DETAILS have been revealed about 'amazing' events lined up to accompany the renowned art exhibit Gaia , which will be on view in Birkenhead Park next week. 

Luke Jerram’s iconic ‘Gaia’ exhibition - a three-dimensional representation of our planet Earth  - is coming to Birkenhead Park from this Tuesday (May 28) to Thursday, May 30 as part of Wirral’s year as Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture 2024.

Gaia - measuring seven meters in diameter and featuring NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface - will be located by the park's Grand Entrance and will be open during the following times:

Tuesday (May 28) from 1pm to 10pm; Wednesday ( May 29) from 10am to 10pm and Thursday (May 30) 10am to 10pm (there will no access under Gaia from 4pm on Thursday).

To celebrate the exhibit coming to Wirral, world-renowned outdoor arts organisation Walk the Plank have created a brilliant programme of events for families to enjoy this half term.

Walk the Plank's senior producer, Bev Ayre said: "These three days are not to be missed this half term. It'll be a highlight of Wirral’s year as Borough of Culture".

The events are listed below:

  • Tuesday, May 28: Dance Around the Globe: Artists and community groups from across Wirral will be dancing around the globe, providing audiences with a chance to try out Yoga, Tai Chi and line dancing under the magnificent earth. Mersey Morris men will be shaking their hankies and jingling their bells at a special evening performance. Find out more here Gaia at Birkenhead Park: Dance Around the Globe
  • Wednesday, May 29: Love Your Earth Day: This day will be showcasing local community groups who are putting in the work to improve our environment. Come along and meet Scouse Flower House and Wirral Environmental Network, try your hand at willow weaving, learn about bee keeping, make a rocket from recycled plastic containers and help feed lettuce to a giant animatronic tortoise. Discover more here Gaia at Birkenhead Park: Love Your Earth Day
  • Thursday, May 30: Wirral Sings: It is billed as a 'showcase of Wirral’s musical talent', including a special appearance from TikTok star Michael Aldag. The evening will see a fire-lit concert take place featuring a second half “mini proms in the park” by Flat Pack Music. Bring a camping chair, picnic and settle down to hear some of the country's finest opera singers and local choirs give a concert like no other. All lit by fire under a magical Earth. For more details, click here: Gaia at Birkenhead Park: Wirral Sings.

A People-powered rocket is also promised.

On Wednesday and Thursday (May 29 and 30) May, Walk the Plank will be bringing their astonishing pedal powered train - an environmentally friendly take on George Stevenson's Rocket locomotive - to the park. Carrying six Victorian pantomime horses heading to New Brighton on their jolly holidays, there will definitely be some horsing about, so come down and get your friends and family involved!

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