1-31 October 2021

Opening Times: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Thursday 10am-8pm

Free Entry

A unique chance to see our planet from a new perspective

Gaia is a 6m in diameter touring art installation created by Luke Jerram, depicting our planet using NASA imagery. Suspended 3 metres above our choir stalls, this unique artwork gives us the opportunity to experience the fragility of our planet in a new light.

Gaia aims to create a sense of the Overview Effect, first described by Frank White in 1987. Common features of the experience for astronauts are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment. 

Gaia at the Natural History Museum, 2018

Throughout Gaia's time with us in October, we will also be hosting a series of talks, presentations and discussions that will look at our planet and the climate crisis from the perspective of both science and faith.  These talks will be led by a large range of experts and speakers.  Full details on these events can be found on our Gaia events page.

You can keep up to date with all our events, and share your own photos and perspectives, via our Social Media accounts using the #GaiaAtMancroft and #EarthArtwork tag.