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Moons, Movies & Memory Making

Moons, Movies & Memory Making

Party like it’s 1969 in the shadow of the giant telescope at Jodrell Bank that captured the first pictures of the Lunar Landings, and watch a blockbuster movie beneath the stars in Chester’s Roman Gardens. Explore the fusion of cosmic sound and vision at Luke Jerram’s ‘Museum of the Moon’ in Warrington, and see a rainbow of illuminations light up a dark winter’s night in Crewe. These are just some of this year’s experiences that promise to be out of this world.

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  1. bluedot

    Macclesfield

    A stellar line-up from the worlds of music, science and cosmic culture gather on the plain beneath the great white dish of the Lovell Telescope every July.

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    Don’t miss your chance to join an audience of thousands, young and old, at the mighty eye on the sky. Past acts have ranged from Kraftwerk and the Radio Science Orchestra, while astronaut Helen Sharman, theoretical physicist Prof Jim Al-Khalili and other great scientific minds have given inspiring talks. Plus there’s always stargazing, science shows, experiments, and galactic games. Come for the day or camp (or glamp) and make this mission control for the weekend.

     

    Contact Details:

    Jodrell Bank Observatory, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

    Tel:

    01477 571766

    Website

    Web Site

  2. Warrington Arts & Culture

    Warrington

    Another exciting year of arts and culture will unfold in Warrington in 2020.

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    Abandon Normal Devices Festival, the UK’s only roaming digital culture, film and art festival, will take place around the waterways of the Manchester Ship Canal and Mersey River in May. Parr Hall will celebrate its 125th birthday in September with a week of special events inside this beautiful building. And the annual autumn arts festival will return including an exhibition by the artist Susan Stockwell and a site-specific dance performance by Company Capri.

    Contact Details:

    Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, Museum Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1JB

    Tel:

    01925 442399

    Website

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  3. Luna Cinema at Tatton Park

    Knutsford

    Is there anywhere finer to watch a blockbuster movie than in the glorious grounds of Tatton Park?

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    Every August, this historic estate – featuring a medieval hall and neoclassical mansion set amid landscaped grounds, gardens, and a deer park – plays host to a three-night festival of film. On the bill are recent smash hits, all shown on a giant screen surrounded by woodland near Tatton’s old stableyard. Order pre-show drinks from the Luna Bar, serving everything from beer to bubbles, and gourmet snacks such as eco-friendly boxes of Comté, Bath Blue and Perl Wen from The Cheese Geek. Premium tickets include fast-track queues, a perfectly positioned director’s chair, and a complimentary drink. Movies start just as dusk descends over Tatton’s treetops, with the stars on screen mirrored by those – weather allowing – in the skies above.

    Contact Details:

    Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

    Tel:

    01625 374400

    Website

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  4. Moonlight Flicks

    Chester

    Enjoy the silver screen by the light of the silvery moon at Chester’s Moonlight Flicks, the popular summertime open-air cinema, set amid the crumbling columns, bathhouse mosaics and cypress trees in the Roman Gardens.

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    Rug, shooting stick or hired deckchair, whatever your choice of perch there’s no fixed seating, so arrive early to get a good spot. You’re welcome to bring a picnic or order a hot, tasty pizza (and a glass of wine or beer) to be delivered to your pitch. Then sit back and relax, tuning in with the wireless headphones for a fully immersive al-fresco night at the movies.

    Contact Details:

    Roman Gardens, Outside the city walls, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1DQ

    Tel:

    0845 241 7868

    Website

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  5. Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

    Macclesfield

    The UK’s latest Unesco World Heritage Site, Jodrell Bank Observatory is a worthy winner of this global accolade.

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    Learn about Astrophysics at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
    The Planet Pavilion Cafe at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
    Bluedot Festival at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
    Fun for all ages at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
    Learn about Astrophysics at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
    The Planet Pavilion Cafe at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
    Bluedot Festival at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
    Fun for all ages at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

    **Special Contribution to Tourism Award Winner 2019** 

    A key player in the space race, the observatory has made a unique contribution, including capturing the moment when the Eagle lander, carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, touched down on the surface of the Moon in 1969. Dip into the new packed programme of special events for 2020 at the family-friendly Discovery Centre. From walking tours beneath the Lovell Telescope to live science shows and hands-on exploration of our Solar System, there’s plenty here to entertain budding astronauts, large and small.

    Contact Details:

    Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

    Tel:

    01477 571766

    Website

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Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
bluedot (53.23357,-2.30266)Warrington Arts & Culture (53.38619,-2.59545)23.26
Warrington Arts & Culture (53.38619,-2.59545)Luna Cinema at Tatton Park (53.32952,-2.38593)13.76
Luna Cinema at Tatton Park (53.32952,-2.38593)Moonlight Flicks (53.18839,-2.88758)33.23
Moonlight Flicks (53.18839,-2.88758)Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre (53.23385,-2.30407)35.31
Total Distance *105.54 miles
Estimated Journey Time3.4 hours

* Approximate distance by road

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