With astronaut Tim Peake having reignited our passion for space exploration, the festival offers some educational, inspiring and quirky cosmic treats. Internationally acclaimed beat-boxer Shlomo retells how studying astrophysics led him to become a performer, TV astronomer and author Mark Thompson promises to bring the Universe a little closer with his Spectacular Science show, while The Ministry of Science Live is looking at the inventors who shaped the modern world we live in. At the same time, The Courtyard Centre for Arts in Hereford is organising an unpredictable Space Jam including aerial performances, dance shows, storytelling from the Space and the essential lightsaber combat workshop for Star Wars fans. The boy who climbed into the moon, based on the book by David Almond and adapted by Daniel Jamieson, the acclaimed production of Alfie White Space Explorer, Underneath a Magical Moon by leading playwright Mike Kenny, and the multimedia solo performance The Unparalleled Adventure of one Hans Pfaall all exploring the fascinating worlds of outer space.
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