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Visitors can see a giant replica of the planet Earth at St Wulfram’s Church, in Grantham, this weekend.

The stunning art work Gaia by renowned artist Luke Jerram is the star attraction of The Metanoia Climate Festival running from today (Friday) until Sunday, October 3.

Measuring seven metres in diameter, Gaia features detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface, and gives visitors the opportunity to see our planet in three dimensions.

UK artist Luke Jerram's renowned Gaia installation (51766389)
UK artist Luke Jerram's renowned Gaia installation (51766389)

The festival is hosting educational exhibits, music, a market place, repair workshop and practical ideas and guidance for those wanting to make changes in their own lifestyles.

Father Stuart Cradduck, rector of St Wulfram’s, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be welcoming people back for large scale events. We couldn’t think of a better way to focus our attention on the fragile world we live on than through the stunning art of Luke Jerram’s Gaia.

“Alongside this magnificent centre piece we are delighted to welcome local charities and community groups that make a real difference to our local environment. We hope that we will all be challenged to think how we can change little things in our lives that will make a big difference to our world.”

UK artist Luke Jerram's renowned Gaia installation (51766392)
UK artist Luke Jerram's renowned Gaia installation (51766392)

Many schoolchildren attended the exhibition today with hundreds more visitors expected over the weekend.

Tickets are free but booking is advisable. Visit www.stwulframs.org.uk

UK artist Luke Jerram's renowned Gaia installation (51766404)
UK artist Luke Jerram's renowned Gaia installation (51766404)
Youngsters from Dudley House School. (51813347)
Youngsters from Dudley House School. (51813347)
Pupils from the National School. (51813390)
Pupils from the National School. (51813390)
Harriet Scatchard. (51813388)
Harriet Scatchard. (51813388)
Gaia. (51813386)
Gaia. (51813386)
The Climate Festival, METANOIA. (51813381)
The Climate Festival, METANOIA. (51813381)
A close-up view of the Gaia installation. (51813379)
A close-up view of the Gaia installation. (51813379)
Children from My Nursery Grantham. (51813362)
Children from My Nursery Grantham. (51813362)
Mayor of Grantham Dean Ward has the world in his hand. (51813449)
Mayor of Grantham Dean Ward has the world in his hand. (51813449)
Priory Academy students. (51813349)
Priory Academy students. (51813349)
Youngsters from Dudley House School. (51813347)
Youngsters from Dudley House School. (51813347)
Anne Gayer of the local Green Party at the exhibition. (51813425)
Anne Gayer of the local Green Party at the exhibition. (51813425)
Tanya Walton at the exhition in St Wulfram's Church. (51813420)
Tanya Walton at the exhition in St Wulfram's Church. (51813420)
Children from Dudley House School. (51813418)
Children from Dudley House School. (51813418)
Claire Weir and Louise Hall at the exhibition. (51813407)
Claire Weir and Louise Hall at the exhibition. (51813407)


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