A Star Wars Celebration Day
Star Wars Themed Day trip with character photos, memorabilia/prop/costume exhibitions and visit to Museum of Classic Sci-Fi in Allendale
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away .... Star Wars - A Celebration Day!
George Lucas's 'modern mythology' set in space is now a cultural phenomenon. The saga started with a young Tatooine farm boys' journey, turned Jedi hero of the rebellion. Then we witnessed the rise of the Sith leading to Darth Vader, in prequel. And more recently Lukes hermitage on Ahch-To (blue milk anyone?) with the 9th, and final part of the saga - The Rise of Skywalker - to come.
To celebrate the arrival of Episode IX later this year, we're hosting a VERY SPECIAL one-off Star Wars celebration day. We'll get to see costumes, props and set pieces; We'll have an opportunity to be photographed with Darth Vader; we'll see a collection of Star Wars toys and original fan materials and comics; we'll even have some Star Wars themed cake!
This is a true One-Off opportunity to celebrate one of the most memorable Sci-Fi franchises of all time which has contributed so much to our culture, and literally changed the face of those science fiction movies and TV programs which followed.
Itinerary for the Day:
10.00 am. We meet at The Word, Market Place, South Shields NE33 1JF . We'll listen to a short presentation about Star Wars, introduce some of the characters and where George Lucas's ideas came from. There's an opportunity to see a range of memorabilia. Refreshments (tea/coffee/juice) available.
10.30 am. We'll make our way to 'Amazing Space at The Word', a fantastic exhibition on the science and fiction of space, in-keeping with our Star Wars theme. There's a Star Wars display, a flight costume as worn by Luke Skywalker, wall panel from inside the death star as well as many other unique and interesting space exhibits providing fantastic photo opportunities.
11.15 am. We'll board our coach transport and we're off to NERD Fright Fest @ Boiler Shop, Newcastle NE1 3PE (entry price included for Gold ticket holders). This one-off event will give us an opportunity for photographs with Darth Vader and a squad of other Star Wars characters from North East Legion UK (see
1.30 pm. Boarding the coach once more we make our way to Allendale in the North Pennines. Arriving at around 2.30pm. During the journey there'll be an opportunity to see Star Wars movie memorabilia, books, a 'virtual tour' where you can watch/listen to interviews and movie snippets about Star Wars on your smart device (bring your headphones / AirPods).
2.30 pm. We arrive at Allendale in Northumberland. Refreshments provided in the local town hall, along with some Star Wars themed cake! (refreshments included in the price of the tour for Gold ticket holders). You'll see a one-off display of fan club memorabilia, original Star Wars comics, props, costumes, collectibles, books and memorabilia from several Star Wars movies (item owners permitting) including A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, The Force Awakens among others. There'll be Party games and a raffle, time permitting. There'll even be an opportunity for you to purchase a sci-fi prop used on-screen in an actual movie!
We'll also be taking you to see the Museum of Classic Sci-Fi in Allendale (see
5.30 -6.00 pm. Sadly we'll be boarding the coach for the last time, we depart Allendale and return to South Shields at approximately 7.30 pm to end our tour.
All times are approximate. Attractions are weather and traffic permitting.
Tour price for Gold ticket holders includes refreshments,entry to the NERD Fright Fest @ Boiler Room and entry to the Museum of Classic Sci-Fi.
Entry tickets may be purchased IN ADVANCE ONLY for Silver ticket holders, otherwise we cannot guarantee entry to either venue.
We strongly encourage you to wear your Star Wars costume or Star Wars related outfit on the day!
But please remember we'll be boarding a coach, so please wear something comfortable and nothing bulky or requiring significant storage requirements (please get in contact with me or ask if you have any queries). As we'll be visiting a number of outdoor locations, sensible outdoor clothing, appropriate to the time of year is preferable.