Cosford Flights of Fantasy
17th - 18th May 2014
This fantastic event will take you back to times gone by with TV sci-fi favourites. For one weekend only the Museum will be hosting an exhibition of original puppets and memorabilia from the iconic science fiction shows of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Attendees will have the opportunity to view puppets of iconic characters such as Thunderbirds, Joe 90, Steve Zodiac, the heroic pilot of Fireball XL5, Captain Scarlet and many many more. These characters inspired a generation when the sci-fi series hit TV screens in the 60's and 70's. Many of the puppets are newly discovered and restored studio puppets from the series and are on public exhibition for the first time. There will also be a stunning display of models, costumes, vehicles and sets from the classic live action shows Space 1999 and UFO.
The exhibition will be taking place in the National Cold War Exhibition alongside a backdrop of aircraft which inspired the look and design of the shows. There will also be a number of trade stands with associated merchandise.
Timings - 10.00 to 16.30
Admission to the exhibition is free of charge (parking charges apply)
LATEST NEWS (17/5/14 - 6.30pm) Sylvia Anderson has withdrawn from appearing at the Cosford Flights of Fantasy event tomorrow due to unforeseen circumstances.
Plus - In an exclusive ticketed event some special guest speakers will also be supporting the Museum. Taking place in the bunker style Lecture Theatre, visitors will be treated to an audience with creators, producers, model makers, puppeteers and voice artists.
Our guests will talk about their outstanding careers and give people an insight into what it was like to make these iconic shows.
Sylvia Anderson; co-creator, producer and the voice of Lady Penelope
Brian Johnson; special effects Thunderbirds and Space 1999, 2001, Oscar winner for The Empire Strikes Back
Alan Perry; director Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, UFO
Alan Shubrook; model maker Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, The Secret Service, UFO. Alan will be providing an exclusive presentation of his own collection of backstage photos from his days working on the shows
Tony Day; model maker Thunderbird 6 and Doppleganger. (provisional)
Mary Turner; puppeteer, puppet designer, Supercar through to Secret Service. Mary sculpted characters such as Steve Zodiac, Troy Tempest, Captain Scarlet and Lady Penelope
Judith Shutt; puppet operator Stingray through to Secret Service
LATEST NEWS (17/5/14 - 6.30pm) Sylvia Anderson has withdrawn from appearing at the Cosford Flights of Fantasy event tomorrow due to an urgent meeting in London with Glotime TV.
One day tickets cost £25.00, weekend tickets cost £40.00 and will be available online from Monday3rd March (a booking fee of 50 pence per ticket applies). The tickets include entry to guest seminars and Free car parking.
Purchase Tickets here
Late ticket buyers - please collect parking passes from the Visitor Centre on arrival.
Saturday 17th May 2014 - Guest Appearances by Sylvia Anderson, Brian Johnson, Alan Shubrook, Alan Perry, Tony Day (provisional)
Sunday 18th May 2014 - Guest Appearances by Sylvia Anderson, Brian Johnson, Alan Shubrook, Alan Perry, Mary Turner, Judith Shutt
The talks will commence at 10:30am and finish around 4.00pm including a lunch break.
NB: The guest line-up is subject to availability and the ticketed event is not suitable for children under the age of 5.
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