2019 marked the 50th anniversary of The Moon Landing. 50 years later we have yet to make it back, but there’s more than hope that this might change – and soon. Making it back to the Moon is seen as a stepping stone to the prospect of putting people on Mars – and they may settle there. This discussion, with UCL’s Prof Andrew Edkins and Prof Victor Buchli, will consider the realities of this truly bold challenge as we think about the prospects for those who venture into the blackness of space and for whom the idea of home would be unlike anything that has ever gone before.
FREE – but pre-booking is recommended
Part of Bloomsbury Festival 2019
Established in 2006, Bloomsbury Festival is a creative explosion of arts, culture and science. For five days each October, the streets, parks, museums, galleries, laboratories and public and private buildings of this vibrant cultural quarter play host up to 130 events which attract a significant audience from across London and beyond.
With a unique blend of academic institutions, businesses, cultural organisations and diverse communities, Bloomsbury has been a catalyst for ideas that have had impact across the world for hundreds of years. Bloomsbury Festival celebrates contemporary Bloomsbury; a hotbed of creativity and pioneering development which has one of the youngest and most diverse populations in the country.
The Festival works with many large and small partners to create and deliver its annual programme. More than simply a showcase for the area, instead Bloomsbury Festival acts as a catalyst bringing together artists and academics, scientists and dancers, musicians, publishers and school pupils to make new projects and to inspire and learn from each other.
Outside the Festival period, Bloomsbury Festival delivers community engagement and arts projects across the year. These include it’s pioneering project, Festival in a Box, which takes artists into the homes of people living with dementia to provide life enhancing and joyful cultural experiences for people who are often lonely and isolated.
Above all, Bloomsbury Festival aims to be enlivening, engaging, entertaining, and fun!