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I was delighted when Matthew Shelley suggested Cosmic Collisions and Crawick Multiverse as a feature for our magazine. Located in Dumfries & Galloway this “artland” visitor attraction is an enjoyable starting point for understanding our universe. Funded by the Duke of Buccleuch and designed by the internationally renowned landscape artist Charles Jencks it has involved the transformation of a former open cast coal mine into a beautiful, thought-provoking experience. This weekend it is the focus of Cosmic Collisions, a series of events and activities, including the unveiling of a new installation by Charles Jencks and a performance by the remarkable Oceanallover. Close by in Sanquhar there will be the opening of an exhibition called Cosmic Collisions: birth, rebirth and the universe in the Merz Gallery, which brings together work by artists, scientists and architects. There will also be talks at Sanquhar Town Hall – making Cosmic Collisions a remarkable opportunity to contemplate the nature and origins of the universe from many perspectives.