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One small step to lunar landscape at Wolverhampton church

By James Vukmirovic | Wolverhampton | Wolverhampton entertainment | Published:

A Wolverhampton church is welcoming the public to take one small step onto a lunar landscape.

The Reverend David Wright and Curate Abbie Walsh with the Moon surface artwork at St Peter's Church in Wolverhampton

St Peter’s Church has joined three other churches in the Diocese of Lichfield in hosting an art installation with a space-age theme.

“One Small Step” was a large art installation hosted by Lichfield Cathedral in 2019 which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Following the success of the installation at Lichfield, the decision was made to send parts of the installation to churches around the diocese.

Rev. David Wright, Rector of St Peter’s, explained how the church was chosen as one of the four in the diocese.

He said: “They were looking for churches in the four corners of the diocese that were open during the day, accessible and welcoming and that could accommodate a piece of the moon floor, so that’s how we came to have it.

“People coming in can expect to be able to walk on the moon, lie on the moon surface, roll around on, anyway that helps them to reflect on the grandeur of creation.”

Alongside the art installation, there will also be chances to participate in free artistic workshops, such as dance, creative writing, music and art.

One of the activities will be called “Zoom to the moon!”, an interactive musical journey to the moon featuring classical music for toddlers and their grown-ups.

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Rev. Abbie Walsh, Curate of St Peter’s, said the installation would benefit both people using the church and the church itself.

She said: “I think it’s an opportunity for people to reflect on our place in the universe, and where God fits into that.

“It’s also good for us to use our building as a gift for the local community to provide something for free that people can come and enjoy.”

“One Small Step” will be at St Peter’s Church, Lich Gates, Wolverhampton until Monday, March 16, running from 10am to 2pm each day.

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“Zoom to the moon” takes place on Saturday, March 7 at 10.30am and 12.30pm at the church.

To find out more about “One Small Step”, go to lichfield-cathedral.org/what-s-on/one-small-step-tour

To find out more about “Zoom to the moon” and to book tickets, go to bopera.co.uk

James Vukmirovic

By James Vukmirovic
Community Reporter - @jamesvukmirovic

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, helping under-represented communities to find a voice in Wolverhampton. Contact me at james.vukmirovic@expressandstar.co.uk.

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