DN Festival of Light
A week long programme of events
taking place at Doncaster Minster.
16th- 24th November 2018

The Museum of the Moon

The Moon will be at Doncaster Minster, launching at Light Night on the 16th, in place for the various events, as well as open drop in sessions throughout the week. Times will be confirmed soon.

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi 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 Moon will be at Doncaster Minster, launching at Light Night on the 16th, in place for the various events, as well as open drop in sessions throughout the week.

To book tickets to see the Museum of the Moon on Light Night Click Here.

Along side the events there will be free open sessions to visit the Museum of the Moon throughout the week at the following times:

Saturday 17th November- 10am- 3pm

Sunday 18th November- 12.30-4pm, 6pm-8pm

Monday 19th November- 10am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-8pm

Wednesday 21st November- 10am-12pm, 2.30pm-5.30pm

Thursday 22nd November- 12pm-8pm

Friday 23rd November- 10am-1pm, 3pm-8pm

Saturday 24th November- 10am-3.30pm

Free Event!

Right Up Our Street are a producing a very special event with interactive light works and performances illuminating the Minster and the grounds. We invite everyone to come and enjoy this evening of fun. Alongside this we will have a variety of international street food!

Travelling Light Circus- Pendulum Wave Machine
5pm- 9pm Minster Grounds

Twenty steel balls seem to float, like baubles of mercury, before being set in motion to become a harmonious wave of dreamy beauty as the silver spheres fall mysteriously into line, then dissolve into chaos.
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Output Arts- Storm Coming
5pm-9pm Minster Grounds
An audio visual installation using light cubes synchronised to a recording of a passing storm. The lights respond to each nuance – gently flickering with the approaching rain, flashing with each crash and boom.
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Frolicked Theatre- Nott
A moon-carrying, fortune-telling, night-time goddess chaperoned by a pair of enchanted companions...

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Pif Paf- Celestial Sound Cloud
5pm- 9pm Minster Grounds

The Celestial Sound Cloud - a beautiful digital sound and light installation hung above the audience, creating a space to discover a galaxy of voice and illumination.
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Peter Johnson- The Shipping Forecast
5pm-9pm Minster Grounds

Wander through the blue/green meadow of tall swaying stems capped by LED lights which fade from green to blue as the wind speed increases.
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Moon Whispers
Local poet Ian Parks has worked with voices across Doncaster and the borough to create a spoken word poetic response to the Moon. Pick up a headset on arrival to the Minster and listen whilst visiting Museum of the Moon.
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                                       FESTIVAL OF LIGHT-  EVENTS

Saturday 17th November

Pop up cinema under the Moon

We will be screening two space related films under the moon in Doncaster Minster, sit back in a deck chair, snuggle up in a blanket and enjoy this special event
Both films are subtitled.

4pm- ET

7.30pm Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Tickets £3, book tickets here

Wednesday 21st November

Under the Same Moon Choir event

A range of Doncaster choirs come together to celebrate music, the moon and the international themes that bring us together as people.


Free- but ticket required- book here!