Celebrities descend on the HMC for special Sci-Fi weekend!
A number of celebrities will descend on the Heritage Motor Centre when it hosts its special Sci-Fi weekend based around Doctor Who, Star Wars and Harry Potter on the 9 & 10 July. On the Saturday, stars including Colin Baker, the 6th Doctor Who, Mark Silk, the voice actor in Star Wars for Aks Moe plus Rusty Goffe who played Jawa in Star Wars Episode IV will be attending. On the Sunday, stars including Mike Edmunds who played an EWOK, Kenny Baker who played R2D2 and Rusty Goffe will be there to meet visitors.
Visitors will also have the chance to meet some of their favourite Sci-Fi and Superhero characters and explore the exciting “Sci-Fi at the Movies” Exhibition, featuring original weapons, artefacts and costumes from some of the most famous Science Fiction films. All the items are on loan from the private collection of ‘Skywalkers Promotions’ and would not normally be available for the public to view.
Stratford-upon-Avon’s unofficial wizard, the legendary Dave Matthews from the Creaky Cauldron will be hosting special workshops over the two days where children can learn how to make a wand, how to create spells and how to be a wizard or witch. Dave will also be running an old fashioned, fully functioning Apothecary using a selection of traditional herbs, roots and incense.
Over the weekend there will be an attempt at the Guinness World Record for the largest Light Sabre battle. So if you have a Light Sabre bring it along, or make one on the day and be part of this awesome attempt.
In addition, there will be special exhibits, tours, quizzes, story-telling, fancy dress competitions and craft activities. Visitors are encouraged to come in fancy dress and have their photo taken with the characters and celebrities. They can also watch a selection of Sci-Fi movies in the cinema and buy official Sci-Fi merchandise.
Sophie Marsh, Event Assistant at the Heritage Motor Centre stated “This is going to be a fantastic family Sci-Fi weekend and a great opportunity to meet so many celebrities at the same time! There will be so much going on that it really is a must for everyone, not just die hard science-fiction fans!”
The Sci-Fi theme continues with a Summer Holiday of Sci-Fi Fun from 23 July – 4 September, with visitors able to enjoy the 'Sci-Fi at the Movies' Exhibition plus daily quizzes and activities including special family craft activity days every Thursday throughout the summer holidays.
In addition to the Museum, home to the world's largest historic collection of British cars, visitors can also enjoy outdoor activities including the children's Miniature Roadway and the Land Rover 4x4 Experience. Stop Start - learner driving experiences for 15+ years in dual controlled vehicles are a great way for teenagers to get behind the wheel.
There is no extra charge for the Sci-Fi Events as it is all included in the standard Museum entry fees. Museum entry fees are: Adults priced at £11, Children priced at £8 (5-16 years) under 5’s are free, Concessions are priced at £9 and a Family ticket is priced at £34. Tesco Clubcard vouchers and Gift Aid Season tickets are welcome.
Sci-Fi at the Movies is just one of many exciting and unique events to take place at the Heritage Motor Centre in 2011. To find out more information please visit the website at heritage-motor-centre.co.uk.