Moon landing in Liverpool Cathedral in time for Tall Ships Regatta


Over the May Bank holiday period, a giant luminous lunar landscape installation will appear at Liverpool Cathedral. ‘Museum of the Moon’ is part of events around the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta

The 23ft sphere was created by renowned British artist Luke Jerram. Including a sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones, the artwork uses detailed NASA imagery to recreate the moon’s surface.

It forms part of the “Changing Tides” creative programme curated for the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta taking place on May 25-28. Dates and information about how to view the installation will be announced in the next few weeks.

Other programme highlights include a top secret, UK premiere from European digital artists Visual Skin, which will be revealed in the week leading up to the event.

Claire McColgan, director of Culture Liverpool, said: “The Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta in 2018 takes place between Liverpool, Dublin and Bordeaux and our creative programme aims to unite these port destinations.

“We will showcase the very best in local arts and culture alongside artists from around the globe through an exciting series of commissions, installations, sculptures, exhibitions and performances.”

The link with Dublin and Bordeaux is further reflected in the programme with the Albert Dock acting as a stage for Celtic animation and entertainment and Pier Head hosting French inspired jazz and circus as part of the world’s leading wine event Bordeaux Fete le Vin (The Bordeaux Wine Festival) visiting Europe for the first time.


Commissioned by Culture Liverpool and part-funded by Arts Council England, this exciting programme of international and local artworks, installations, music, dance and theatrical performances is part of the Liverpool 2018 programme, celebrating ten years since Liverpool’s reign as European Capital of Culture.


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