Bob Goody, Bronagh Gallagher and Mackenzie Crook on the set of Orbit Ever After.
Bob Goody, Bronagh Gallagher and Mackenzie Crook on the set of Orbit Ever After.


In association with Picturehouse Brighton and Brighton Science Festival

Duke's At Komedia, Brighton, BN1 1UN


Lighthouse presents a panel discussion dedicated to the fascinating world of space travel, in celebration of the award-winning short film, Orbit Ever After, produced through the BFI Shorts scheme.

Nigel has fallen in love. But when you live in orbit aboard a ramshackle space hovel with the most risk-averse family imaginable, it isn’t easy to follow your heart. Following a screening of the BAFTA nominated short film Orbit Ever After, join director Jamie Stone, host Neil Denny and a panel of leading space experts, for a mind-bending, intergalactic talk on the realities of living beyond the realms of earth. This is a once in a light year opportunity to put your weird and wonderful questions to our guests.

The panel: Neil Denny (host), Doug Millard, Helen Keen, Jamie Stone


Neil Denny
Neil Denny is the producer and presenter of Little Atoms radio show and podcast, which has been broadcasting interviews with leading writers from the worlds of science and the arts on London’s Resonance 104.4FM for over 8 years and recently celebrated it’s 300th show. Twitter: @littleatoms

Doug Millard
With a background in Environmental Sciences, Doug joined the Education Department of the Science Museum in 1985. He has produced many space exhibitions, written articles, papers and books including a history of the Black Arrow satellite launch vehicle and its engines, lectured widely and appeared on television and radio. In 2006 he gained his MSc in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of London. In April 2012 he co-organised with the UK Space Agency a conference held at the Science Museum to mark the 50th anniversary of the Ariel 1 satellite. He is currently working on a major exhibition of Russian space exploration to be staged at the Science Museum in 2014 and is writing a book on the history of the satellite.

Helen Keen
Helen Keen began her career by winning the first Channel 4 New Comedy Writing Award. Her 2008 debut solo show, It Is Rocket Science! won the Buxton Festival Fringe Award for Best Comedy Performance and extensively toured the UK & Ireland before being snapped up by BBC Radio 4. It has so far launched two popular and critically acclaimed series, also starring Peter Serafinowicz (Look Around You, The Peter Serafinowicz Show) and produced by Gareth Edwards (Mitchell & Webb, Spaced). A third series has been commissioned for 2013. She is currently the first Comedian in Residence at the Newcastle Centre for Life.

Jamie Stone
Jamie Stone is a 2012 Screen ‘Star of Tomorrow’. Hailing from Scotland, his multi award-winning work encompasses documentaries, animation and live-action drama. Originally trained in fine art, Jamie went on to study Film at the Edinburgh College of Art, graduating with a host of short films which went on to garner a Scottish BAFTA (plus four nominations), an RTS award and The McLaren Prize at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. After graduating, Jamie branched out into directing documentaries, taking him to Kenya, Zambia, New York and Bangladesh, working for BBC Scotland and Channel 4. In 2012, Jamie completed a masters at the National Film and Television School where he made several imaginative shorts. His graduation film, Skyborn, was nominated for the 2012 student Oscar. His most recent short Orbit Ever After has been nominated for a BAFTA and a European Film Academy Award.

Date: Saturday 1 March 2014
Time: 13:15 – 14:45
Location: Dukes At Komedia, 44-47, Gardner Street, North Laine, Brighton, BN1 1UN
Ticket Price: £6.50 (adults), £5.50 (concessions), £4.50 (children)
Booking: At Dukes at Komedia



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