Friday 19 February
Doors open 19.30. Ends 22.00
Join us for an out-of-this-world evening of space-themed comedy and music with Robin Ince, Festival of the Spoken Nerd, Darren Hayman, and your compère Helen Keen.
One of Britain's most popular comics, Robin Ince is equally well-known as a populariser of science. Among his credits are the stage shows Lessons and Carols for Godless People, The Book Club and School for Gifted Children. He co-presents the Sony Award-winning science-and-comedy show The Infinite Monkey Cage on BBC Radio 4 with Brian Cox.
Festival of the Spoken Nerd is the science comedy phenomenon that's taking the UK by storm with a mix of astonishing science and statistically significant comedy, plus experiments that leave audiences electrified – sometimes literally.
Formerly the singer-songwriter with fondly remembered indie-folk band Hefner, Darren Hayman has long been fascinated by space exploration. Tonight he sings a selection of songs about the unsung heroes of spaceflight, Russian space dogs. He'll also perform tracks from his as-yet unreleased album about the astronauts who walked on the moon.
Lifelong space enthusiast Helen Keen is a multi-award winning writer, comedy performer and broadcaster. It Is Rocket Science, her pioneering space-science-history-stand-up show for BBC Radio 4, has won numerous awards.
£29 (talk + Cosmonauts exhibition ticket at discounted price of £11)
£18 (talk only)
Book comedy + Cosmonauts exhibition tickets (limited capacity)
Book comedy-only tickets
- The Cosmonauts exhibition has limited capacity, so if you'd like to see it on the evening of your talk you will need to book a timed slot.
- If you don't pre-book an exhibition ticket, you may need to queue for the next available slot and won't be eligible for the discount.
- Please allow at least 10 minutes to walk from the exhibition to the IMAX Theatre.
- The Science Museum is open until 22.00 on Fridays. Last entry to the Cosmonauts exhibition on Fridays is 20.45.