Last month we reported that a spectacular rotating sculpture is coming from Earth to Cork after touring Hong Kong, Australia, Taiwan and the Natural History Museum in London.
As the Cork Midsummer Festival gears up to kick off on June 15, here’s where and when to watch this eerily beautiful installation.
As part of the Cork Midsummer Festival, Gaia comes to St Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh.
Named after Gaia, the personification of Earth in Greek mythology, this floating sculpture measures seven meters in diameter and features spectacularly high-resolution images of the Earth’s surface, provided by NASA.
Enchanting, thought-provoking and not to be missed, it will soar above the spectators in Cobh, offering the opportunity to see our planet closer to its true scale, alongside a specially created composition by BAFTA award-winning composer Dan Jones.
It can be viewed completely free of charge, can be seen from 15 to 26 June and can be visited during the opening hours:
Mon – Fri: 11am – 9pm
Sat: 11am – 5.30pm; 19:00 – 21:00
Sun: 2 – 7 p.m.
The Gaia display is part of the Cork Midsummer Festival’s packed program of 12 days of theatre, music and spectacle.
For many events, including poetry readings, music acts and theater performances, the dates are already sold out.
But there is still plenty to see with details of all the events available here.