Hot air ballooning legend to appear at Wellington Orbit!

A community cinema in Wellington is going to be hosting a very special evening, in line with the first screening of a film with local interest.

Wellington Orbit Cinema will be showing ‘The Aeronauts’, starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Wellington Orbit’s first night’s screening will include a presentation by Oswestry based Per Lindstand, the aeronautical engineer responsible for the design of the film’s balloon.

The Aeronauts is a British drama in which a scientist and an adventurer attempt to fly higher in a gas air balloon than any others previously have travelled. Pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a hot air balloon.

Per told us “We have been making balloons on the same spot in Oswestry for over 41 years, and we have been involved with many films before ‘The Aeronauts’, including ‘Green Ice, ‘The Muppet Caper’ and ‘Superman 3’.”

Born in Sweden, Per is an aeronautical engineer, pilot, pioneer and adventurer with world-wide recognition for his achievements in breaking through the boundaries of air technology. He has held every world record for hot air balloon flight in terms of distance, duration and altitude, and is particularly known for his series of record-breaking trans-oceanic hot air balloon flights with Sir Richard Branson. Per also features in the Guinness Book of Records.

Sophie Eades, Chief Officer of Wellington Orbit said: “we are so excited about Per’s visit, to meet with and listen to such a ballooning and aeronautical legend is going to be fascinating, and to listen to him talking about his involvement with the film is going to be very interesting”.

The talk will start at 7pm on Friday 22d November, with the film starting at 7.30pm. Tickets can be booked online at www.wellingtonorbit.co.uk

Shropshire Live
Shropshire Live has been providing Shropshire with independent news and entertainment since 2009. Send us your news to interact@shropshirelive.com or call 01743 818 095. For advertising information call Fiona on 01743 816 817.
- Advertising -

Featured Articles

Christmas Food 2019

Where to eat and party in Shropshire Christmas and New Year 2019

The festive season is upon us and if you are looking for somewhere in Shropshire, to eat, drink and party then here is our guide.
Christmas Time - Generic - Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

Christmas Events and Attractions in Shropshire 2019

Christmas is such a wonderful time in Shropshire and there is so much to see and do, here are some of the great events and attractions.
aico Inside open day

Aico’s new state of the art headquarters open day a big success

On Saturday 19th October, Aico, opened its new facilities to the local community, family and friends with hundreds of visitors.

Police make arrests relating to ‘Courier Fraud’ in Shropshire

Police have arrested four people relating to ‘Courier Fraud’ in Shropshire after stopping a vehicle on the A5.

Video: Demolition of Ironbridge cooling towers

Ironbridge and Shropshire now looks a little different after the successful demolition of the iconic Ironbridge cooling towers.
The Midlands Air Ambulance Photo: MAA Charity

Casualty cut free and airlifted to hospital after lorries and car collide in Shrewsbury

One person has had to be released using cutting gear and airlifted to hospital after two HGVs and a car collided this morning at Emstrey Roundabout.

Match Preview: Oxford United V Shrewsbury Town

Shrewsbury Town face a difficult test when they travel to free-scoring Oxford tomorrow afternoon.
John Abrahams played for Lancashire from 1973 to 1988 before joining Shropshire

John Abrahams excited to return to Shropshire CCC as Director of Cricket

John Abrahams, who enjoyed playing for Shropshire County Cricket Club towards the end of his successful playing career, has been appointed as the club’s new Director of Cricket.
Shropshire’s ladies team face the camera at The Shrewsbury Club, from left: Hanna Cadwallader, Chloe Hughes, Holly Mowling (captain), Cheryl Evans, Sue Dunn, Sarah Willacy and Tamzin Pountney

Newcomers impress for Shropshire at LTA’s Winter County Cup

Captain Holly Mowling hailed the newcomers introduced to the Shropshire ladies side at the LTA’s Winter County Cup - while Alex Parry, captain of the men’s team, insisted his side will come back stronger following a challenging weekend.
- Advertising -

Whittingham Riddell appoints New Business Manager

Whittingham Riddell has its sights set on growth and continuing to offer excellent customer service to ensure that it continues to be fit for the future.
Anton Gunter, Managing Director at Global Freight Services Ltd

International trade expert welcomes boost in non-EU trade for UK

A Shropshire shipping company has welcomed new figures which show a boost in non-EU trade for UK firms.
Members of the PBS Creative team

PBS Creative support local Christmas Smile charity

Local software development company, PBS Creative, are spreading a little magic dust this Christmas and donning their Elf hats to support local charity, a Christmas Smile.
Two year old Macey-Rose Lumby, nursery manager Kayleigh Dance and four year old Perrie Williams at ABC Day Nursery in Telford

Telford nursery staff get behind baby bank campaign

Staff at a Shropshire day nursery group have expanded their help into the community by opening their doors as drop-off points for the new Telford Baby Bank.
Members of the RJAH Physimo team with Karl Mcguire, Healthcare Assistant, at the end of Movember

Hospital heroes raise mo-ney for men’s health charity

Staff at Shropshire’s specialist orthopaedic hospital have let their moustaches run wild throughout Movember – all in a bid to raise money and awareness.
Sarah Thomas Signal Volunteer and Peer Support Coordinator

Tinnitus support groups from Shropshire hit the Gold Standard

Tinnitus support groups which meet in Shrewsbury and Telford have become two of the first groups in the country to be awarded the Gold Standard for tinnitus support groups by the British Tinnitus Association.
- Advertising -
Jack Savoretti

Jack Savoretti to headline ‘A Summer’s Evening in Telford’

Jack Savoretti is to headline 'A Summer's Evening in Telford' in June 2020 with special guest Imelda May.
The festival has four main music stages, a dance tent, children and youth festivals, workshops, a craft fair, food village, real ale, cocktail and gin bars and on-site camping and glamping. Photo: Drone Rangers

Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2020: First names revealed as tickets go on sale

The first names on the line up of next year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival have been confirmed as 2020 tickets go on sale.
Canadian iconoclast Tom Stade

Canadian iconoclast Tom Stade to perform at Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival’s 2020 Gala Show

Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival’s 2020 Gala Show is now on sale at the Theatre Severn Box Office and organisers have announced the first act.
Hencote Estate Winemaker Gavin Patterson has over 30 years’ experience in the industry

Shropshire vineyard to release first estate red wine

A Shropshire vineyard is to launch its first estate red wine just over a year since the winery opened to the public.
Christmas Food 2019

Where to eat and party in Shropshire Christmas and New Year 2019

The festive season is upon us and if you are looking for somewhere in Shropshire, to eat, drink and party then here is our guide.
Pictured at the Curry Life Awards 2019 are Mr Adam Shaw, Journalist Broadcaster, Matt Bushby, The UK Director of Marketing for Just Eat, Mr Zillur Rohman, Taj Uddin, Mahim Uddin, Lord Karan Bilimoria, founder of Cobra Beer and Cathy Newman, Journalist and Broadcaster

Mahim Shrewsbury wins ‘best’ takeaway at national Curry Life Awards

An Indian takeaway in Shrewsbury has been crowned one of the best takeaways in the UK, after winning a top prize at the Curry Life Awards in London.
- Advertisment -

Featured Articles

Weather

Shropshire
scattered clouds
8.6 ° C
10 °
7.2 °
76 %
5.7kmh
40 %
Fri
9 °
Sat
9 °
Sun
12 °
Mon
8 °
Tue
11 °
- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -

Latest Articles

- Advertisment -