Gaia, 2020. Photo (c) GDIF Southall (2).JPG LR

Experience Exciting Programme of Events Against Stunning Backdrop of World-Famous Earth Artwork

Gaia created from NASA imagery comes to Reading this summer and an exciting programme of events has just been announced.

With something for everyone taking place alongside the striking sculpture in the Town Hall Concert Hall including:

On Saturday 17 June the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are hosting free family Junk Instrument making sessions 10.30am-12.30pm booking essential, families are then invited along to the Junk Samba Band session and to join the Reading Climate Festival's Parade through Reading Town Centre at 3.30pm – places in the parade can be booked here.

Gaia forms part of Reading Climate Festival which runs from Saturday 10 June to Wednesday 21 June, with in-person and online events and activities planned across Reading. Residents are encouraged to find a session that inspires them to take positive action on climate change. Events include Exploring Reading’s Kennet Meadows, Climate Anxiety Workshop, Green Park Wind Turbine Tours and more. Check out the full schedule of Climate Festival events where new sessions continue to be added.

Booking is essential for all Gaia Town Hall and Reading Climate Festival events, find out more and book at What’s on Reading.

Luke Jerram's replica artwork of planet Earth comes to Reading Town Hall from Saturday 10 June to Sunday 18 June. The seven-metre diameter installation is 1.8 million times smaller than the real Earth. A specially made surround sound composition by BAFTA award-winning composer Dan Jones will be played alongside the striking sculpture, giving visitors a complete immersive and thought-provoking experience.

Book to see Gaia during public opening hours, £2 for adults under 14s accompanied by an adult free. Additional relaxed sessions with low lighting and low sound now available and twilight booking slots. Find out more Luke Jerram’s Gaia | What's On Reading (

Gaia has been brought to the town by Reading Borough Council, Reading Climate Change Partnership (RCCP), Reading Business Improvement District (part of REDA) and University of Reading.