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Dorset Moon – Sherborne Event Programme

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The next Dorset Moon touch-down is Nothe Fort, Weymouth 12 – 14 July – www.dorsetmoon.com for details



Sunday 7th July

12noon until midnight  – Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon

Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon is an astounding, illuminated, 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 sphere 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. 

Noon until 5.00pm
Blast Off!
FREE, fun, moon-related drop-in session for families
In partnership with The Paddock Project
Digby Memorial Hall, Sherborne, DT9 3NL
12noon until midnight
A Small Dream – R+D Studio
Film featuring Hema Palani (plays on a loop)
The story of a tiny Indian robot bound for the moon. A Small Dream is inspired by India’s real lunar ambitions and the rover they have created and identified as female. It combines dance and projection.

12noon until midnight
Earth Module – Matilda Skelton-Mace
Installation experience for 2 persons
Earth Module is a multi-faceted dome structure with room for 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 entry, its form is inspired by the interior of the Apollo 11 lunar module.

12noon until midnight
This Then Is The Moon – George Roberts
Individual VR headset experience
Mounted on a steel plinth a battered helmet inspired by Eugene Cernan’s Apollo 17 helmet – the last to view the Moon – which compliments a 150-second immersive digital VR headset experience that chronicles our ever-changing relationship with space. Made in collaboration with visual artist Natasha Salkeld and milliner Immy Howard.

Wind and Unwind – Helen Ottaway
A new composition for musical box and voice
Performed by the composer and Melanie Pappenheim. Part of a new requiem Helen is writing in memory of her departed Mother. 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, Helen will unwind a ribbon of sound and movement, in homage to the moon.

Keith Wright in Conversation with Niki McCretton
FREE. 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.

6.30pm until 8.00pm
Sherborne Abbey Evensong Service
Includes a presentation to the Abbey’s Director of Music, Mr. Paul Ellis
Wind and Unwind – Helen Ottaway
A new composition for musical box and voice
Details as above

Celestial Bodies – Laura Ried
A lunar journey heard through audio headsets, etherial soundscapes and piano blend in this new composition incorporating people’s reflections when asked about the moon.

Call of the Wild – Ra Zamora
Sound installation with accompanying poem

Sherborne Abbey closes (last entry 11.30pm)
Dorset Moon Ends

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