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  • 19 June, 2019 , 18:00 – 20:00

    The Devonshire, 4-5 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YD

    Wally Funk, the aviation pioneer who was set to become the first person in space, will be in London to explain her incredible story to Salon London, in conversation with the award-winning journalist Sue Nelson, the author of Wally Funk’s Race for Space. Hear Wally’s incredible story – how she paved the way for women in space, why there’s still […]

  • 21 June, 2019 , 19:30 – 22:00

    Science Museum, Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD

    ‘Apollo’s Moon Shot’ looks back on one of the most important leaps forward in human history, exploring the journey from America’s first manned orbit to the last man on the Moon. The Science Museum will be screening an abridged feature-length cut of the documentary series, introduced by American aviator and NASA ‘Mercury 13’ astronaut trainee Wally Funk. Copies of Wally […]

  • 22 June, 2019 , 18:00 – 19:00

    Foyles Charing Cross, 107 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT

    Meet former member of the 1961 Women in Space programme Wally Funk, in conversation with her biographer Sue Nelson on the small steps and giant leaps that marked her extraordinary life. Retracing the steps chronicled in Nelson’s biography of Funk Wally Funk’s Race for Space, the two women will recount Wally Funk’s historical experience as one of the Mercury 13—a  group […]

  • 23 June, 2019 , 14:30 – 16:00

    National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS

    Wally will be joining host Sue Nelson at the National Space Centre for a special day looking at the Mercury 13 programme and women in space. There will be copies of Wally Funk’s Race for Space; The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer for sale, which you can get personalised and signed by Wally Funk and Sue Nelson.

  • 28 June, 2019 , 19:00 – 21:30

    The Priestley Coffee Lounge & Bar, Bradford Playhouse, 12 Chapel St, Bradford BD1 5DL

    Join Dean Atta, Paul Burston, PJ Samuels, and author VG Lee for a lively evening of discussion and performance that is guaranteed to inspire and enchant. Known for its high-energy, thought-provoking performances and unique mix of perspectives, Polari has provided queer voices with a laid-back, open-minded platform for over a decade. Not your average literary event, each salon showcases the […]

  • 30 June, 2019 , 11:00 – 12:15

    Alhambra Studio, Morley Street, Bradford BD7 1AJ

    In a conversation chaired by Anne-Marie Canning, Sabrina Mahfouz will be in discussion with writers Claire Ainsley and Kate Fox, examining issues of class as it intersects with race and social mobility, and answering the questions: what does it mean to be working class today, and how can politics be more representative of this growing group?

  • 6 July, 2019 , 14:00 – 15:00

    University of Bradford - Norcroft Auditorium, Richmond Rd, Bradford BD7 1DP

    The Qur’an has much to say about the role, duties and wonders of women, but how often do women ask questions of themselves and their interpretations of the scripture? How many female scholars are exploring women in the Qur’an? And how often do you have the opportunity to listen, learn and question these things, in a safe, women-only space? Join […]

  • 7 July, 2019 , 11:00 – 12:00

    Ganges Theatre, Morley St, Bradford BD7 1AJ

    ‘We’re actually very proud of God in the Middle East,’ cracks Karl Sharro in his new book. ‘He’s the local guy who went on to acquire international fame.’ It’s such wry observations that have Karl’s followers laughing along with his thoughts on democracy, religion, and the state of the Middle East. In 2016, his viral video The simple one-sentence explanation for […]

  • 18 July, 2019

    Jodrell Bank Observatory, Jodrell Bank, Lower Withington, Macclesfield, SK11 9DL

    Sue Nelson is a British journalist and broadcaster, presenter of the Space Boffins podcast and a former BBC science correspondent. As well as writing, she produces radio documentaries, short films and is an experienced TV and radio reporter/presenter. She has known Mercury 13 member, Wally Funk, since 1997. Wally Funk’s Race for Space, Sue’s latest book, covers their trips between 2016-17 […]