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The Earth ‘Gaia’ – artwork display

May 28 @ 13:00 - May 30 @ 22:00

An enlarged Earth replica floating artwork displayed in a forest with a crowded gathering

Organized as a part of the Wirral Borough of Culture 2024 programmed events, Birkenhead Park will feature the artwork “Gaia” created by the incredible UK artist Luke Jerram from May 28th to May 30th. The floating Planet Earth replica measures seven meters across its diameter and slowly rotates like our Earth, allowing everyone to enjoy the detailed view of the Earth’s surface based on the 120dpi NASA imagery.

Gaia in Greek Mythology translates to the personification of the Earth, connecting to Luke Jerram’s objectives of his artwork to gain a deeper connection with our Earth and realize how beautiful and irreplaceable our home is.

Gaia will be displayed just past the Grand Entrance, which is the northeast entrance of Birkenhead Park (the corner of Park Road North and Park Road East), warmly welcoming visitors with the remarkable art piece. Alongside Gaia, Birkenhead Park is excited to include community cultural events across the 3 day event, including local artists and community groups to participate within the awareness of our planet. Dance Around The Globe will start the event on Tuesday 28th of May, showcasing an array of dance talent and creativity from local dance schools and groups based in the Wirral. Love Your Earth Day is the second day of the event, Wednesday 29th of May. The second day of celebration welcomes Wirral environmental artists and community groups to the park to share sustainable art and address topics about the environment. The final day of celebration, Thursday 30th May is Wirral Sings, where Birkenhead Park invites Wirral singer/ songwriters to the stage to sing their hearts out. Finally as a special treat, on the second and third day of the event, a pedaled Stephenson’s rocket replica, accompanied with six pantomime horses will be touring the park across peak hours of the event.

The featured Gaia display presented in Birkenhead Park is a fantastic opportunity to view the Earth from new heights and to discover how magnificent and valuable our planet is.

Gaia viewing times:

  • Tuesday 28 May – 1pm to 10pm
  • Wednesday 29 May – 10am to 10pm
  • Thursday 30 May – 10am to 10pm (please note you will not be able to get under Gaia from 4pm)

Event program:

  • Tuesday 28 May – Dance Around the Globe
  • Wednesday 29 May – Love Your Earth Day +  People Powered Rocket
  • Thursday 30 May – Wirral Sings +  People Powered Rocket


For the full event program and more information, please visit Visit Wirral

This programme around Gaia is produced by outdoor arts organisation Walk the Plank 


May 28 @ 13:00
May 30 @ 22:00
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Birkenhead Park Grand Entrance
Grand Entrance, Birkenhead Park, Park Road North
Birkenhead, CH41 4HD United Kingdom
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