Following the spectacular Museum of the Moon exhibition last year, Liverpool Cathedral will welcome ‘Gaia’ – a 23ft replica of Earth with detailed NASA imagery from 25 May to 23 June.

The installation, by renowned British artist Luke Jerram, will be complemented with a sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones.

The artwork forms part of the ‘Changing Tides’ creative programme, which also incorporates the free River Festival (1 & 2 June).  This year’s programme celebrates the port of Liverpool as an arrival and departure base for exemplary culture, music, food and wine from all over the earth.

Other highlights of the River Festival include ‘The Urchins’ – Sea Urchins will head to the waterfront in the form of hand-crocheted works of art make of fishing nets and measuring more than three meters high and nearly six meters wide.

Mann Island will be taking over by ‘Shipwreck: Receivers of the Wreck’ which will see a lone, broken ship acts a stage for a highly physical show featuring performances, aerial circus, dance and soundscapes to tell the tales of sailors, survivors, wreckers and rescuers.

The award-winning Bordeaux Wine Festival Liverpool also makes its return on 31st May – 2nd June.

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