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Our Place in Space Launch weekend

Our very own artist Oliver Jeffers and fabulous creative team, led by Nerve Centre, have created a unique sculpture trail to intrigue and inspire across Northern Ireland and Cambridge! There’s an App! Loads of other events! It’s amazing!

  • 30th July 2022 - 31st July 2022
  • 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our Place in Space has announced a packed programme of free events taking place in Cambridge this July and August while the sculpture trail visits the city. The family-friendly opening weekend features a live event with recently returned NASA astronaut Kayla Barron, STEAM activities, space talks and a special performance of Even You Song inspired by the moon landings. Throughout August you can enjoy special events at museums, cosmic storytelling, a silent disco during the Perseid meteor shower and much more.

 

Launch weekend

Midsummer Common

30–31 July, 12pm–9pm

A two-day packed programme of family-friendly events on Midsummer Common next to the start of the sculpture trail. Meet real life NASA astronaut Kayla Barron, enjoy live music from Waterbeach Brass, take part in a book signing with Oliver Jeffers, get crafty with SunSpaceArt, hear from solar scientists and astrophysicists and join a special edition of Even You Song. Events will take place at a stage and marquees on the Common from 12pm–9pm on Saturday 30 July and from 12pm–6pm on Sunday 31 July.

https://ourplaceinspace.earth/whats-on/cambridge-launch-weekend-saturday

https://ourplaceinspace.earth/whats-on/cambridge-launch-weekend-sunday

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Did you know?

Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the longest running folk festivals in the world, having launched in 1965. It takes place each summer at Cherry Hinton Hall park, and features an eclectic line-up of traditional and modern folk, as well blues, country and roots acts.