Tour de Moon convoy of cosmic proportions arrives in Plymouth

A festival of cosmic proportions will make Plymouth its home for the evening as part of an epic tour of the country. Tower of Moon will arrive on June 8, providing a free platform for interactive celebrations.

On its journey across the country, the Tour de Moon convoy of sustainable vehicles and interactive experiences lands in Central Park and features performances by local stars DJ Prime and Toby G. The festivities will run from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Looking forward to this unique event, DJ Prime said, “I plan to bring as much energy as possible, bring myself, my unique ability to mix tracks and engage with the crowd, have fun just you. That’s what it’s about.

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He is delighted not only to perform at the festival, but also to represent the town of Plymouth, adding: “Bring your friends and family over and let’s have a great evening. If you’re here, I guess we’re just aiming for an explosion, right? »

The Lunar Convoy is a fully sustainable armada of vehicles, stopping in 13 cities across the UK, with huge floats and interactive elements starting with a large spinning moon that appears and disappears at night along with other interactive experiences and ultraviolet.

Expect cosmic transformations through live music and DJ sets, a nine-meter-long life-size replica of Archie The Squid that resides at the Natural History Museum, lectures, film screenings, a game inflatable designed with the help of NASA scientists, a nine-piece orchestra and a larger-than-life red telephone through which visitors can talk to the Moon.

The Tour de Lune convoy is just one part of a traveling festival of activities. The creator of Tour de Moon is Creative Director, Artist and Filmmaker, Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun of Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios. Nelly is the founder of the NASA International Space Orchestra and the tuition-free Underground University.

The Lunar Convoy is a fully sustainable armada of vehicles, stopping in 13 towns and cities across the UK, with huge floats and interactive elements

His large-scale projects have included collaborations with Noam Chomsky, Pussy Riot, Massive Attack and Kid Cudi to name a few. She is known for challenging domestic institutions through events, and has done so at the United Nations, NASA, and the International Astronautical Federation.

Nelly’s other directors at the Tour de Moon include Magid Magid, former Mayor of Sheffield and founder of the Union of Justice, Natasha Patterson, Head Coach of the Pedro Youth Club, Dr Franck Marchis, Chairman of the SETI Institute Exoplanets Group , Damian Bradfield, President of WeTransfer and Adam Teskey, Manufacturing Manager at The Vinyl Factory Plant.

Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun states: “Our main objective of Tour de Moon is to incite radical imagination, to support pluralistic thinking in order to offer alternative futures developed by and with young people. With this festival, we have decided to redistribute our funding and use our platform to celebrate the nightlife industry and young adults – a demographic that has been particularly affected by the impacts of Covid and funding cuts over the past last years.

The presence of the Archie the Giant Squid replica will bring to life the moon’s influence on the oceans beyond the walls of the Natural History Museum. This will be the first time a replica of Archie has been created, and John Ablett, curator at the Natural History Museum, said it was very exciting to have Archie as part of Tour de Moon.

He said: “The giant squid is one of those amazing creatures that has captured the imagination of scientists and the public. It is often said that we know more about the surface of the moon than the deep ocean, but As our understanding and exploration of the oceans increases, this is simply not true.

Nelly adds, “At first it might not seem like an obvious connection, but the moon has so much influence in our lives and that’s one of the many reasons for this festival, so we can build on those connections. and celebrate them. It makes perfect sense then for us to bring one of the few inhabitants of the deep to life and we are so grateful to the Natural History Museum for allowing us to recreate Archie and introduce him to a whole new audience.

Tour de Moon is one of 10 major creative projects commissioned as part of Unboxed: Creativity in the UK, taking place in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in 2022. Unboxed: Creativity in the UK is the UK’s most ambitious showcase. creative collaboration and includes free large-scale events, globally accessible digital installations and experiences, and an extensive learning program.

Martin Green, Creative Director of Unboxed, said: “We are thrilled to be aboard the cosmic journey that is Tour De Moon, as we meet young minds to experiment and participate in creating futures. alternatives during a free and public national event. . Now, everyone, come on, get your tickets and have a good time.

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