Join us on College Green and welcome this extraordinary lunar guest to Bristol.
Blink, you’re not seeing things. For four days in February a fake moon will appear in the night sky from College Green.
Rising from outside City Hall, this huge, intense ball of light illuminates the city skyline, casting long shadows across the grass. Created and devised by international artist Simon Faithfull, Fake Moon is a spectacular piece of public art, driven by man, helium and pulley.
Fake Moon is a Free event open to all ages. Drop by on your way home from work, or make an evening of it and bring family and friends along.
Our Festival Hub opposite is open for hot drinks and mulled wine.
Moon Talks & Activities
-Hear artist Simon Faithfull talk about Fake Moon at Moon Salon on Fri 15 Feb at 6-7pm
To celebrate Fake Moon, we invite you to our Moon Salons. These lunar-themed talks take place at the Council House next to Fake Moon, on College Green. Step into an intimate gathering of drinks and debate.
-Listen to Bristol Astronomical Society reveal the secrets of the Night Sky at our Moon Salon on Sat 16 Feb at 6pm.
Bristol Astronomical Society share 70 years of looking at the night sky. To celebrate Fake Moon, we invite you to our Moon Salons. These lunar-themed talks take place at the Council House next to Fake Moon, on College Green. Join us in an intimate gathering of drinks and debate.
Explore pathways to the moon
Open to all ages. 12-13 Feb 2013, 1-5pm. Arnolfini
As part of IBT13, Arnolfini will explore through online discussions, practical workshops and print, the mythical and sensorial pathways to the Moon. Join open workshops for all ages that explore galaxies, universes and delve into the myths that we associate with the cosmos.
Banner Image- IBT13, Fake Moon, Simon Faithfull © Paul Blakemore
Other Images- Moon Workshops, Astronauten © Jan Von Holleben and Fake Moon, Simon Faithfull