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 Of Earth and Sky 

Gloucester: 2020

Of Earth and Sky, is a large-scale poetry installation by Luke Jerram, taking place across Gloucester from Mon 24 August – Sun 1 November 2020. The poetry, created by Gloucestershire residents has been installed as a sculpture trail in 31 parks and public places across the city for people to discover and interact with.

The text and poetry for Of Earth and Sky has been created by the Gloucestershire community through a major call out and workshops. With over 80 submissions from across the county, the final poetry has been curated by local poet JPDL and artist Luke Jerram. With excerpts of the poems installed across Gloucester, the full poems are posted on this website.

Walking Route

Here is a MAP of a walking route takes in 10 city centre locations. Printed versions of this document will also be available at:

  • Gloucester Bus Station
  • Gloucester Train Station
  • Llanthony Secunda Priory

The map has a full list of all 31 locations with space to fill in the words as you find them all and complete the exhibition.

Cycle Routes

There are two shorter cycle routes and a longer one that takes in all the locations

  • 6 mile circular route that starts and finishes at the Cathedral and visits the sites in the docks, Hempsted , Tuffley and city centre.
  • 10 mile circular route starting and finishing at the Cathedral.  It takes in the sites on the eastern side of Gloucester.
  • 25 mile route that takes in all of the sites. 

The routes use as many cycle-friendly routes and as much cycling infrastructure as possible.

Of Earth and Sky is commissioned by the Gloucester Culture Trust in partnership with the City Council and Gloucester Cathedral and Strike A Light, in association with Gloucester Quays.

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