The FAB Worlds of Anderson

15 - 16 June 2019

We celebrate the fantastic legacy of Gerry And Sylvia Anderson in this very special weekend.

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Image Credit: Anderson Entertainment

5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Anderson is GO!

Responsible for creating some of the best loved children’s science fiction shows, the fantastic and futuristic legacy of the husband and wife team of Gerry And Sylvia Anderson is celebrated in this very special weekend.

A world featuring some of the most iconic space vehicles ever imagined. Generations of children around the world have enjoyed and been captivated by shows like Fireball XL5, Captain Scarlet, Space 1999 and, of course, the iconic Thunderbirds.

This legacy continues today…

  • Guest speakers
  • Traders
  • Children’s activities
  • Costume Characters
  • Exhibition of puppets, props, craft and costumes
  • Prosthetics Exhibition
  • Artists

More information to follow… anything can happen in the next half hour!


Image Credit: Lee Sullivan

Lee Sullivan

Lee started his artistic life as a graphic illustrator for British Aerospace. His work currently includes Transformers, Doctor Who, ThunderCats, RoboCop, Thunderbirds and 2000 AD. Since 2015 he has been regular artist on Titan Comics ‘Rivers of London’ by Ben Aaronovitch.

Image Credit: Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson

Chris is a filmmaker and CGI artist. He supplied artwork to both the Haynes Thunderbirds manual and the 2017 Captain Scarlet Spectrum Agents’ Manual. His stained-glass Dalek artwork has gone viral, being seen and admired throughout the world.


Guests are subject to change

Please note that some guests will be appearing on ONE day only. Guests will charge for an autograph or photograph (fees vary).


The National Space Centre, working with private collectors, builders and makers, will be hosting one of the largest exhibitions of original and replica sets, puppets, craft and costumes.

  • Exhibition of original puppets and reproduction pieces
  • Space Precinct Prosthetics
Image Credit: ITV

Children’s Activities

Thunderbirds are GO and they want you to join them for lots of character, crafting, science and story time fun:

  • Meet Virgil – thanks to the ITV team, Virgil Tracy will be joining us for the weekend.
  • The real life Thunderbirds – discover the story behind the Mercury 7.
  • Thunderbirds are Go Craft Zone – make and take crafts for our younger visitors to enjoy.
  • Thunderbirds Are Go Dressing Up Zone – thanks to Pretend to Bee become your favourite Thunderbirds character.
  • Under Pressure Reading Zone – take a seat for a special Thunderbirds Are Go story time.

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