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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.

The poetry and text will respond to the city, the climate emergency and the impact that Covid-19 has had on us all as individuals and on our view of the planet. We would like the words to be hopeful, embedding a sense of pride and ownership of the area. After an unprecedented period of lockdown and social distancing, it feels more important now than ever to have creativity in our lives.

Like several of Luke Jerram’s other projects, Of Earth and Sky creates an opportunity for people to express themselves, in order to create a large scale temporary public installation.

About Gloucester Culture Trust
We are a small charity with big ambitions for Gloucester.  We want to make culture a given, as part of a rewarding life.

Guided by a transformative, 10-year strategy, we are working with a huge range of partners to build an edgy, innovative, excellent, diverse and community-based cultural offer, with a strong focus on young people.

Across arts and heritage, we aim to bring cultural, economic and social benefits to our city and position Gloucester as a great place to live, work and play.

About Luke Jerram
Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary arts practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. Living Bristol, but born in Gloucestershire, Jerram has created a number of extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the world.

Last year, Luke worked with Strike a Light, to bring Museum of the Moon to Gloucester Cathedral. Over 70,000 people visited the artwork over a period of just 3 weeks.