Out of This World


Main Cathedral
02nd June 2019 18:30 - 20:30

Join Britain’s first astronaut, Helen Sharman CMG OBE as she talks about her experience of space travel under the huge 23ft replica earth in Liverpool Cathedral, as part of River Festival Liverpool.

Britain’s first astronaut, Helen Sharman, is coming to Liverpool to mesmerise guests at Liverpool Cathedral with a talk that will be out of this world. In her first appearance of 2019, and set under the backdrop of Luke Jerram’s Earth – Gaia, Helen will enthuse her audience about Space, STEM and the wonders of science.

Helen Sharman is a pioneer and role model for people of all ages and an inspirational speaker. She became the first British Astronaut when, in May 1991, she launched on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft and spent eight days orbiting the Earth, living and working on the MIR Space Station.

Selected from 13,000 applicants, she didn’t think she stood a chance of being chosen when she applied, after hearing an advert on the radio on her way home after work.
But Helen was exactly the right person - calm, practical, friendly, professional and a team player.

Hear her describe the meticulous training and preparation, learning Russian, the launch and landing, how weightlessness feels, her science experiments, the team spirit, then readjusting to life on Earth.

Helen will also take part in a question and answer session. 

Tickets cost £12 for adults and £10 for under 16s (over 10s only) plus £1 booking fee. 

Book your tickets here
*Please note: you will only be able to access to the Cathedral from 3 pm to come to  Evensong. There will not be any visiting access Cathedral after the service. This event is suitable for ages 10 and over. 

Image of Helen Sharman ©National Waterfront Museum, Swansea