From Saturday 10th June to Sunday 18th June
Venue: Reading Town Hall
Adults £2; accompanied children free
Sorry now sold out
Gaia, world famous Earth artwork, created from Nasa imagery, comes to Reading Town Hall
See artist Luke Jerram’s famous installation Gaia as part of Reading Climate Festival 2023. With surround sound composition by BAFTA award-winning composer, Dan Jones.
Measuring seven metres in diameter and suspended inside Reading’s historic Concert Hall, Gaia features high-resolution NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface.
Booking and more information here
Under 14s accompanied by an adult: Free
The installation creates a sense of the ‘Overview Effect,’ which was first described by author Frank White in 1987. Common features of this experience for astronauts are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.Gaia is a visual representation of the fragility and beauty of the earth. The piece is coming to the town as a call to action for Reading in taking steps to make our town net zero by 2030.
Alongside the installation visitors will be offered the opportunity to sign up to ‘small changes with big impact’ pledges and become part of a community of ‘game changers’ to help protect our planet. (sign up here) Gaia has been created in partnership with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Bluedot and the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres.
For more information on Reading Climate Festival and for more events please visit - Reading Climate Festival 2022 – Reading Climate Action Network (RCAN) (readingcan.org.uk)
Gaia Craft pack at Reading Museum
Celebrate your visit to the amazing Gaia Exhibition! Create some crafty mementoes, including a Gaia sun catcher and globe Cress Egg Heads, colouring and carbon footprint sheets. Your craft pack will be posted out to you in mid-May, prior to your visit to Gaia or you can collect from Tuesday May 16 in person from Reading Museum. All craft packs will contain recycled or biodegradable contents. You will need: colouring pens, glue, scissors and a finished boiled egg!
Families, £3 per pack (£2 postage). Sold out online but available in-person from the museum shop