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The Moon


Lancaster Priory Church, Priory Close, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1YZ

Tel: 01524 65338

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The Moon

Luke Jerram's acclaimed Moon installation visits Lancaster Priory Church from November 1-20.  Measuring seven metres in diameter, The Moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon's surface.  The installation is complemented by a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello awardwinning composer, Dan Jones.

A programme of lunar themed events will also run while The Moon is on display.

Already well known for its music, Lancaster Priory will host even more concerts during November including Morecambe Brass Band(14th); the Blue Moon Band(15th) and Lancaster Singers(16th). 

Saturday Coffee Concerts continue on November 2, 9 and 16 featuring mother and son duo, Ian and Margaret Pattinson; Songs of Land and Sea by David Twizell and David Cookson; and Sandstone Ukelele Band.

Other musical events include singer songwriter Neil Campbell(7th); pianist William Thomson and the Priory Choral Scholars both on November 9.

Awardwinning writer Yvonne Battle-Felton leads a workshop on November 7 followed by an open mic storytelling session and there’s a moon-inspired poetry reading with Nigel Stewart on November 17.

There’s an opportunity to enjoy Dinner Under The Moon courtesy of the Global Village Cafe with musical accompaniment on November 6. Contact the Event Manager at concerts@lancasterpriory.org to book your place.

For visitors wishing to discover more about the moon and space, there are Lunar Lectures aplenty including a talk on November 2 which covers the Apollo moon landings and myths about the moon.

And for those who just want to relax under The Moon, yoga and tai chi sessions take place on Mondays.

Children’s events include science talks and demonstrations, Ipad art and opportunities to dress up as aliens, astronauts and superheroes for photographs under The Moon.

During times when specific events aren’t happening, The Moon will be complimented by surround sound created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello awardwinning composer, Dan Jones. Late night openings take place from Thursdays-Saturdays.

Throughout The Moon’s visit, Lancaster Priory will still be open for prayer and worship with many services making reference to the moon and stars.

On November 20 – The Moon’s last night - Liz Oakley-Brown, a senior lecturer at Lancaster University, will give a talk inspired by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and Luke Jerram’s installation, and teenage girls from Lancaster Priory Choir will sing Compline in darkness apart from the light of The Moon.

The Moon is free to view during Light Up Lancaster (November 1 & 2). From November 3-20, admission is £3 for adults and £1 for children. Special events are charged individually.

For updates on events and to book tickets, visit www.lancasterpriory.org

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Entry to The Moon is free during Light Up Lancaster on November 1 and 2.
Admission from November 3-20 is £3 adults, £1 children.
Special events will be charged separately.



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