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19th July 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 21st July 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Fifty years ago – man went to the moon. Dorchester will be celebrating this landmark in human history with a huge free outdoor event for the community. Over the weekend of July 19th to 21st July, Maumbury Rings will become Moonbury Rings with a three day festival for all ages featuring some great entertainment and lots of opportunities to join in. All overlooked by Luke Jerram’s spectacular Museum of The Moon – a 7 metre diameter moon sculpture that will overlook the Rings for the weekend.
Apollo – One Giant Leap! a cantata for 500 children’s voices and 13 musicians that will be performed on the Friday evening. The canata was written by local composer Geof Edge and will be conducted by Alasdair Malloy, one of the UK’s foremost percussionists and conductors. On Saturday Dorchester Town Council will hold their hugely popular annual outdoor cinema event – and of course this will be themed around space and the moon. Sunday sees a ‘Learn To Be An Astronaut’ science day where the whole family can come and learn about space, physics and astronomy in a fun and accessible way.