A NEW art installation which can be seen in Bridport later this year will be out of this world.

Outdoor arts festival Inside Out Dorset, a biennial festival which was postponed last year due to the pandemic, will return over two weekends in September at venues including Bridport.

Over the second weekend, from September 24-26, 'Gaia', an artwork installation by Luke Jerram exploring humanity's place on the planet and the responsibility people have towards each other, will be set up on the Symondsbury Estate. It will feature a seven-metre scale model of Earth offering a chance to see the planet as an astronaut would view it from space.

The piece will be accompanied by an trail of events and performances that explore climate change and our future use of the land.

The festival is hosted by Dorchester-based arts producer Activate, which aims to celebrate the natural landscape while promoting, supporting and producing performing arts projects in the community.

Co-artistic Directors of Inside Out Dorset Kate Wood and Bill Gee said: "We are delighted to announce a diverse and inventive programme encompassing an awe-inspiring sculpture hidden in a working forest, giant puppets on a Georgian seafront and sound installations in an ancient woodland.

"After having to postpone the festival last year, we're delighted to be able to bring Inside Out Dorset to life this year while taking every measure to ensure the safety of our audiences, artists, performers and volunteers."

For more information on the Inside Out Dorset festival, visit activateperformingarts.org.uk/whats-on/inside-out-dorset/