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Join us for a vibrant dance performance inspired by solar scientific research and its stunning imagery.

It takes just eight minutes for sunlight to travel 93 million miles to earth. In this unique collaboration with scientists from STFC's (Science and Technology Facilities Council) RAL (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) Space, choreographer Alexander Whitley takes inspiration from solar science research and its stunning imagery.

Dance, film and music take us on a journey through the universe, revealing the drama of the burning ball of plasma that illuminates our planet and exploring the numerous ways in which we relate to our home star.

With an installation of high-definition imagery from BAFTA-winning visual artist Tal Rosner and a specially created score by the electroacoustic music innovator Daniel Wohl, '8 Minutes' captures our curiosity and wonder for this unimaginably vast subject.

The evening opens with a Q&A session, giving you an opportunity to discuss the science behind the performance with choreographer Alexander Whitley and solar scientists from RAL Space.