Event: Launch of Gagarin50

You are invited to the VIP launch of Gagarin50 on Tuesday 12 April 2011 at 7pm at Waterside Arts Centre, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, Manchester, M33 7ZF

It is 50 years since Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. The exhibition features archive photography and Soviet propaganda materials alongside newly commissioned works by Walter Kershaw and BlackLab to celebrate the impact of human spaceflight on culture and Gagarin’s visit to Manchester and Trafford in 1961.

The launch event includes:

  • A free screening of 'First Orbit' by Chris Riley (co-producer, In the Shadow of the Moon)
  • A new film made with the help of astronauts on the International Space Station that recreates exactly Gagarin’s view as he circled the Earth in 1961.

Please confirm your attendance by emailing watersideartscentre@trafford.gov.uk or call 0161 912 5616

See more at http://gagarin50.co.uk/