A beer under the moon at Bristol Cathedral

21st June 2021

Moon inspired worship, folk music, a capella choral music, a little known Haydn opera, Wallace and Gromit, Royal astrologists and beer and cheese … Bristol Cathedral has just announced its programme of events with Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon when it lands in August.

Bristol Cathedral announces an exciting programme of events.

The seven meter diameter installation featuring NASA imagery of the lunar surface will be installed in the crossing of the cathedral from 12 August until 30 August and will be free to visit during the day with donations going to support St Mungo’s, a charity working towards ending homelessness and rebuilding the lives of those affected by it.

The Very Revd Dr Mandy Ford, Dean of Bristol said:

“The Moon has held a place in the human imagination since the beginning of time and Luke Jerram’s installation invites us to share in the experience of wonder as we contemplate our nearest neighbour in space. This installation also invites us to play, to have fun, and to journey to the moon and beyond.”

Bristol Cathedral has just unveiled its exciting moon inspired programme of events with varying prices and tickets go on sale from 10am on Wednesday (23 June) and are limited – numbers will be reviewed in line with latest Government and Public Health guidance.

You can find out more about the ticketing here.

The programme includes a wide range of music evenings, worship, children’s events and science talks – as well as the opportunity to visit the moon at night.

The Museum of the Moon is is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning Bristol-based composer Dan Jones.

Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live art projects and he is known worldwide for his large scale public artworks.