 11pm
Silent Disco

11:15pm
Call of the Wild Ra Zamora 

12am
Site Closes (last entry 11:30pm)

Sunday 30th June

9.30am – 12am
Earth Module Matilda Skelton-Mace

This Then is the Moon George Roberts 

10am – 11am
Park Yoga Under the Moon

4.15pm
Pledge Carrie Mason 

11.15pm
Call of the Wild Ra Zamora 

12am
Site closes (last entry 11:30pm)

Sherborne

5 – 7 July

Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon Times

Friday:  Midday – Midnight
Saturday: Midday – Midnight
Sunday: Midday – Midnight

Under the Moon programme

Friday 5th July

12pm – 12am
A Small Dream R+D Studio

Earth Module Matilda Skelton-Mace

This Then is the Moon George Roberts

5.30pm
Call of the Wild Ra Zamora 

11.30pm
Call of the Wild Ra Zamora 

12am
Abbey closes (last entry 11:30pm)

Saturday 6th July

12pm – 1pm
A Small Dream R+D Studio

Earth Module Matilda Skelton-Mace

This Then is the Moon George Roberts 

2pm – 4pm
Abbey closed

5pm – 12am

A Small Dream R+D Studio

Earth Module Matilda Skelton-Mace

This Then is the Moon George Roberts 

5.30pm
Call of the Wild Ra Zamora 

7.30pm – 9:30pm
Sherborne Abbey Choir summer concert

11.30pm
Call of the Wild Ra Zamora 

12am
Abbey closes (last entry 11:30pm)

Sunday 7th July

12pm – 12am
A Small Dream R+D Studio

Earth Module Matilda Skelton-Mace 

This Then is the Moon George Roberts

2pm
Wind and Unwind Helen Ottaway 

3pm
Keith Wright in conversation with Niki McCretton

5.30pm
Call of the Wild Ra Zamora 

7.30pm
Wind and Unwind Helen Ottaway 

11.30pm
Call of the Wild Ra Zamora 

12am
Abbey closes (last entry 11:30pm)

Weymouth

12 July – 14 July

Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon Times

Friday:  Midday – Midnight (site closes at 8pm reopens at 9:30pm)
Saturday: Midday – Midnight
Sunday: Midday – Midnight

Under the Moon programme

Friday 12th July

12pm – 12am
Earth Module Matilda Skelton-Mace

This Then is the Moon George Roberts

8:30pm-9pm Nothe Fort closes

10pm
A Small Dream R+D Studio

11.15pm
Call of the Wild Ra Zamora

12am
Nothe Fort closes (last entry 11:30pm)

Saturday 13th July

12pm – 12am

Earth Module Matilda Skelton-Mace

This Then is the Moon George Roberts

2pm
Celestial Bodies Laura Reid

4pm
Celestial Bodies Laura Reid

6pm
Celestial Bodies Laura Reid

9pm – 11pm
Silent Disco

11.15pm
Call of the Wild Ra Zamora

12am
Nothe Fort closes (last entry 11:30pm)

Sunday 14th July

12pm – 12am

Earth Module Matilda Skelton-Mace

This Then is the Moon George Roberts

4.15pm
Pledge Carrie Mason

11.15pm
Call of the Wild Ra Zamora

12am
Nothe Fort closes (last entry 11:30pm)

Artists

Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram

Bournemouth, Sherborne, Weymouth.

Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon is an astounding seven metre diameter spherical sculpture and 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. This incredible installation is a fusion of large-scale NASA lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound audio created by Ivor Novello Award and BAFTA-winning composer Dan Jones. See more here.

A Small Dream by R+D Studio with Hemabharathy Palani

Bournemouth, Sherborne, Weymouth.

The story of a tiny Indian robot bound for the moon. Each show will be different and each will work alone, but by viewing all three, audiences will be able to track the developing story of the robot on her perilous 400,000-kilometre journey from the Earth to the moon. Lost in space the lone traveller confronts her own dreams and upon landing a new reality. A Small Dream is inspired by India’s real lunar ambitions and the rover they have created and identified as female. It combines outdoor theatre, dance and projection.

New work created for Under the Moon

In early 2019, over 50 artists and producers from Dorset and further afield applied to be part of The Arts Development Company’s Culture+ Outdoor Arts Development Course. A series of workshops, led by professional producers from Activate (producers of Inside Out Dorset), b-side and Bournemouth Arts by the Sea, gave an introduction to producing outdoor arts events from initial idea to developing work to be site specific and responsive. 

During the final session some of the participants pitched to be part of Dorset Moon, and five of the seven original pieces presented ‘Under the Moon’ are the result.  Each piece complements Luke Jerram’s central artwork and celebrates all things lunar – from the first moon landings to the moon’s effect on the landscape, wildlife, and our health and well-being. We hope you enjoy them!

Call of the Wild by Ra Zamora

Bournemouth, Sherborne, Weymouth.

Call of the Wild is a sound installation inspired by the wolf’s howl. Ra Zamora intends to create a primordial experience to transport people to the wild corners of their psyche, whilst feeling the lifeforce and restorative effect of the male and female wolves howling alone and then merging together.

Celestial Bodies by Laura Reid

Bournemouth, Weymouth.

Celestial Bodies is a soundtrack for the Dorset Moon. Transmitted by silent disco headsets, the listener is taken on a sonic journey moving through ethereal soundscapes, words and beats.

Pledge by Carrie Mason

Bournemouth, Weymouth.

A short performance of collective drawing made by audience participation, Pledge is inspired by Neil Armstrong’s iconic words. Whilst artist wearing hobnail boots, the artist takes repetitive small steps to crush Dorset lump charcoal into fine dust then  pledges to reduce their carbon footprint before taking a giant leap onto an adjacent canvas – and inviting the audience to follow suit. The total performance lasts one hour 57 minutes; the duration of the first moonwalk.

Earth Module by Matilda Skelton-Mace

Bournemouth, Sherborne, Weymouth.

Tucked away, to one side, is a very ordinary looking tent. The door is unzipped and a strange glow is emanating from inside… You duck underneath the edge of whatever it is inside, look up, and see…

Earth Module is a multi-faceted dome structure with room for one or two people that uses infinity mirror effects and subtle, organic lighting patterns to evoke the night sky. Contained within a tent so it can’t be seen until you enter, its form is inspired by the interior of the Apollo 11 lunar module. 

This Then Is the Moon by George Roberts

Bournemouth, Sherborne, Weymouth.

Mounted on a steel plinth a battered VR headset inspired by Eugene Cernan’s Apollo 17 helmet – the last to view to view the Moon – houses a 150-second immersive digital experience that chronicles our ever-changing relationship with space. This Then Is the Moon is made in collaboration with visual artist Natasha Salkeld and milliner Immy Howard.

Wind and Unwind by Helen Ottaway

Sherborne.

A new work for musical box and voice by Helen Ottaway, performed by the composer and Melanie Pappenheim. Wind and Unwind is part of a new requiem Helen is writing in memory of her mother who died in 2017. Working with themes of absence and the movement of the tides, drawing on the traditions of English folk song and liturgical music and collaborating with singer Melanie Pappenheim she will unwind a ribbon of sound and movement, a homage to the moon in the beautiful setting of Sherborne Abbey.

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