Sunday 5 July at 19:30

The Auditorium, Venue Cymru

An awe inspiring and amazing show about astronomy, humans in space and possibly even aliens! The show will begin with 'Matter' by Deanna Rodger, followed by 'Astrobiology' by Lewis Dartnell.

Tickets are £4 for adults, £3 concessions, and under-16s are free. Book online.



Deanna RodgerMatter is the debut spoken word theatre piece from Deanna Rodger (UK Slam Champion and World Slam Finalist) directed by Stef O'Driscoll (Kate Tempest's Hopelessly Devoted). Listen to Rodger's poetry with original soundtrack and animations.

Immerse yourself in the Universe of the mind. Discover memories as constellations and every moment as a big bang.

Supported by:

I no longer trust the stars
Those lights hold the earth beneath them.
Peering down at humanity like we are a small child.


Astrobiology - the hunt for alien life

Lewis Dartnell'Astrobiology' is a brand new field of science, encompassing research into the origins and limits of life on our own planet, and where life might exist beyond the Earth. But what actually is 'life' and how did it emerge on our own world? What are the most extreme conditions terrestrial life can tolerate? And where in the cosmos might we reasonably expect to find ET? Join Dr Lewis Dartnell on a tour of the other planets and moons in our solar system which may harbour life, and even further afield to alien worlds we've discovered orbiting distant stars, to explore one of the greatest questions ever asked: are we alone...?

Lewis Dartnell is a UK Space Agency research fellow based at the University of Leicester, studying how life, and signs of its existence, might survive the intense cosmic radiation on the surface of Mars. He also holds an STFC Science in Society Fellowship, and alongside his astrobiology research writes regular science articles in newspapers and magazines, and has appeared in TV shows such as BBC Stargazing Live, Wonders of the Universe and Horizon. He has published a popular science book introducing astrobiology, Life in the Universe: A Beginner’s Guide and also an illustrated children's book with Dorling Kindersley, My Tourists Guide to the Solar System. His third book, The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch is out now in paperback.