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Sunspots: Spoken Word at Kings Place

7 December, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Is the Sun a god, a man, a woman, or simply a giant ball of hydrogen? Why does it tell fibs about its favourite painters? Is the Sun afraid of dying? Does it get depressed? And what does it really think about us?

Sunspots is a poetic, musical, and visual journey from the birth of the Sun, through its longand eventful life, towards its ultimate death. Simon Barraclough(Poet in Residence at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory) is your guide to the Sun in this exciting new multimedia performance that fuses science and art.

To celebrate the International Year of Light, Simon is taking the show on the road to theatres and festivals all over England. Simon spent the last two years researching and thinking about the Sun. He has spoken with solar scientists, astronomers and astrophysicists in his quest to find out what makes our neighbourhood star tick. The result of his research was a poetry collection, also entitled Sunspots.

This show uses words, film and songs that vary in style from the infectiously poppy to the broodingly intense. Simon, Oliver and Jack have created an exciting and moving experience that reinvigorates and reimagines ourneighbourhood star.


7 December, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kings Place
020 7520 1490


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