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Family Event, Tue 27 Aug 2019, free entry

Museum Of The Moon

Museum Of The Moon


Wakefield Council


Union Street,

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Fri 23 Aug - Sun 8 Sep 12 Moons
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Creative Day plays host to creative workshops against the backdrop of Luke Jerram's stunning artwork Museum of the Moon.

In Drawing Space, visual artist Helen Thomas leads people through large scale collaborative drawing and mark making.

Lunar Express from Story Trails takes children aged 3-7 years old on a lunar adventure. Little astronauts and their accompanying grown-up mission commanders are invited on a journey around the moon, marvelling at the wondrous moon views while floating in space, discovering all the new and marvellous things to be seen along the way, all from the comfort of a beautiful old rocket-train. The only things is, the ancient, space-bound vessel might be a little past its very best and anyone could be called on to get busy and do a little DIY fixing here and there. At the end of the 30-minute show, all moon explorers will be invited to create their very own moon-memento.
Sessions at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
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Zero Gravity Lunar Library - developed by One To One Development Trust - explores Wakefield in 1969, the same year as the Moon landing, through film and photographs as well as contemporary talking-head films exploring people's different relationships to the Moon. Float in the Lunar Library where readers from Wakefield Libraries have contributed reviews of the books they would take on a journey to the Moon. Walk on the Moon's surface and plant your own Wakefield flag in the Moon dust.

Zero Gravity Lunar Library has been developed with Wakefield's 12 libraries and the city's mobile library van as part of the Summer Reading Challenge.

Drawing Space, Lunar Express and Zero Gravity Lunar Library are Creative Challenge commissions.

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 27 Aug 2019 13:00 to 16:00


Free entry

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