Unlimited’s artistic director Jon Spooner has always wanted to go to space.
“Ever since I was 7 years old and watched NASA launch its first Space Shuttle mission and I saw how beautiful the Earth looked from all the way above it, up there looking down… since then, it has been my dream to go there too.”
How I Hacked My Way Into Space tells the
frankly, bizarre inspirational story of a 43 year old man’s midlife crisis creative adventure to hack his way into space from his garden shed in England, via the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, to Johnson Space Centre in Houston Texas and a rocket launch at Cape Canaveral in Florida.
Jon will be touring the summer festival circuit in “The Space Shed” – a fully mobile, highly customised (and full of spectacular surprises) replica of UNSA’s headquarters – also Jon’s garden shed.
How I Hacked My Way Into Space is a show about technology and art coming together, the power of stories to create new realities and the thin lines between obsession and madness. It’s about the glorious possibilities for scientists and artists to work together and how even the smallest person can make a difference and achieve their seemingly impossible dreams.
Greenwich & Docklands International Festival, London 23-25 June FREE
Winchester Hat Fair 30 June – 2 July FREE
Blue Dot @ Jodrell Bank 8-9 July
Latitude Festival, Suffolk 14-16 July
Underneath the Stars, Yorkshire 21-23 July
Just So Festival, Cheshire 18-20 August
Festival No 6, Portmeirion 8-10 September
Out There Festival, Great Yarmouth 16-17 September FREE
Lincoln Pop Out Arts Festival 28-30 September FREE
More dates to be added!