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Cornelia Parker

A Meteorite lands in Birmingham’s BullRing

Sunday 26 March 2000

On the evening of 26 March 2000, Cornelia Parker’s spectacular fireworks display was launched from the roof of Birmingham’s landmark Rotunda building. The pyrotechnic mixture included a pulverised meteorite producing a dazzling meteorite shower. To mark the fourth anniversary, in 2004, two plaques were installed in the vicinity of St Martin’s church in the BullRing bearing the following inscription:

A meteorite fell in Natan, China in 1516. 484 years later on the night of 26th March 2000 it fell from the skies again landing in Birmingham’s BullRing.