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Gaia Events

Alongside Gaia at Chester Cathedral, you’re invited to join us at a series of special events taking place during the installation.

Gaia by Night
Experience Gaia in the darkened Cathedral, accompanied by the exclusive soundtrack. Open 7pm – 9pm.
Tickets £5 per person.  Children 5 and under FREE.
Tickets strictly limited.  Book early to avoid disappointment.
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Chester Theological Society Lecture – “Facing Gaia – Sketches of a Planetary Theology”
Tuesday 7 February | 7.30pm
Professor Peter Scott.
Samuel Ferguson Professor of Applied Theology and Director of the Lincoln Theological Institute, Department of Religions and Theology, University of Manchester.
At the University of Chester’s Hollybank House.
Admission on the door £3, students £1
Soft drinks, wine and refreshments

Sound Bath beneath Gaia
Friday 10 February | 7pm
Angela & Wayne Hassall will narrate, chant, and play sounds to vibrate with your body. This will relax, energise and refresh your body and mind. Lie down and get warm and snug as the sounds and vibrations wash over you. Bring wraps and cushions, cocoon yourself.
Tickets £8 – 12
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Family Yoga beneath Gaia
Saturdays 11, 18 and 25 February | 9.30am
Join us for family yoga sessions with experienced instructor, Dani. Each session is unique with themes around well-being, climate change and celebrating and protecting our planet. Not suitable for very young children, although attendance is at the discretion of parents.
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Science and Faith: Equipping Christian leaders for ministry in a scientific world
Wednesday 15 February | From 10am
No matter who we are, or where we come from, we are all impacted by science and faith, and the questions they raise.  We might have questions about the ethics of new discoveries and technologies, whether there is scientific ‘proof for God’, or why we feel such awe and wonder when watching nature documentaries.  In a 2018 survey, 30% of non-religious people and about 10% of Christians surveyed thought the church was ‘not compatible with science’ (World Vision/Barna).
So how do we respond to that?  Join us for this interactive workshop designed for Christian leaders – whether ordained, lay, or active and experienced members of a local church. Come and be equipped to engage with scientific issues in the day-to-day life of your ministry context. Brought to you by The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in partnership with Chester Cathedral.
Tickets £30
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The Space by Epiphany
Friday 17 February | Performances at 11am, 2pm and 7pm
Join us for an hour-long show performed by Epiphany ‘in the round’ beneath Gaia with musicians moving amongst the audience throughout the performance.
Performances at 11am, 2pm and 7pm
Tickets £8 per person.  Pre-booking essential.
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Gaia Mosaic Workshops
Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 February | 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
Come along and help our Artist in Residence, Aleta Doran, make a a mosaic inspired by Gaia.  This is a family activity suitable for ages 7+.
A free event.  Donations welcome.
Booking not required, simply come along.

Planet Poetry
Tuesday 21 February | 1.30pm
Gaia invites us to see the earth from a new perspective.  And poetry encourages us to find fresh words for what we see.  In this workshop we will bring the two together to write about our planet and how we treat it.
A free event.  Donations welcome.
Booking not required, simply come along.

What on Earth? – A Poetry Workshop
Saturday 25 February | 10am
In this workshop we will explore our poetic responses to the beautiful planet that is our home. Chester Cathedral’s hosting of the Gaia art installation offers the rare opportunity to be inspired by seeing how the Earth looks from space, as a part of God’s cherished Creation.
Tickets £15 per person
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Gaia Organ Recital – The Planets, Gustav Holst
Thursday 2 March | 1.10pm
Jonathan Scott performs Holst’s The Planets in a special organ recital to commemorate the installation of Gaia in Chester Cathedral.
Booking advised.
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Company Carpi Dance Theatre: When You Light a Candle, You Also Cast a Shadow
Thursday 2 March | Performances at 4pm, 6.30pm and 8pm
A hybrid dance theatre work created by choreographer Bettina Carpi and composer Gary Lloyd, featuring a specially commissioned poetry cycle by the Costa Award winner Mary Talbot. The piece is performed by a trio of dancers and a live string quintet drawn from the best orchestras in the North West.
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Further events will be taking place during the installation.  Sign-up for our E-newsletter here to be first to gain full details.


Photo © Gareth Jones & Culture Liverpool