Derbion is extremely proud to be a sponsor for the Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon event at Derby Cathedral from 12th October – 10th November 2023. 

Last seen in Derby as part of Festé 2019, Derby Cathedral welcomes the Moon back to delight and enthral audiences once again. 

Measuring seven metres in diameter, Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork featuring detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface.  At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface. The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and award winning composer Dan Jones. 

Exciting events will take place under the Moon as part of the programme, creating memorable experiences for all audiences. 

These events include:

Sinfonia Viva: Holst’s The Planets  

Wednesday 18th October, 19:00  

A spectacular night of music as Sinfonia Viva perform against the stunning backdrop of Museum of the Moon. The concert features members of Derby Cathedral Choir, and also music by Mozart and Richard Strauss. 

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Live Performance 

Friday 10th November, 19:30 

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s seminal album, we welcome local band Floyd in the Flesh to entertain. 

Evensong under the Moon 

Every Thursday, 17:30 

Relax and re-charge to the sound of Derby Cathedral’s adult choir.  A perfect way to end the working day. 

Mindfulness under the Moon 

Monday 16th October & Monday 6th November, 19:00-20:00 

Pam Sidhu returns with her mindfulness sessions to help ground and calm you. 

Think Positive! Techniques to make you happier 

Wednesday 25th October, 19:00-20:30 

Come along to learn some tips to re-align your thinking and create better outcomes. 

Remembrance Themed Poetry with Derby Poetry Festival 

Tuesday 7th November, 19:00-20:00 

Enjoy listening to poetry readings by local performers or come along to read a poem of your choice. All welcome. 

Messy Cathedral 

Sunday 15th October, 14:00-16:00 

Family church under the moon! Bring the children along to enjoy stories, prayer, crafts, songs and the sharing of food

Kids take-over with National Space Centre 

Wednesday 1st November, sessions from 10:00 

National Space Centre comes to Derby! Experience an interactive talk and fun moon-related learning workshops, delivered by Space Centre experts. 

Find out more here