Gaia: The full programme

Luke Jerram’s Gaia is coming to Parr Hall from Sunday, 6 March, to Thursday, 10 March.

Measuring seven metres in diameter and created from 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface, the artwork provides the opportunity to see our planet slowly rotating in three dimensions.

Unlike the Moon, which we have been gazing at for millennia, the first time humankind got to see the Earth as a blue marble floating in space was in 1968 with NASA’s Apollo 8 mission.

Culture Warrington is delighted to present Gaia within the beautiful Parr Hall this spring bringing world class art and culture to our town.

The installation has been made possible thanks to the Welcome Back Fund with support from Warrington Borough Council and Warrington BID.

The Welcome Back Fund is money allocated to encourage the community to come back together safely as part of the UK’s recovery from the impact of Covid-19, and is funded through the European Regional Development Fund.

We want to ensure as many visitors as possible have the opportunity to see Gaia over the five-day event and have created a small programme for children, young people, families and adults of every age to enjoy.

Tickets for our public views are free but we ask you to make a small donation to support our charity which enables us to make events like this happen in Warrington.

Below is the full programme with information on how to visit or make a booking.

Full programme: 

Sunday, 6 March


FREE ticketed event: Entry every 30 mins with limited capacity to ensure a safe and magical experience for all (last entry 4.30pm). Click here to book.

INDEPENDENT STREET MARKET, Queens Gardens, 11am-4pm

Artisan market. The stalls will close at 4pm but street food, hot drinks and a full bar will continue until 10pm.

STRONGER TOGETHER, 6pm-6.45pm (doors at 5.45pm), adults £5, children and concessions £4

Professional dancers will be joined by students from Salford University and community dancers from across Warrington who will together perform underneath GAIA in a bespoke choreography that looks at our world, the impact we as humans have on our planet and the changes we must make together for the future. Choreographed by Stacey Atkinson, funded by Arts Council England. Tickets here.

GAIA, ​7:30-10pm

FREE ticketed event: Entry every 30 mins with limited capacity to ensure a safe and magical experience for all (last entry 9:30pm). Click here to book.

No ticket? No problem! If you miss out on tickets then come along and join our separate queue, we will monitor numbers and allow entry when we have space.

Monday 7th March


FREE non-ticketed viewing (last entry 9.30pm)

Tuesday, 8 March

GAIA DROP-IN SESSIONS, ​3pm-5.30pm: FREE non-ticketed viewing (last entry 5pm)

YOGA WORKSHOP, 6-7pm, £5 

The Yoga Space Warrington will present a one-hour yoga workshop themed around the Earth element (Bhumi in Sanskrit) beginning and ending with a grounding meditation: ‘Bhumi Gayatri’ (to Earth, the supporter of all). The class will be vinyasa flow style, incorporating pauses between transitions to focus on stability, rooting down and gaining a sense of where our bodies are in space. While vinyasa flow style yoga isn’t geared toward complete beginners, the class pace will be accessible and suitable for mixed abilities and experience, so beginners are welcome. ​Book here.


FREE non-ticketed viewing (last entry 9:30pm)

Wednesday, 9 March


FREE non-ticketed viewing (last entry 5:30pm)

DRAWING WORKSHOP, 7.30-9pm, £7

Join Warrington artist Cameron Brown in a drawing workshop under Gaia. This fun, relaxed workshop is suitable for all abilities aged 16+. Materials provided. Join the class here.

Thursday, 10 March


FREE non-ticketed viewing (last entry 9:30pm)


Where to park

Parking is available at the Pyramid Arts Centre car park and various streets surrounding Queens Gardens offer free parking in the day and evening.

Alternatively Golden Square and Time Square car parks are within easy walking distance:

Travel by train/bus

Parr Hall and Queens Gardens (Palmyra Square WA1 1JN)  are in walking distance of both Central and Bank Quay train and central bus stations.