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Museum of the Moon shines its light over Birkenhead

October 25, 2019

The moon is shining over Birkenhead.

Artist Luke Jerram’s enchanting Museum of the Moon installation is set to stay at Birkenhead Town Hall until November 15 as part of Wirral Borough of Culture celebrations.

It was last seen in Merseyside in 2018 when it was staged in Liverpool Cathedral.

And as on that occasion, a series of events from yoga and theatrical performances to concerts will take place around the moon during its stay.

Birkenhead Town Hall is a much more intimate space than the cathedral.

And with demand to see the moon expected to be great, people are being asked to book their free visits in advance to avoid disappointment.

Each centimetre of the 7metre diameter, internally lit inflatable sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface. The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones.

Wirral Council leader Cllr Pat Hackett said: “It’s an absolutely awe-inspiring, mesmerising spectacle.

“As someone said: ‘it’s one small step for man, one giant leap for…Birkenhead!’ This is part of our Wirral Borough of Culture year and there have been some fantastic events. It really puts Wirral on a bigger stage.

“Sometimes we’ve been accused of being the poor neighbour of Liverpool. Not any more.”

Museum of the Moon will be on display from 11am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday, October 25-26, Tuesday, October 29, and then Wednesdays to Saturdays from October 30 to November 15.

Book free entry tickets HERE

 

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