Art ex­hi­bi­tion is out of this world

Gi­ant model of the moon casts shadow over space­ship at Peter­bor­ough Cathe­dral

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - EVENT - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

There has been a full cathe­dral - and a full moon - in Peter­bor­ough af­ter an out-of-this world art ex­hi­bi­tion opened in the city.

The Mu­seum of the Moon was un­veilled at Peter­bor­ough Cathe­dral on Fri­day with a spec­tac­u­lar per­for­mance in the 900-year-old build­ing’s precincts.

The Mu­seum of the Moon, which has been put on by Vi­vac­ity, has seen a seven me­tre model of the Earth’s satelite hung from the ceil­ing in the Cathe­dral - cast­ing a shadow on the Soyuz space­craft which took Tim Peake to the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion, and back to Earth.

The ex­hi­bi­tion is the work of UK artist Luke Jer­ram, with the sur­face of the moon made up of im­ages from NASA.

On open­ing night, there was a per­for­mance of Sufi:Zen by Akademi in the Cathe­dral grounds.

Sheena Car­man, Vi­vac­ity Arts Pro­gramme Man­ager says: “Mu­seum of the Moon has wowed au­di­ences all over the world with its ap­pear­ance at fes­ti­vals across Europe, the USA and China, and at the Com­mon­wealth Games in Aus­tralia. We’re very ex­cited to be bring­ing this to Peter­bor­ough and present it in the beau­ti­ful set­ting of the Cathe­dral.”

The Mu­seum of the Moon runs un­til Sun­day (Oc­to­ber 14).

Dur­ing its time in the city, there will be a pro­gramme of sup­port­ing events in­clud­ing mu­sic un­der the moon by Zim­bab­wean Duo, Sis­ters in Mbira, a si­lent disco and spe­cial late night open­ings to ex­pe­ri­ence the full beauty of the moon af­ter dark.

For more in­for­ma­tion about events at the cathe­dral, visit www.peter­bor­ough-cathe­dral.org.uk

The moon casts a shadow over the Soyuz

Crowds gath­ered in the cathe­dral precincts to watch the show

There was a spec­tac­u­lar per­for­mance to wel­come the moon to the city

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