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Coral: ReKindling Venus - Planetarium, Greenwich

Coral: ReKindling Venus

Event preview

LYNETTE Wallworth’s Coral: ReKindling Venus at the Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory Greenwich, will be open to the public from June 7 to July 6, 2012.

Coral: ReKindling Venus is an international artistic collaboration for planetariums, launching June 5 – 6, 2012 in Europe, Australia, Asia, North America and South America.

Coinciding with one of the rarest occurrences in astronomy – Venus’ Transit of the Sun – on June 6 planetarium domes all over the world will screen the strange, rich and dramatic virtuosity of the ocean for the first time, in artist Lynette Wallworth’s immersive, groundbreaking new film made specially for digital planetariums.

Coral: Rekindling Venus has music by Max Richter and Fennesz Sakamoto, and songs by Gurrumul, Antony and the Johnsons and Tanya Tagaq Gillis. It also includes Rise, a song specially composed for the film by Antony Hegarty and released online on Saturday, May 26.

Tickets: Adults £6.50; children/concessions £4.50 (children under 3 years of age go free); family £17.50 – available call 020 8312 6608, e-mail bookings@rmg.co.uk or visit www.rmg.co.uk.

Time: Thursday to Sunday at 5pm (duration 25 minutes).

Coral: ReKindling Venus can also be seen at The Planetarium at Birmingham Science Museum.

For more information visit www.coralrekindlingvenus.com/.