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Events aim to inspire budding space explorers in Farsley and Kirkstall

A show about one man’s mission to hack his way into space is set to touch down at five locations across Leeds later this month.

While the last few weeks have seen the likes of Richard Branson & Jeff Bezos racing into space, the Unlimited Space Agency (UNSA) are embarking on a highly important mission somewhere closer to home.

UNSA are bringing their award-winning mobile HQ – The Space Shed – on a micro tour of community venues for The Space Shed: Mission to Leeds.

Rather than leaving the Earth’s atmosphere, they’ll be completing the equally ambitious journey of transporting an interstellar garden shed from Seacroft and Gipton, to Kirkstall, Holbeck and Farsley all over the course of five days.

After more than 18 months of lockdowns and social-distancing, UNSA are working with community partners to bring theatre back to children in the city, delighting them with a live experience on their doorstep.

Joining forces with LS14 Trust, The Constitutional in Farsley, Gipton Together, Kirkstall Valley Development Trust and Slung Low, each day of the tour promises to bring a unique, festival atmosphere. Every stop will feature an outdoor performance of UNSA’s How I Hacked My Way Into Space – a hilarious and moving storytelling show about one man’s mission to hack his way into space.

The tour has a particular focus on venues taking part in the Healthy Holidays initiative – tackling the holiday hunger, holiday inactivity and holiday isolation faced by some of the most underserved children in Leeds and their families. The first three of the tour dates are specifically for Healthy Holidays attendees, with public tickets available for the Friday and Saturday performances.

Tuesday 17th August 2021 – LS14 Trust, Seacroft.
Wednesday 18th August 2021 – Gipton Together, Gipton.
Thursday 19th August 2021 – Kirkstall Valley Development Trust, Kirkstall.
Friday 20th August 2021 – Slung Low, Holbeck. (Public tickets available)
Saturday 21st August 2021 – The Constitutional @ St John’s Church, Farsley. (Public tickets available)

UNSA is run by Unlimited Theatre, who have past experience in producing mini tours of the city, and proving that great theatre isn’t just limited to the city centre.

Mission To Leeds is supported with funding from Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council, and Wade’s Charity.

UNSA’s Mission To Leeds runs from 17th – 21st August at venues across the city. More information and ticket booking details available here.

John Baron

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