Apollo Pavilion 50 Birthday Party - Tuesday 16 July, 11.00am – 2.00pm
Help Durham County Council celebrate 50 years of Victor Pasmore’s Apollo Pavilion with a fantastic line up of performances. The event will take place at Sunny Blunts Park, Helford Road, Peterlee SR8 1ER
It’s free, everyone is welcome and please remember to bring your picnic blanket.
11.10am The Academy at Shotton Hall
Getting the party started Shotton Hall Theatre School will perform scenes from their new musical Pleasantville, plus a specially commissioned performance from the Academy’s rising stars.
11.30am East Durham Dementia Friendly Choir
Performing a medley of Moon inspired songs, were delighted
to be welcoming the inspirational Dementia Friendly Choir.
12.00pm Durham BRASS Festival
On the BRASS Bus are two of the festivals favourite bands Mr Wilsons Second Liners and Oompah Brass - ready to rock the party!
1.30pm Barry Hyde
Bringing the party to a crescendo, lead singer of The Futureheads will perform a selection of his band’s hits, and a one-off performance
of Standing on the Moon, a song commissioned especially for the
occasion, accompanied by the children and young people of Peterlee.
Apollo Cinema From 3.45pm
After the party, join us at The Pavilion Community Centre for a programme of films celebrating our longstanding fascination with the Moon and the missions to get there and back.
3.45pm Wallace and Gromit – A Grand Day Out (1990) U | 24min
Wallace and Gromit spend their bank holiday building a homemade rocket to the Moon to sample Wallace’s favourite nibble, cheese.
4.15pm Moon Man (2012) U | 1h 35min
A bored Man in the Moon hitches a ride to Earth on the tails of a passing comet and starts to explore the fantastical creatures
and sights of a new planet. But the Moon Man’s absence means that all the world’s children are unable to sleep.
6.00pm A Trip to the Moon (1902) U | 13 min
George Méliès early silent classic remains one of the most influential films in cinema history, following the adventures of a group of astronomers who travel to the Moon in a cannon-propelled capsule. There, they discover the Selenites (lunar inhabitants)
and return to Earth with a captive Moon Man.
6.15pm Lunar (2017) U | 7 min
Motion Designer Christian Stangl worked with his brother and composer Wolfgang for 18 months on this short film, using
thousands of original NASA photographs, taken by the Astronauts during the Apollo Missions.
6.25pm First Man (2018) 12A | 2h 21min
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong (played by Ryan Gosling), and the legendary Apollo 11 space mission
that led him to become the first man to step foot on the Moon in July 1969.
Drop-in: 2.30pm – 6.30pm
Join artist Theresa Easton to make your own rocket inspired popcorn holder, then fill it with popcorn and enjoy a movie.
East Durham Creates is working in partnership with Durham County Council to bring you this event.
East Durham Trust
T: 0191 5693511