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26 March 2019, 19:30 - 21:00

  • Chelmsford
  • £10 / £8

The folk-memory of Britain in the years before the Great War is of a powerful, contented, orderly and thriving country. In this warts-and-all portrait, leading historian, journalist, author and political commentator Simon Heffer exposes the contradictions and reveals what was really going on in late-Victorian and Edwardian Britain.

30 March 2019, 11:00 - 16:00

  • Chelmsford
  • FREE drop in activites

Once again we celebrate all things science fiction and science fact with a day packed with inspiring hands-on activities.

30 March 2019, 11:00 - 12:30

  • Chelmsford
  • £5 (accompanying adult free)

Come along and create stories from flotsam and jetsam with children’s author and artist Wendy Constance. This fun writing workshop uses plastic and natural debris washed up by the tide as inspiration, and encourages us to think about the natural world, pollution and care for the environment. Suitable for ages 7-11 year olds.

30 March 2019, 11:00 - 12:30

  • Chelmsford
  • £7/£5

In 1961, Wally Funk was among the Mercury 13, the first group of American pilots to pass the Woman in Space programme. But a combination of politics and prejudice meant that none of the women ever went to space. In this offbeat odyssey, journalist and fellow space buff Sue Nelson travels with Wally, now approaching her 80th birthday, as she races to make her own giant leap.

30 March 2019, 11:30 - 12:30

  • Chelmsford
  • £5 (accompanying adult free)

Fire up your imaginations and join author Gareth P Jones for an interactive, science fiction, musical, unpredictable event in which the audience has to write the story, create the aliens and ultimately save the world.

30 March 2019, 13:30 - 15:30

  • Chelmsford
  • £5 (accompanying adult free)

Explore the fundamentals of comic book storytelling with writer and digital artist Carl Doherty. Carl will take you through visions of the future in comics and graphic novels; tell you about ‘dystopias’ and ‘utopias’; and get you thinking about how changes in the environmental might impact on our future.

30 March 2019, 14:00 - 15:30

  • Chelmsford
  • £7 / £5

Delve into the realm of artificial intelligence in this intelligent and touching science fiction novel, a powerful tale of love, loss and hope. I Still Dream is a frightening, heartbreakingly human look at who we are now – and who we can be, if we only allow ourselves.

30 March 2019, 15:00 - 16:00

  • Chelmsford
  • £5

Join Julia’s time-travelling quest of discovery as she discusses her latest books Hunt with Newton and Rocky Road to Galileo. The event will include live science experiments performed with the help of a young scientist.

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