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Festival of the Moon at Wells Cathedral

12th October – 3rd November 2021

The Moon Nave Wells

Thank you!

The Cathedral team is delighted that so many people visited the Festival of the Moon in October – over 50,0000 in all!

Lots of people, many of whom were new to the Cathedral, came and enjoyed the great wealth of events and activities on offer over the three weeks of the festival. It is a great signal that after the worst of the pandemic, the Cathedral is very much open, alive, and back on song.

A huge thank you to all involved!


Leave your feedback

We would love to host more events like this, and your feedback is important to help plan what comes next. If you came to Wells Cathedral to see the Moon, please spare a couple of minutes to complete this short survey by midnight on Thursday 25th November. Thank you for your support.



Competition Winners

Photo Competition (via Instagram)

We have a winner! Congratulations to @becky_leyton who took this beautiful photo. We love the interesting angle and the reflection of the moonlight on the Quire floor – very creative! 👏🌕
Thank you to everyone who entered – there were some truly wonderful photos to choose from!


Self Guided Astronomy Tour

visiting the Moon this month? Why not pick up one of our self guided astronomy tour sheets and discover the mysteries of time and space at Wells Cathedral?

Here at Wells Cathedral, around the Museum of the Moon, you will find lots of astronomical symbols that connect us with our past, present, and future. Use this handy space-themed guide to help you spot them.

Click here to download the tour sheet.


Design-a-planet Competition

Download the sheet below and design your planet for a chance to win a Wells Cathedral goodie-bag! Fill in your information and return to us online or in the Cathedral.

click here to download the design-a-planet competition sheet.


Programme of events:

tickets for all evening events can be booked via the Wells Cathedral Eventbrite page

Wednesday 13 October: Keynote speaker – Helen Sharman

Thursday 14 October: A Grand Day Out with the Cathedral Choristers and Captain Noah

Friday 15 October: Man on the Moon & the Cathedral at Night

Friday 16 October: Fairport Convention

Friday 22 October: London Handel Players

Saturday 23 October: Echoes of Ellington

Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 October: Wells Theatre Festival’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Friday 29 October: Dame Patricia Routledge and Piers Lane in ‘Admission One Shilling’

Saturday 30 October: Darkside the Pink Floyd Show

Monday 1 November: The Sanctus Project

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