Gaia Exhibition - St Peter Mancroft

1st-31st October 2021

Make your event stand out by holding it beneath the inspirational Gaia artwork in our stunning medieval space.

  • Located in the heart of Norwich, the unique blend of historic building and inspirational GAIA artwork creates a unique backdrop guaranteed to give your guests a memorable experience.
    From small, intimate events to hosting a Covid-secure* capacity event, the possibilities are as endless as your imagination.
  • Music, singing, poetry, photography, art, discussions, dance, celebrations, networking, togetherness or simply a space to sit and dream.
  • Hold your special event in a venue that will create unforgettable memories. 
  • Don’t forget, we can also host a virtual event from any distance with our state-of-the-art virtual streaming capabilities. 


Gaia is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.  Measuring six metres in diameter and created from 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface the artwork provides the opportunity to see our planet, floating in three dimensions.

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. 

The artwork also acts as a mirror to major events in society. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Gaia may provide students with a new perspective of our place on the planet; a sense that societies of the Earth are all interconnected and that we have a responsibility toward one another.

A specially made surround sound composition by BAFTA award winning Composer Dan Jones is played alongside the sculpture.  

We’re excited to hear about your event, get started by contacting us at Chris Sanham, Head Verger headverger@stpetermancroft.org.uk

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*The safety, health and wellbeing of all staff and visitors is our top priority during the coronavirus pandemic and measures are in place to ensure you can visit in confidence.  Our policies are revised in line with government guidance.  Please do speak to us about what is possible and how your event can be safely managed.