PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

MOON TRAIL

An exciting and wonderful trail of light installations and artworks located all around the park. You will start your journey at the playground before taking in a river view and embarking on a wander through the woods. The trail will lead you through the Victorian street stopping to admire the grand hall before moving into the bandstand garden and onwards to a very special finale site!

Look out for Celestial Soundcloud by Pif Paf high in the trees, shimmering lights across the main field and our very own Stars Come Out at Night installation will feature a special performance in the bandstand garden!

Listen out for the moon landings on the way and take the opportunity to make new moon wishes by the reflections pool. See your face fly its way up onto the Lightweight globe by Impossible and experience the wonder of the fire garden.

Lots more announcements and a full programme to download coming soon!

MOON MAGIC COMMISSIONS

As well as bringing the very best artworks from around the UK we are working with artists to create brand new artworks. Taking the park as their inspiration artists will create something special just for us!

Stuart Langley will transform The Aviary with KALEIDOSCOPE a beautiful installation celebrating the migration journey of butterflies, bringing this familiar landmark back to life. Light Up North, expert creators of neon text will be taking the recording of the moon landing as their inspiration for a series of new text panels for a special new installation.

There are plenty more to come too! We are working with the brilliant Navigator North on our emerging artist programme to support two Teesside based artists to present new works inspired by moon magic and folklore. Still time to apply, more info here 

UNDER A MOONLIT SKY

The trail will culminate with visitors entering a magical tree-lined clearing featuring Museum of the Moon by 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.

Under the moon we invite you to stay a while, soak up the atmosphere, enjoy live music, take part in arts workshops and settle down for tales around the campfire, hot chocolate and marshmallows in hand.

 

Live music presented by Tees Music Alliance will provide the perfect backdrop and you can keep warm by the fire with delicious street food and a mug of mulled wine or spiced cider!

Look out for the full programme coming soon!

Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram. Greenwich & Docklands Festival, UK, 2017. Photo by @edsimmons_ @visitgreenwich