10 of the best moon-landing anniversary events in the UK

The 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing, on 20 July 1969, is being celebrated globally but giant leaps aren’t necessary for these ‘missions’ in the UK

Seven metres in diameter, artist Luke Jerram’s spherical, internally lit lunar sculpture features detailed imagery of the moon’s surface from Nasa – each centimetre of the artwork representing about 5km of the moon. It was inspired by Bristolian Jerram noticing the huge tidal variation as he cycled over the Avon Cut each day. Accompanying the touring artwork is a surround-sound composition by Dan Jones (who has worked on musical scores for theatre, film and TV, including David Attenborough’s The Life of Mammals). Several moons are simultaneously touring the UK (including Dorchester, Armagh, Birmingham, Wakefield, Warrington and Derby), and beyond, installed at indoor and outdoor sites until the end of the year, with most venues organising an events programme alongside.
Various dates and venues, free, my-moon.org

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