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July 5 @ 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm BST
From Friday 5 to Sunday 7 July at Sherborne Abbey from 12.00 noon to midnight Dorset Moon arrives in Sherborne. As three Dorset arts festivals join forces to present ‘Dorset Moon’ in response to the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing residents and visitors alike will be able to gather to look to the stars which illuminate the collective imagination. Dorset Moon is built around artist Luke Jerram’s monumental Museum of the Moon installation, seven-metres in diameter and created from high-definition NASA imagery of the moon’s surface. It is accompanied by audio composed by BAFTA winner Dan Jones and will be presented in each location with ‘Under the Moon’, a full supporting programme of events curated by Inside Out Dorset (produced by Activate), Arts by the Sea and b-side festivals. The other new commissions for Dorset Moon are all very different, cross discipline and from artists at varying stages of their careers, including Dorset-based Ra Zamora’s sound installation Call of the Wild; Laura Reid’s silent disco soundtrack Celestial Bodies; Matilda Skelton-Mace’s installation Earth Module in which infinity mirror effects and organic lighting patterns evoke the night sky and play with scale; This Then Is the Moon a 150-second immersive experience by George Roberts with Natasha Salkeld and Immy Howard; Wind and Unwind, Helen Ottaway’s ten-minute composition for musical box and voice; and Pledge, Carrie Mason’s short performance collective drawing. For more information and the full programme visit www.dorsetmoon.com