Having set two Guinness World Records with his previous sell out World Tour, Professor Brian Cox is warming up a brand new show for 2022.
Horizons takes audiences on a dazzling cinematic journey; a story of how we came to be and what we can become. Venues will be filled with images of far-away galaxies, alien worlds, supermassive black holes and a time before the Big Bang. What is the nature of space and time? Why does the Universe exist? How did life begin, how rare might it be and what is the significance of life in the Cosmos? What does it mean to live a small, finite life in a vast, eternal Universe? The deepest of questions will be explored using the latest advances in our understanding of quantum theory, black holes, biology, planetary science, astronomy and cosmology.
Horizons is a celebration of our civilization, of our music, art, philosophy and science; an optimistic vision of our future if we continue to explore Nature with humility and to value ourselves and our fellow human beings.
Brian will once again be joined by co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage and award winning comedian Robin Ince, perhaps the only collection of sentient atoms in the observable Universe capable of overseeing a Q&A with an audience of 10,000 people whilst wearing an old cardigan.
"A jaw-dropping reminder that human life is both irrelevant and hugely precious." **** The Guardian
Please read our FAQs before visiting where we explain all our covid-secure measures.
The biggest changes are you must have proof of your covid status to get into the hall and we require everyone aged 11 and over to wear a face mask. We are also staggering entry times to avoid congestion.
For this event, we would appreciate it if you could try to arrive between the following times:
6:30 to 7pm - if you are sitting in the upper circle, rear circle or tiered stalls row P to X
7 to 7:30pm - if you are sitting in the flat stalls, tiered stalls rows A to O or the left, right or front circle
For anyone who has booked a space in our customer car park, this will be open from 6:15pm to allow time to park in advance. Please note parking for this performance has now sold out.
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In celebration of his long-awaited new autobiography I Wanna Be Yours, the original people’s poet Dr John Cooper Clarke has announced a very special UK tour.
John Cooper Clarke, also known as the Bard of Salford, is a phenomenon: Poet Laureate of Punk, rock star, fashion icon, TV and radio presenter, social and cultural commentator – he’s one of Britain’s most beloved and influential writers and performers.
John’s new memoir explores his extraordinary life, filled with remarkable personalities: from Nico to Chuck Berry; Bernard Manning to Linton Kwesi Johnson; Elvis Costello to Gregory Corso; Mark E. Smith to Gil Scott Heron and Joe Strummer and on to more recent fans and collaborators like Alex Turner, Plan B and Guy Garvey. Interspersed with stories of his rock and roll and performing career, John also reveals his mind-boggling encyclopaedic take on popular culture over the centuries: from Baudelaire and Edgar Allan Poe, to pop art, pop music, the movies, fashion, football and show business – with more than a few laughs along the way.
The book follows on from John's poetry collection, The Luckiest Guy Alive, published in Autumn 2018, one of the best-selling poetry collections of last year selling over 25,000 copies in three months.
John’s new show is a breath-taking showcase of poetry and spoken work, sharing stories from his incredible life and hugely successful career. JCC will take you on an incredible journey with pieces from the new book as well as his usual musings, off the wall chat, riffs, gags and wicked humour.
This is the new rescheduled date from Saturday 15 May 2021.
All tickets, including pre-booked venue parking, will remain valid for the new date. If you need to contact us to discuss your booking please email email@example.com
Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for an awe-inspiring ride.
Tim Peake is a European Space Agency astronaut. In December 2015, he became the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station to conduct a spacewalk (and run a marathon!) whilst orbiting Earth.
Now, join him on an epic and thrilling journey to the International Space Station as part of his first ever UK tour. Tim will be your personal guide through life in space, with unprecedented access, breathtaking photographs, and never-before-seen incredible footage. It’s a fascinating insight into what it’s really like to be an astronaut; from training to launch, spacewalk to re-entry, Tim reveals the secrets, the science and the everyday wonders of how and why humans journey into space.
Sharing his passion for aviation, exploration and adventure, this is your chance to spend an evening with one of the world’s greatest living astronauts, and to rediscover the wonder of the place we call home.
"It’s impossible to look down on Earth from space and not be mesmerised by the fragile beauty of our planet." Tim Peake
"Everything you wanted to know about life in space." The Times
"A delightful adventure of understanding of how and why humans journey into space." Robin Ince, The Infinite Monkey Cage