Spinning around to surround sound

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THE soaring roof of Cratloe timber holding up St Mary’s Cathedral will cap Luke Jerram’s stunning installation of the Earth from March 15 for a week.

This touring artwork ‘Gaia’ provides the opportunity to see our planet floating in three dimensions. It aims to create a sense of the ‘overview effect’, which was first described by author Frank White in 1987.

The slowly turning sculpture is presented with a specially made surround-sound composition by BAFTA award winning Dan Jones. The globe also acts as a venue for related events to take place beneath the Earth.

“In association with Limerick City and County Council and the St Patrick’s Day Festival, we are delighted to welcome The Earth, a touring art work,” the Cathedral tells us. “Our regular admission fee will be reduced to €1 for the duration of the installation” and kids go free.

Exhibition hours are 10am to 5pm, Monday 16 to Saturday 21 of March; shortening to 1.30pm to 5pm on Sundays 15 and 22.

All religious services as usual.