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Weekly Edition - Published  27 June 2016

 

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Star Wars in a Rocket Tower at a Space Centre

ON Saturday, 25 July 2016, we got invited to the National Space Centre, in Leicester. The venue is located on the banks of the River Soar on the A6 and the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space. So why did we pop down? Well the visitor attraction is currently exhibiting one of Liverpool Museum (NMGM) exhibits, the Blue Streak rocket. The Blue Streak is currently on a long term lone to the Center and can be found in the Space Centre's futuristic Rocket Tower. The British rocket can be found located next to an Apollo Fuel Cell (on loan from the Smithsonian Institute.) 41 metre high "Rocket Tower", that was designed by Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners architects, of London, dominates the local skyline and gave an amazing back drop to the other reason we attended. The venue was to host a Star Wars event called:- 'Return of the Garrison' with The UK Garrison, that was held over 25 June to 26 June 2016. This event was a warm up for the Celebration Europe (or should that be Celebration London?) It had the fantastic it features Julian Glover, Warwick Davis and other VIPS.... The event had lightsaber fighting and training, props and lots of other interesting things. Not only that but the venues real space stuff meant it was probably the ultimate family and fan weekending we have been to. Just being set name of the venue is perfect, and that's not even taking in to account the venue its self for this science fiction event. Those of you who attended also got to also got to meet:- Chloe Bruce and former Nickelodeon personality Jonathan Thompson, supplied the computer  games for the event.  Also fans got a heads up that he is currently working on a new TV project. Even if star Wars is not your thing, this huge event had something for nearly everybody. Add to that, that is was for charity too, meant it was even more interesting... Yes the Dark Side really does have a heart; just don't tell Darth Vader... We will soon be bringing you some fantastic news very soon about an event in a Town not so far away from you! If you have not yet visited the University of Leicester's National Space Centre, it is worth a visit, even when the UK Garrison event is not taking place... Click here for more information about the Centre and here for the UK Garrison, who where formed in 2000 and has gone on to become 1 of the foremost Star Wars costuming groups in the UK.

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