The Universe is shrouded in mystery, but through the centuries, mankind has slowly unravelled many of its dark secrets.
Mark Thompson reveals the hidden nature of the Universe, brought to life with mind-blowing demonstrations. Mark has appeared on BBC1's The One Show and ITV1's The Alan Titchmarsh Show. He has lectured at the Royal Institution and National Astronomy Meeting. Mark is known for bringing science to life in an engaging and entertaining way.
WHY? Mark is best known for co-presenting BBC1’s Stargazing LIVE
This event is on sale to Friends and Bronze, Silver & Gold Members until Friday 11 July.
A sparkling adaptation of Roy Clarke’s world-famous comedy.
Julian Dutton recreates the immortal adventures of Foggy, Clegg and Compo in three of their classic tales.
Last of the Summer Wine is officially the longest-running and one of the best loved sitcoms in the world, still shown on UK Gold. BAFTA winning impressionist Julian Dutton takes to the stage in an astonishing new recreation, bringing to life the sublime characters, the anarchic fun and the wry wisdom of the three hilarious Yorkshire men.
A one-man impression show presenting three of their best loved episodes – Isometrics and After, Whoops! and the immortal Stop That Bath!.
Julian Dutton is co-creator, writer and star of BBC1’s The Big Impression, BBC 2’s Pompidou with Matt Lucas, and Radio Academy Gold Award-winning series The Secret World.
WHY? ‘An impressionist tour de force’ Independent
‘One of the best vocal performers around’ BBC Comedy
£15 (£13 conc)
Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.
Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world.
Age guidance 4 – 7 years.
Sun 8 Mar - Hugless Douglas by David Melling and Chicken Licken
Sun 5 Apr - TBC
WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children
The Story Den
£3.50 per person (45 mins)
Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV.
And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live.
Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl, he's visited some of the most unusual places on the planet. Joly famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden and armed with a trusty Powerpoint, fans can expect his holiday snaps to provide comedy and a sense of danger.
Why? The best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his latest book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club
Marlon's a Jew. This didn't bother him much until he discovered that some people he knew didn't believe the Holocaust happened.
From 9/11 to shape-shifting lizards and Holocaust denial, this is a darkly comic tale of one man's journey through the conspiracy underworld.
WHY? ‘Shrewd, funny and important’ The Guardian
Age guidance 13+ years.
£14 (£12 conc)
Mathematician-turned-world-slam-champion Harry Baker turns 10,000 days old, celebrating numbers, words and life itself.
Harry's love of language and logic has got him through literal marathons, seen him rap battle in front of Ice Cube, and now has him analysing the technical accuracy of So Solid Crew's 21 seconds. He's got 99 problems but maths ain't one.
WHY? 'Ferociously intelligent' ★★★★ Scotsman
Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.
Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.
Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.
WHY? Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay