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Extra Bury St Edmunds time slots added to see giant rotating Earth sculpture

More time slots have been added to see a giant rotating sculpture of planet Earth at a Bury St Edmunds venue.

It follows popular demand to see the artwork, Gaia, at The Apex from October 3 to 18.

Created by UK artist Luke Jerram the seven metre diameter, rotating artwork aims to provide an immersive experience for visitors creating a sense of the ‘overview effect’ as experienced by astronauts.

Gaia at W5 in Belfast in 2019
Gaia at W5 in Belfast in 2019

A specially created surround sound composition by BAFTA award-winning composer Dan Jones will be played alongside the sculpture.

Mr Jerram said: “I hope visitors to Gaia get to see the Earth as if from space; an incredibly beautiful and precious place.

"An ecosystem we urgently need to look after – our only home."

The sculpture’s name is derived from the Greek word Gaia meaning ‘earth’.

Gaia can be viewed at The Apex from October 3 to 18 between 10am and 4pm daily.

Although entry is free allowing access for all, as the venue has not been in a position to present a live concert since March, a donation of £3 per person is being recommended.

There is an option to make a larger donation to support The Apex, or donations can be waived and Gaia experienced for free.

To ensure social distancing, a limited number of people will be allowed to enter the auditorium at any given point and time slots will be limited to 25 minutes.

Visitors will be required to wear their own facemask in the auditorium and hand sanitiser stations will be available.

Pre-booking is essential either online at www.theapex.co.uk , by telephone on 01284 758000 or in person from The Apex.

For more information about Gaia visit www.my-earth.org .

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