Moons, Movies & Memory Making

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  1. Macclesfield

    A stellar line-up from the worlds of music, science and cosmic culture will gather on the plain beneath the great white dish of the Lovell Telescope in July to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landings.

    Add bluedot to your Itinerary

    Don’t miss your chance to join an audience of thousands, young and old, at the mighty eye on the sky, which captured the first images of the surface of the moon when Apollo 11 touched down in 1969.

    There’ll be sounds from the likes of Kraftwerk and the Radio Science Orchestra, mind-expanding talks from astronaut Helen Sharman, theoretical physicist Prof Jim Al-Khalili and more, as well as stargazing, science shows, experiments, and galactic games.

    You can even catch a screening of the children’s classic The Clangers, who also notch up their half-century this year. Whether you come for the day or camp (or glamp) and make this mission control for the weekend, one thing’s for sure, bluedot promises to be out of this world in 2019.

    Address

    Jodrell Bank Observatory, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

    Tel:

    01477 571766

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  2. Knutsford

    In August, this historic estate – featuring a medieval hall and neoclassical mansion set amid landscaped grounds, gardens, and a deer park –  will play host to a three-night festival of film.

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

    On the bill are recent smash hits A Star Is Born, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and Bohemian Rhapsody, 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.

    Address

    Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

    Tel:

    01625 374400

    Dates

    From:
    23 Aug 2019to25 Aug 2019

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  3. Crewe

    As the winter nights draw in, the old railway town of Crewe will become a beacon in the darkness once again, with the return of seasonal festival LUMEN.

    Add LUMEN: Crewe’s Night of Lights to your Itinerary

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    Head to Memorial and Lyceum Squares to see breathtaking contemporary light installations whirl around the urban landscape.

    Last year works by Double Take Projection and ArtReach included the tale of a magical fairy played out on the venerable sandstone walls of the Municipal Building. The mesmeric kaleidoscope of colourful lights will be accompanied by street performers such as Spark!, who dance and drum to the rhythm of changing illuminations.

    Take little ones on a lantern procession and see their jaws drop at the spectacle of giant walkabout puppets, while fireworks crackle and bang, showering stars overhead. If there’s a chill in the air, grab a hot chocolate in the winter market and take a rousing ride on the funfair. This dazzling rainbow is sure to brighten up your night and warm your heart.

    Address

    Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2BJ

    Dates

    From:
    29 Nov 2019Open 17:00 - 20:00

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  4. Chester

    Enjoy the silver screen by the light of the silvery moon at Chester’s Moonlight Flicks.

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    The popular summertime open-air cinema, set amid the crumbling columns, bathhouse mosaics and cypress trees in the Roman Gardens, will feature Stanley Kubrick’s Oscar-winning classic 2001: A Space Odyssey in this lunar-tastic year.

    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.

    Address

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

    Tel:

    0845 241 7868

    Dates

    From:
    5 July 2019to26 Aug 2019

    Website

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  5. Chester

    On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first humans ever to land on the moon.

    Add Moon Season to your Itinerary

    Moon Season: Apollo 11, Storyhouse
    Moon Season: Hidden Figures, Storyhouse
    Moon Season: Armstrong, Storyhouse
    Moon Season: The Right Stuff, Storyhouse
    Moon Season: Apollo 11, Storyhouse
    Moon Season: Hidden Figures, Storyhouse
    Moon Season: Armstrong, Storyhouse
    Moon Season: The Right Stuff, Storyhouse

    To mark the 50th anniversary, Storyhouse have picked some of the greatest films ever made about the NASA project.

    Moon Season: The Right Stuff - 7 July - 5:30pm

    Focusing on the lives of the Mercury astronauts, the film grippingly recounts the dangers and frustrations experienced by those involved with NASA's earliest achievements. Released 1998. Duration 185 mins. Directed by Philip Kaufman. Starring Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward.

    Moon Season: Armstrong - 9th July - 8.20pm

    Dramatic, moving and deeply human, this is the definitive story of Neil Armstrong – the first man on the moon. Narrated by Harrison Ford and featuring breathtaking NASA footage, re-mastered archive material and never-before-seen home movie footage, this intimate and often surprising documentary, tells the incredible untold story of a determined family man who became a reluctant world icon. This special one-night-only event will feature exclusive additional footage recorded at the world premiere on 2 July and will be followed by a Q&A hosted by Dara Ó Briain alongside Mark Armstrong (Neil's son), Maggie AderinPocock MBE (BBC Sky At Night) and the filmmakers.

    Moon Season: Hidden Figures - 16th July

    Three brilliant African-American women at NASA serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Released 1964. Duration 126 mins. Directed by Theodore Melfi. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons.

    Moon Season: Apollo 11 - 19th & 20th July Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 70mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission. Released 2019. Duration 93 mins. Directed by Todd Douglas Miller. Starring Buzz Aldrin, Joan Ann Archer, Janet Armstrong, Neil Armstrong, Jack Benny, Johnny Carson.

     

    Address

    Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2AR

    Tel:

    01244 409113

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  6. Warrington

    Did you know, Warrington has played an important role in European space missions for nearly 50 years?

    Add Space Odyssey & Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival to your Itinerary

    Find out more at this summer’s special exhibition, ‘Space Odyssey’, a special exhibition featuring parts of rockets built right here in the town by ESR Technology, including the solar array deployment arm of the Hubble Telescope.

    And don’t miss The Black Arrow – the UK’s only successful orbital launch languished for decades in the Australian outback, where it crashed to Earth. It will be sitting in Old Market Square in June and July ready for you to inspect. Make a note in your diary for October, when Luke Jerram’s touring artwork ‘Museum of the Moon’ visits Parr Hall.

    Wonder at this fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround-sound composition, the centrepiece of October’s Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, which will blast off in Queen’s Gardens on 4 October with Light Night, featuring outdoor performances by 2 Faced Dance Company, Illumaphonium, and Squid Soup.

    Address

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

    Tel:

    01925 442399

    Dates

    From:
    15 June 2019to21 Sept 2019
    From:
    4 Oct 2019to31 Oct 2019

    Website

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  7. Macclesfield

    In recognition of its internationally significant heritage, science and cultural impact, Jodrell Bank Observatory has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

    Add Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre to your Itinerary

    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

    In recognition of its internationally significant heritage, science and cultural impact, Jodrell Bank Observatory has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

    The observatory played a unique role in this momentous occasion, 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 packed programme of special events at the family-friendly Discovery Centre, including the thrilling opportunity to get your hands on pieces of the Moon brought back to Earth by the Apollo astronauts (Moon Rock and Meteorites, 19 July-30 August). 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.

    There’s an extensive gift shop too, packed full of science and space-inspired gifts, games, and books. And, don’t miss out on a visit to the Planet Pavilion Café, complete with a stunning terrace overlooking the telescope, were you’ll find delicious breakfasts, salads, stews, sandwiches, and home-made cakes.

    There’s plenty of extra activity throughout the year too, including our ever-popular family science shows throughout the school holidays, an evening lecture series, and of course, the annual science and music festival Bluedot. The Centre is open daily from 10am to 5pm.

    Address

    Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

    Tel:

    01477 571766

    Dates

    From:
    14 Jan 2019to15 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00

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