The Giant Model Of The Illuminated Floating Earth Is Returning To London Next Month

You know how someone can promise you the world and not deliver? That’s the complete opposite of what’s going to happen here. Kind of.

Luke Jerram’s giant floating model of the Earth – known as ‘Gaia’ – is returning to London, having enjoyed several popular stints in the past. Featuring a soundtrack by BAFTA award-winning composer, Dan Jones and high-res NASA imagery, it’s no wonder that crowds have been tilting towards this spectacle.

Gaia by Luke Jerram in Canary Wharf earlier this year
Image: @tbhtobyho, Instagram

After conquering the knolls of Kensington, the waters of Canary Wharf, and the grand Painted Hall in Greenwich, where is the next checkpoint for the planet? I hear you ask. The floating earth will continue to face towards the south of the city, as it goes for a spin in Teddington.

Running between June 16 – July 2 at the Landmark Arts Centre, Gaia is setting up shop at the riverside haven, meaning that, yes, you will have to venture beyond your Zone 4 comfort zone, but yes, you will be doing so to go and see the world. And everyone has to do that at some point in their lives.

Gaia is seven metres in diameter, and you’ll be able to see it suspended in mid-air in the Landmark Arts Centre, providing the optimum station for a moment of tranquility (or a snap for the ‘Gram). Visitors can gaze at the planet just as the stars and comets would, with Gaia aiming to provide a sense of renewed responsibility for taking care of the Earth.

This time around, Gaia will be on hand for late-night viewings, concerts, yoga classes, kids’ activities & school visits, specialist talks, and more.

Gaia by Luke Jerram (read more about his work here!) – who is also known for his spacey Museum Of The Moon sculpture – has been on a non-stop tour around the world, from Romania to Minnesota, and currently has more dates scheduled in Ontario, Durham, and Truro, among others. You can read all about the movements of the floating earth here.

Find Gaia, Luke Jerram’s magnificent floating Earth model, at Landmark Arts Centre (Ferry Road, Teddington TW11 9NN) from June 16 – July 2, 2023. You can find more information and book your free ticket here!