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Museum of the Moon – Launch Night

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Museum of the Moon – Launch Night

The public’s first chance to see the centrepiece of this year’s Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon is an internally-lit spherical sculpture; the installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello-award winning composer Dan Jones.

Launch Night is on the 4th of October, and is the public’s first chance to see the amazing installation up close in the beautiful surrounds of Parr Hall. Book your free tickets for a 30 minute slot to experience the Museum of the Moon, between 6pm and 10:30pm.

 

Light Night

Museum of the Moon is not the only thing to enjoy on the 4th of October, as Launch Night in Parr Hall will coincide with Light Night in Queen’s Garden. For one night only Warrington’s Cultural Quarter will be transformed into a hub for fully-accessible contemporary art for all the family. Interactive sound and light installations and live performances will bring Palmyra Square to life with a diverse programme of immersive visual and performing contemporary art paired with a quality food and drink offer, ensuring families are kept entertained for the whole evening.

Look out for the following aspects of Light Night:

  • Illumaphonium, a huge ‘hands-on’ multi-player musical instrument designed for large public places;
  • Squidsoup, a group of artists who create digital and interactive media experiences;
  • 2Faced Dance Company, performing ‘Moon’, a spectacular production featuring aerial hoop and breath-taking dance;
  • Actors bringing the space to life;
  • And quality food and drink from local vendors.

Plus, as part of this celebration of art in Warrington, the Museum and Art Gallery will stay open until 8pm – a perfect chance to come and see two brilliant WCAF exhibitions alongside our permanent collections, plus live music in the gallery!

WCAF19 Open exhibition

Now in its ninth year, the Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival Open exhibition celebrates the talents of local and regional contemporary artists. Voting will be open to the public from this date!

Marie Jones: Let’s Get Stuck in Traffic!

A vivid 15m knitted landscape sets the scene for contemplation on the aspirations we choose in life, how much is dictated by our own decisions and how much is influenced by those around us.

Image © Carolyn Eaton

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