Mountain Aglow Debut

On Friday night the Mountain Aglow exhibit was premiered at the Norwich Science Festival‘s “Science after six” event. For the first time we got a glimpse of the truly magma-ificent light column designed by Output Arts. The column of lights changes to reflect how magma and gasses move towards the surface beneath the Soufriere Hills volcano in Montserat. Rumbling sounds generated from REAL seismic traces captured on Montserrat help you to imagine what it would’ve been like beneath the volcano.



The team got to explain the exhibit to the public for the first time, experimenting with story telling and amazing visitors with the powerful before and after images of Plymouth, the city on Montserrat which was destroyed during volcanic activity in 1997.

The cultural response to the eruption takes centre stage with calypso, quotes and poems written on canvas, and played through speakers into the centre of the volcano.

To find out more, get your tickets for the “Small Island, Big Volcano” talk on Saturday the 26th where some of the team from UEA and the University of the West Indes will talk abot their research.


As the evening drew to a close the team had the job of disassembling the exhibit and packing it away, turns out taking a volcano to pieces isn’t all that easy!

Seeing the exhibit in its glowing glory makes us more excited for the Science Festival this week. With storytelling, tours of the exhibit, dressing like a volcanologist and packing your volcano-emergency pillowcase there is sure to be something for everyone!

If you’re lucky you might catch it erupting…We can’t wait to see you there!

The Mountain Aglow exhibit will be at the Science festival alongside the UEA volcanology team on Tuesday the 22nd October and Saturday the 26th October in volcano-tastic event not to be missed!

Find out more here.