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Embassy Theatre to host Gaia, Museum of the Moon and Mars this coming spring

Press release issued by Embassy Theatre and Magna Vitae

The Embassy Theatre is "over the moon" to announce that it will host three renowned installations by the artist Luke Jerram this coming spring!

Gaia, Museum of the Moon and Mars will be exhibited at the East Coast venue from 10th February to 24th March 2023.

This unique season in Skegness will see all three pieces visiting one venue consecutively for the very first time in the UK. Their six-week stay will see the venue transformed from a traditional theatre into a space for reflection, observation and education. Gaia (Earth) will open the season followed by the Museum of the Moon with the Lincolnshire and East Coast debut of Mars concluding the season.

The venue has opportunities for corporate clients, schools, local practitioners, wellbeing services, community groups and inspirational speakers to be part of the surrounding programme of engaging activities "in Orbit" of the main feature artworks.

Expressions of interest to use the creative space and join the growing programme, no matter how big or small, can be made to inOrbit@mvtlc.org

Public admission to view the inspirational works will be bookable online in the New Year and completely free.

Tickets will also be available to attend the programme of events including an evening talk with an interactive Q&A for the launch of Mars in Lincolnshire by the artist Luke Jerram on 10th March.

We welcome support in the form of sponsorship to make each element of our local programme accessible to all. If you would like to know more about the opportunities that are available, please do get in touch.

Luke Jerram's multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. Living in the UK but working internationally for 19 years, Mr Jerram has created a number of extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the globe. Mr Jerram has a set of different narratives that make up his practise which are developing in parallel with one another. He is known worldwide for his large-scale public artworks. You can visit his website at https://www.lukejerram.com

The Embassy Theatre is proudly managed by the Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture. They wish to thank their partners, East Lindsey District Council and Destination Lincolnshire, for enabling this project.

Keep your eye out for further news and programme announcements at https://embassytheatre.co.uk/in-orbit.

Cllr Graham Marsh, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture in East Lindsey said: "This is a fantastic chance for residents, schools, community groups and businesses to access these amazing art installations for free. This will be the first time in Lincolnshire where people can see Luke Jerram's creations in succession, including Mars, the only venue on the East coast to secure this opportunity. Everyone of any age will be amazed and learn something new when the installations come to Skegness.

"East Lindsey District Council is pleased to support this event, which as part of the council's newly adopted Cultural Framework, will bring more people access to culture and events on their doorsteps."

Pollyanne Trapmore-Shaw, Manager of the Embassy Theatre and season creative producer is hugely excited to see the positive impact this ambitious season in Skegness will have.

Pollyanne said: "Luke's creations are trail blazing in terms of their ability to resonate with so many people in so many different spaces. In their presence - everyone is equal! I simply had to seize a unique opportunity to bring this in Orbit of our communities. I'm both delighted and extremely grateful to be supported in delivering on this vision and to also demonstrate how flexible, accessible, and beneficial to the area our venue is - in particular at this time of year. More than just a stage, the Magna Vitae Embassy Theatre, supported by stakeholder investment, is entering a new phase where showcasing and creating opportunities through culture, art and entertainment is becoming recognised as the industry of our area and for the future."

James Brindle and Aeneas Richardson, Executive Directors of Magna Vitae said: "On behalf of Magna Vitae, I am delighted to be welcoming this unique installation to our venue. Community projects and inspiring cultural change are at the heart of what we do and this six-week exhibition will bring new audiences to the Embassy Theatre as we continue to build towards the concept of the Culture House in the coming months. This magnificent season will be a sight to behold.

I would personally like to thank all of the partners involved in bringing this project to fruition for the benefit of local people and the wider community. I look forward to seeing 'in Orbit' next year."

The Embassy Theatre and the Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture would welcome you into our venue to enjoy this wonderful season. Our press and media launch night will take place on Friday 10th February 2023. Please register your interest via email at inorbit@mvtlc.org

For all media and press enquiries, please contact inorbit@mvtlc.org

Venue Marketing Officer: Brendan Bugg, 07966 299662

For more information, please visit: https://magnavitae.org/venue/embassy-theatre/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAm5ycBhCXARIsAPldzoXpShjg_1T9Z4IR9DqyY-0kMZxSUYLkxezDfN5DerfIPngsdSUBErwaAufHEALw_wcB