An Exploration of the many meanings of the moon: in myth, astrology, fantasy, science and space travel

Tuesday 15th May, 7.30 at the Village Hall Tintern

(Tintern Village Hall is opposite the Royal George Hotel. Parking at front and rear of hall - see map below)


John Clarke

NEXT MEETING 15th May 2018


Background. Along with other Tintern groups we were asked if we would make a contribution to the River Festival organised by the committee of the AONB, especially in relation to the Museum of the Moon Art Installation that is being mounted in the Abbey for a week. More detail of that artwork below. So I have devised an illustrated presentation which will seek to match the artwork in the Abbey with an exploration of the ways in which throughout the ages and in many different cultural traditions the Moon has been transformed under the human gaze. This raises many philosophical questions about our relationship to the natural world.

Cost:  You can obtain tickets for this event from the festival office on  for £6 which includes talk, introductory free drink and entry to the Museum of the Moon in Tintern Abbey after the talk at c.9.00 pm. Alternatively you can pay £2.20 at the Village Hall which includes talk and introductory free drink (wine or juice), and if you wish to see the  art installation you can pay £3.80 at the entrance to the Abbey.


The Museum of the Moon in Tintern Abbey is an acclaimed lunar art installation by international artist Luke Jerram. As night falls, a seven metre wide fusion of lunar imagery and moonlight, suspended high in the ruins of Tintern Abbey, will be illuminated, accompanied by a surround sound composition from BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones. Using imagery from NASA, each centimetre of the sculpture represents 5km of the moon's surface. It has already been exhibited in Britain and on the Continent, and over the coming years it is scheduled to be presented in art exhibitions, science, music and light festivals around the world.

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