Museum of the Moon, UK-wide
Seven metres in diameter, artist Luke Jerram’s spherical, internally lit lunar sculpture options detailed imagery of the moon’s floor from Nasa – every centimetre of the art work representing about 5km of the moon. It was impressed by Bristolian Jerram noticing the large tidal variation as he cycled over the Avon Lower every day. Accompanying the touring art work is a surround-sound composition by Dan Jones (who has labored on musical scores for theatre, movie and TV, together with David Attenborough’s The Lifetime of Mammals). A number of moons are concurrently touring the UK (together with Dorchester, Armagh, Birmingham, Wakefield, Warrington and Derby), and past, put in at indoor and out of doors websites till the tip of the 12 months, with most venues organising an occasions programme alongside.
• Numerous dates and venues, free, my-moon.org
Summer season in Southside, Birmingham
The streets of Birmingham’s Southside are set to be invaded by alien-themed performances and lunar-related installations. The town-centre occasion, near the Hippodrome theatre, will embody reside exhibits from audio-visual digital duo Addictive TV, bodily theatre group Ljud, aerial acrobats the Dream Engine, Motionhouse dance theatre firm, and avenue performers Thoughts the Hole. Artwork actions embody space-themed costume making and craft workshops with set designers, plus a silent disco, puppetry, early silent sci-fi screenings and different surprises.
• 13-14 July, Birmingham, free, birminghamhippodrome.com
Bluedot Pageant, Cheshire
Happening across the big Lovell Telescope…