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Thursday 13th June 2019, 7.00pm

Building A Martian House

Winterbourne Medieval Barn

7-9pm, The Cart Shed, Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne BS36 1SE

Over the past three years, artists Ella Good & Nicki Kent have been researching how to build an actual house that you could live in on Mars. Along the way they’ve been talking to scientists, engineers, architects and the general public to turn this into reality in a project called Building A Martian House.

Project collaborators include the award winning Hugh Broughton Architects, who designed the Halley VI British Antarctic Research Station, and from the University Of Bristol Professor Lucy Berthoud, a Spacecraft Systems Engineer, and Dr Robert Myhill, a seismologist and mineral physicist who is currently working on the NASA Insight Lander project.

The project explores what is possible to achieve through multi-disciplinary collaboration, and will ultimately create the house as a large scale public arts project – making something as ‘real as possible’ and on a fraction of the budget of NASA.

Join Ella and Nicki to find out what we will need to think about to live on another planet, and how you can get involved in the project. Ella Good and Nicki Kent are artists based in Bristol. Their work looks to create conversations about how we live now and how we might live in the future.

Tickets £5. Booking via ticketsource below.

For further details about Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust see website and

n.b. The main part of the site is closed for major restoration work, but small scale community events will continue in the newly-refurbished Cart Shed and in the adjoining nature reserve throughout the year. The Trust hopes that the whole site will re-open in the spring/summer of 2020.

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Winterbourne Medieval Barn
Church Lane, Winterbourne, BS36 1SE

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