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A NOVA is a strong and rapid increase in the brightness of a star. Novae are now known to be caused by a star briefly re-igniting after having lain dormant for many years. But what if it re-ignites, what great spectacle will unfold?

The artwork is based around the mythical Star of the East which astronomers now believe to be a nova. A transient astronomical event that causes the sudden appearance of a bright, seemingly new star.


As a spectator, you will feel like you are experiencing a nova or “new star" – mighty and dazzling.

Please note - this installation is situated on Southend Pier which does not allow dogs or smoking.


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