Bournemouth

28 – 30 June

Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon Times

Friday: 9:00am – Midnight
Saturday: 9.00am – Midnight
Sunday: 9.00am – Midnight

Under the Moon programme

Friday 28th June

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12pm – 12am
This Then is the Moon George Roberts

1pm – 2pm
Bournemouth Jazz Week – Andy Quinn

2:30pm
Get to Know the Moon – Talk led by Richard Hesketh

11:15pm
Call of the Wild Ra Zamora

12am
St Peter’s Church closes (last entry 11:30pm)

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Saturday 29th June

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Midday – 12am
This Then is the Moon George Roberts

11:30am
Get to Know the Moon – Talk led by Richard Hesketh

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
St Peter’s Church closes (last entry 11:30pm)

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Sunday 30th June

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Midday – 12am
This Then is the Moon George Roberts

10am – 11am
Sung Eucharist

12:30pm – 2:30pm
Pledge Carrie Mason

3pm
Get to Know the Moon – Talk led by Richard Hesketh

4pm
Evensong

11.15pm
Call of the Wild Ra Zamora

12am
St Peter’s Church closes (last entry 11:30pm)

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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

9:45pm
Celestial Bodies Laura Reid

11.30pm
Call of the Wild Ra Zamora

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

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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

9:45pm
Celestial Bodies Laura Reid

11.30pm
Call of the Wild Ra Zamora

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

Find more events happening around Sherborne town here

Sherborne Abbey Services 

Friday:  8.30am Morning Prayer 9.00am Holy Communion
Saturday: 8.30am Morning Prayer 9.00am Holy Communion
Sunday: 8am Holy Communion 9.30am Parish Eucharist 6.30pm Sung Evensong

Saturday 6 July: 7:30pm Sherborne Abbey Choir Annual Summer Concert  

There are also plenty of events happening around Sherborne town throughout the weekend including free drop-in workshops Train like an Astronaut and more! Suitable for all ages.

See here for more details 

 

 

Weymouth

12 July – 14 July

Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon Times

Friday:  1pm – Midnight (site closes at 8pm reopens at 9:30pm)
Saturday: Midday – Midnight
Sunday: Midday – Midnight

**SPECIAL NOTICE** As Nothe Fort is outdoors high wind speeds can affect the installation so follow #DorsetMoon via Twitter or Instagram for any real time updates.

Under the Moon programme

Friday 12th July

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1pm – 12am
Earth Module Matilda Skelton-Mace

This Then is the Moon George Roberts

2pm
Get to Know the Moon – Talk led by Richard Hesketh

8pm-9:30pm Nothe Fort closes

9:30pm Nothe Fort re-opens

10pm
A Small Dream R+D Studio

11.15pm
Call of the Wild Ra Zamora

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

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Saturday 13th July

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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)

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Sunday 14th July

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12pm – 12am

Earth Module Matilda Skelton-Mace

This Then is the Moon George Roberts

4.17pm
Pledge Carrie Mason

11.15pm
Call of the Wild Ra Zamora

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

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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

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.

Talks Under the Moon

Get to Know the Moon

Bournemouth and Weymouth

Come along to this fun and informal talk with Richard Hesketh to find out all about our celestial neighbour. Learn about the moon’s phases, eclipses, moon landings, the ‘moon illusion’ and lots more moon facts!

Suitable for all ages.

In conversation with British NASA engineer Keith Wright

Sherborne

Former engineer Keith Wright, from Nottingham, worked for NASA during Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s historic Apollo 11 landing on 16 July 1969. He was employed by the de Havilland engine company to work on the Blue Streak rocket, ahead of moving to the US in 1967. Join us for this illuminating talk about Keith’s time working on the moon landing project, meeting Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin and how he managed to get a union jack on the moon…

Suitable for all ages.

Silent Disco

It’s time for some dancing in the moonlight! 

Join us and Shush Events for the ultimate moon party! Listen to top tunes and enjoy this amazing installation and choose your very own soundtrack under the moon. Click below to see what will be playing on each channel.

Channel 1

Nothe Fort only

Cheesy sing-a-long classics
DJ Slim
DJ Slim is the absolute Silent Disco master. Think of the cheesiest, most cringeworthy tune you’ve ever heard, then listen to him drop it at the right time and watch the crowd go crazy. He’ll have you singing along like nobody else can hear….which they can’t, as you’ll all have headphones on!!
 
Channel 2

Nothe Fort only

Dance Classics
Paddy Thorne and Stalker
These two have been friends for years, going back to DJing together at raves in the early 90’s. Legends in the local dance music scene, these two are guaranteed to drop some absolute storming dance tunes, and may even play some of their own remixes! Bring your best dancing shoes for these two.

 

Channel 3

Nothe Fort only

Drum & Bass/Jungle/Dubstep
Sam Murkydubz and Che Mac
These two have shared the stage with the likes of Dillinja, Randall and Goldie!
They have very different styles of DJing but will be dropping some killer basslines to make you rock out on a limb.
These two are going to be big…

 

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