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A giant, floating earth – Luke Jerram’s ‘Gaia’

🗓 13 October-1 November
See a huge replica of planet Earth floating in the middle of Gloucester Cathedral

🗓 13 October-1 November
📌 Gloucester Cathedral, GL1 2LX
🎟 Day Time Tickets FREE – entry by donation
💰 Evening Tickets £5 – all tickets need to be booked in advance


Sneak peeks

What to expect

Gloucester Cathedral and Ecclesiastical Insurance Group are delighted to announce that Gaia will take up residence in the cathedral nave between Tuesday 13 October and Sunday 1 November 2020. 

A touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram, Gaia measures seven metres in diameter and features detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface offering an extraordinary opportunity to see our home planet at scale.

A specially made surround sound composition by BAFTA award winning Composer Dan Jones is played alongside the sculpture. In Greek Mythology Gaia is the personification of the Earth.

This will be the second time that Luke has exhibited at the Cathedral following last year’s hugely popular Museum of the Moon which attracted over 70,000 visitors. Luke said: “It’s an honour to present my work in Gloucester Cathedral again and wonderful that we’ve been able to programme it to coincide with my the poetry installation ‘Of Earth and Sky’ whch will be installed across the city at the same time!”

Awesome people who are making this event possible 🙏🎉