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One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings, and Leicester is celebrating with a summer of festivities that will be truly out of this world! With partners including the National Space Centre, Arts Council England and Inspirate, One Giant Leap will be a creative, intergalactic exploration like no other.

Relax under the stars at the Intergalactic Outdoor Cinema in Jubilee Square, showing space-themed masterpiece Rogue One on Friday 19th July. Inspire your creativity with Create-A-Con in Space on 20th July, where you can play new space-themed video games, see Micro:Bit-powered lunar landings, and even check out Mars rovers! There’s plenty coming up later in the year, too: travel to Leicester’s Cathedral to experience artist Luke Jerram’s awe-inspiring Museum of the Moon – an enormous, illuminated replica of the moon; try your hand at retro-style arcade games set in space; take part in Bricklive Outer Space; or enjoy the spectacular projection show in New Market Square!

The National Space Centre has a complimentary summer of immersive events to celebrate the 50th anniversary, too, running from 13th July to 1st September: travel that bit closer to the moon by discovering real lunar rocks; make your own Mission Patch; find out about the hidden people who made the Apollo 11 landings possible; become a Mission Commander and relive the incredible moment of the Lunar Landing; or sit back and be wowed by the new Planetarium show, ‘CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story’.

Join thousands of others heading to Leicester to take part in this fun, creative way of exploring a pivotal moment in our world’s history. Located just a couple of miles from the city centre, staying at the Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston ensures you’re right in the heart of the action!

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