Dorset Moon, the summer season spectacle starring installation artist Luke Jerram’s renowned Museum of the Moon, which opens on Friday 26 June has been forced to head inside  to St. Peter’s Church.

By using the poplar trees to hang the Moon there are strict wind speed limitations. With the forecast being for a hot and breezy weekend this decision has been made in order to preserve the trees in Central Gardens, for public safety and to ensure everyone can still see the Moon over the whole weekend. The decision was made to move the monumental, seven-metre diameter moon sculpture, indoors to St. Peter’s Church, Hinton Road, Bournemouth BH1 2EE rather than lose the amazing opportunity to see an iconic work of art and the planned supporting programme. Some minor changes have been made to the programme which is online at www.dorsetmoon.com.

 To celebrate fifty years since the first moon landing Dorset Moon is happening in three locations across Dorset chosen to encapsulate the county’s distinctive blend of coastal, rural and urban.

“This is a wonderful event and Dorset Moon is proud to be playing a part in marking one of the landmark moments in the development of mankind, but public safety has to be of paramount importance,” says Dorset Moon producer Dom Kippin “Moving the spectacle indoors means the show can still go on with the audience and the artwork and audiences safe”

 After Bournemouth it is heading to Sherborne Abbey (5-7 July) and the Nothe Fort at Weymouth (12-14 July

 Dorset Moon will also host Under the Moon, a series of performances and installations many of which are new commissions for Dorset Moon.

All Dorset Moon events are free. Find out more by visiting the Dorset Moon website.


Dorset Moon is brought to you by Dorset’s arts festivals Inside Out Dorset (Activate), b-side and Bournemouth Arts by the Sea and are curating the exciting free events you will experience at each location.


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