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Lincoln event invites you to take in space with a Dr Who star

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Fans of Doctor Who will have a chance to meet a star of the show this week.

Sophie Aldred, who played the Doctor’s companion in the hit TV series in the 1980s, will be visiting an exciting exhibit in Lincoln.

Sophie, who played the seventh Doctor’s (Sylvester McCoy) companion and become the final companion of the series’ first run, will be visiting the Collection Museum on Friday (March 18).

Focus on the Gaia installation, (51813376)
Focus on the Gaia installation, (51813376)

At the event, she will be sharing insights into her fascinating career.

Paul Mason, visitor experience manager at the Collection Museum, said: “We’ve developed a full programme of events around the ‘Gaia’ exhibition to help visitors really make the most out of this amazing installation.

“The huge 6m Earth provides a perfect backdrop for Sophie to talk about her fictional travels through space and time!”

This will also be a unique opportunity for visitors to have their photograph taken with Sophie in front of the ‘Gaia’ installation, with time for autographs too.

Brainchild of artist Luke Jerram, ‘Gaia’ – which enjoyed a bumper opening weekend at The Collection with more than 1,500 visitors – is a scale model of our planet that allows visitors to gaze upon the world as if from space.

The event begins at 6pm, with the talk beginning at 7pm. The Muse Coffee Bar will be open during the evening for refreshments.

Tickets for An Evening with Sophie Aldred cost just £10 and are available from www.thecollectionmuseum.com/exhibitions-and-events.

‘Gaia’ is on display at The Collection Museum until Sunday, May 29.

There are a host of events taking place during the exhibition’s run at the museum.

On Sundays in March, April and May (excluding Sunday, April 10), there are morning yoga sessions from 9am to 10am.

There will be a late night opening on Friday, March 25 from 4pm to 8pm and ‘Chilled Out’ opening hours from 9am to 10am every Wednesday.

Find full details of other events taking place at www.thecollectionmuseum.com.

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