Following the recent announcement by Gloucester Cathedral and Ecclesiastical Insurance Group that Luke Jerram’s Gaia will be taking up residence in the Cathedral Nave between 13 October and 1 November 2020, ticket information has now been released.
To allow for physical distancing and to keep everybody safe, numbers of people visiting Gaia will be restricted. Lorna Giles, Head of Visitor Experience said: “Everyone’s wellbeing is very important to us and by following government regulations and industry Covid-19 guidelines we have ensured the building is safe for people to visit. You can rest assured ‘We’re Good to Go” and “Covid Secure”.
To manage numbers, admission is by timed entry only and visitors must book a slot in advance. Please get your ticket early to avoid disappointment. A maximum of 6 tickets per individual applies.
Tickets will be available online from 9.30am on Monday 28 September.
Ticket time slots: Each time slot is an hour long, and the start time you select is the time you can join the queue. If you join the queue within 15 minutes of your start time, we guarantee that you will spend at least 30 minutes inside the Cathedral to experience Gaia.
The following ticketed time slots will be available:
Monday-Saturday: 10am, 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Sunday: 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Day tickets: There is no charge for tickets to see Gaia during the day, but we do ask that you make a donation upon entry.
On every Thursday and Friday, the following ticketed time slots will also be available: 7pm, 8pm, 9pm
Evening tickets: Evening tickets are £5.00 per person (there is no charge for under 3’s but they must still have a ticket to enter).
How to get a ticket: Online via www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk/events/gaia-at-gloucester-cathedral/ticketing-information/
If you do not have internet access, you can phone 01452 508210 between 9.30am-12.30pm on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 September.
The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester said: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Gloucester Cathedral to see Luke’s spectacular Gaia installation in the Nave. We were awestruck by the Moon last October and now we can’t wait to see the breathtaking beauty of the Earth. Everyone involved has worked incredibly hard to make Gaia a reality, giving us all something exciting to look forward to during this unprecedented time.”
Sponsored by Ecclesiastical, the installation will form a key part of the Cathedral’s Beacon of Hope campaign which aims to support the recovery of the city and county following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Gaia forms part of a programme of collaborative cultural activities which aim to help inspire local communities, promote wellbeing and stimulate economic growth. It will also complement the Cathedral’s work with the Diocese of Gloucester and other partners to address the climate crisis and promote environmental sustainability.
Chris Pitt, head of responsible business at Ecclesiastical, said: “We are really pleased to be able to sponsor the installation of Gaia as part of our commitment to the city of Gloucester and supporting the Cathedral’s Beacon of Hope campaign. I personally can’t wait to see this stunning exhibition from Luke Jerram displayed in the Cathedral. It’ll be a stunning addition to the city, and I am sure will attract visitors from far and wide.”
More information about Gaia can be found at: www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk