Moons, Movies & Memory Making

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  1. bluedot

    Macclesfield

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

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    An audience of thousands, young and old, partied 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. Kraftwerk and the Radio Science Orchestra, mind-expanding talks from astronaut Helen Sharman, theoretical physicist Prof Jim Al-Khalili were part of the exciting programme, as well as stargazing, science shows, experiments, and galactic games. 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 next year, too.

    Address

    Jodrell Bank Observatory, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

    Tel:

    01477 571766

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  2. 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.

    Address

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

    Tel:

    0845 241 7868

    Website

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  3. Space Odyssey & Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival

    Warrington

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

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    Find out more at this year’s special exhibition, ‘Space Odyssey’, which showcases parts of rockets built right here in the town by ESR Technology, including the solar array deployment arm of the Hubble Telescope. In October, Luke Jerram’s touring spherical sculpture ‘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, The Kazimier and Squidsoup. Check out the moon-themed silent discos, Make Fest, silent disco and film shows, too.

    Address

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

    Tel:

    01925 442399

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  4. Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

    Macclesfield

    **Special Contribution to Tourism Award Winner 2019** 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 played a unique role, 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 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.

    Address

    Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

    Tel:

    01477 571766

    Dates

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

    Website

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  5. Winter Watch and Saturnalia Parade

    Chester

    Veni vidi vici! The Romans certainly came, saw and conquered Chester; in fact they founded the city. Now you can march, torch in hand, with the fearsome soldiers of the XX Legion who established Deva Victrix on the banks of the River Dee.

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    Roman Saturnalia & Winter Watch Parades - c. Mark Carline
    Roman Saturnalia & Winter Watch Parades - c. Mark Carline
    Roman Saturnalia & Winter Watch Parades - c. Mark Carline
    Roman Saturnalia & Winter Watch Parades - c. Mark Carline
    Roman Saturnalia & Winter Watch Parades - c. Mark Carline
    Roman Saturnalia & Winter Watch Parades - c. Mark Carline

    They’ll be out on parade on the streets of Chester on the evening of 12 December for the annual Saturnalia and Winter Watch revelries. It’s a three-in-one midwinter spectacle that also features a re-enactment of the Winter Watch, a ceremony dating from the 15th century when the good burghers would put the keys to the city in the safe hands of an early version of the local police force. But the party really starts when the Lord of Misrule and his ghoulish friends hit the cobbles for a riotous romp. The mischievous coterie of fire breathers, devils, skeletons, ice queens, Jack Frosts, and even bloodthirsty cooks bearing a head on a platter, dance around the city centre to the relentless beating of drums by ghost band Karamba Samba.

    Address

    Eastgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1LG

    Dates

    From:
    12 Dec 2019Open 19:00 - 20:00
  6. LUMEN: Crewe’s Night of Lights

    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.

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    Credit: Peter Robinson
    Credit: Peter Robinson
    Credit: Peter Robinson
    Credit: Peter Robinson
    Credit: Peter Robinson
    Credit: Peter Robinson
    Credit: Peter Robinson
    Credit: Peter Robinson
    Credit: Peter Robinson
    Credit: Peter Robinson

    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

    Website

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  7. 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.

    Address

    Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

    Tel:

    01625 374400

    Website

    Web Site

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