SKY At Night presenter, Professor Lucie Green, has been announced as one of the stars at this year's Fairford Festival, Chris Roberts writes.

Professor Lucie Green, a BBC astronomer, Professor of Physics and presenter of TV programmes such as The Sky At Night and Stargazing Live, will be one of the special guests appearing at the Festival of Fiction which runs on Saturday, June 8 from 9am-.

Professor Green underlines Fairford Festival’s space theme celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landings.

Other confirmed guests for the third annual Festival of Fiction are Doug Naylor, co-creator and current writer of the hit BBC and Dave SF comedy series Red Dwarf, Kieran Larwood, the Blue Peter award-winning children’s author and Mike Collins, X-Men legend, comic book artist of the Apollo true story graphic novel and storyboarder for the current series of Doctor Who.

Previous guests have included Sherlock creators, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat and Life on Mars creator, Matthew Graham.

The Festival of Fiction runs in its own marquee in the grounds of Fairford Cricket Club and will also feature several astronomy-related attractions to interest all age groups.

Tickets to The Festival of Fiction for the whole day cost £8 and can be bought online (plus a small booking fee) by searching for ‘Eventbrite Fairford Festival of Fiction 2019’ or from 7a Coffee Shop or The Coffee Post (no booking fee).

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