Farewell Gaia, you meant the world to us

In just 3 weeks, almost 18,000 people visited Gaia at St. Chad’s Church in Kirkby.

The 6-metre sculpture is created from detailed NASA imagery of the earth’s surface to demonstrate the fragility of the planet and provided a unique opportunity to view our world.

In addition to the thousands of people who came along to view the artwork during its stay in Kirkby a wide range of community groups also came together under Gaia with events including traditional Hindu dancing, storytelling, poetry recitals, Karate demonstrations and a special event celebrating LGBT+ History Month to name just a few.

As part of this programme of activity hundreds of pupils from schools across Knowsley also visited St. Chad’s using Gaia as an inspiration for them to learn more about climate change, their carbon footprint and their impact on the environment.

A key highlight of the events programme was the mass renewal of wedding vows conducted on Valentine’s Day. Almost 50 couples, previously married at St. Chad’s Church took part in this special event - from 2 years of marriage to 65 years, it was a celebration of their love and lives together.

Gaia has now moved on from Kirkby to continue its travels all over the Globe. In the coming months the artwork is due to visit other locations including Boston, Melbourne and Switzerland.

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Take a look at the photos in this album below.

The Best of Gaia at St. Chad's Church