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Pressbox (Press Release) - The MaltingsTheatre, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Thursday 3rd April 7.30pm

On April 3, audiences are in for a truly out-of-this-world evening examining unexplained phenomena including UFOs, alien abductions, crop circles with former Ministry of Defence investigator Nick Pope.

The author, journalist and TV personality’s forthcoming lecture at The Maltings Theatre in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, on Thursday 3rd April at 7.30pm is his first UK talk in two years and likely to be his only UK appearance in 2014.

Nick Pope who previously investigated UFOs for the MoD, has been dubbed “the real-life Fox Mulder” by the media, and will be giving a personal view of what it was like working on the “real-life X-Files”.

He worked for the MoD for 21 years where his duties included researching and investigating the UFO mystery. He was also the public face of the five-year programme to declassify the UK government’s UFO files and release them to the National Archives.

Mr Pope now works as a freelance writer and broadcaster and emigrated to America two years ago, where he has worked on the marketing and publicity for a number of Hollywood sci-fi movies and alien invasion-themed video games.

This one-off lecture provides a rare opportunity for the UK public to come and meet the man who is more qualified than most to answer the question, “Are we alone in the Universe?”

Regarding his upcoming appearance, Nick Pope commented,
“Interest in UFOs is at an all-time high and I hope the audience will be interested in hearing a few secrets about the MoD’s UFO investigations. Whether people are believers, sceptics, or undecided, I think they’ll be intrigued to hear about the most bizarre subject ever studied by the Ministry of Defence.”

His lecture will include information on:

• The recently-completed release of the MoD’s UFO files;
• Britain’s best-known UFO sighting, the Rendlesham Forest incident;
• The most bizarre and mysterious cases in the MoD’s UFO files;
• The recent spate of near-misses between UFOs and aircraft;
• The truth about the various UFO cover-up and conspiracy theories;
• The scientific search for extraterrestrial life;
• Insights into what the government response would be if we find alien life.

The audience will have a chance to ask questions and even share their own thoughts and experiences on the subject.

When asked what he is most looking forward to about returning home to the UK he replied,
“It's going to be nice reconnecting with UK audiences after two years living in America. There's massive interest in UFOs, so it's great to have the chance to give people an insight into what the government really knows about all this”. He added, “And I'm hoping to go out for a curry and a beer afterwards. Nobody does Indian food quite as well as we Brits!”

In addition to writing on his specialist subject, Mr Pope has been interviewed extensively, with appearances on television shows like Newsnight, Good Morning America, CNN’s Larry King Live, Blue Peter and the main BBC and ITV news bulletins, as well as giving a talk at the Royal Albert Hall.

Nick Pope’s exclusive UK appearance will take place at The Maltings Theatre in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland (TD15 1AJ), on Thursday April 3rd at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12.50 / £11 concession, Child £5 (ages 8-16) and can be purchased online at www.maltingsberwick.co.uk or by ringing the venue’s box office on 01289 330 999. Suggested age guidance 8+. Approximate running time 2-1/2 hours (including interval).

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Media Contacts:

Nick Pope is available for media interviews before 3rd April and on the day. For further information contact:

Nicky Harrison on 07824 390826 or nicky@whitehotcomms.co.uk
Or Jon Corbett on 07814 232242 or jon@whitehotcomms.co.uk

Hi Res images available by contacting Nicky or Jon


The Maltings Theatre & Cinema:

The Maltings (Berwick) Trust – trading as The Maltings Theatre & Cinema – located in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland is England's most northern theatre and is uniquely positioned on the border between England and Scotland.

The Maltings is currently funded by Northumberland County Council and Arts Council England. As of 1 April 2012, The Maltings assumed its role as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) with Arts Council England, having secured a quadrupling of their annual funding from £42,000 in 2011-12 to £175,000 annually in 2012-13, then rising to £184,000 by 2015. This was the fourth highest percentage increase in the country.

The Maltings’ building contains the Main House Theatre (a proscenium arch theatre with raked stalls, circle and boxes, seating 310) and the refurbished Henry Travers Studio (a black box space with retractable seating for approximately 70) .

The venue also includes The Stage Door Bar (a bohemian-style theatre bar), The Maltings Kitchen café and restaurant, the offices of the Berwick-upon-Tweed Film & Media Arts Festival, meeting rooms and associated facilities.

Chief Executive & Artistic Director, Matthew Rooke, assumed his post in January 2012, following the resignation of his predecessor, Dr Miles Gregory.

The Maltings currently presents over 200 live events annually. Additionally, it is one of the Northeast’s leading independent cinemas, screening around 200 film titles per year. The theatre’s 35mm cinema projection system underwent a digital conversion in February 2013 with funding from Northumberland County Council, allowing the venue to present an entirely new area of programming, live performance broadcasts.

Additional detailed information about The Maltings Theatre & Cinema can be found at www.maltingsberwick.co.uk.

Berwick Visual Arts:

In April 2012, as part of its new Arts Council NPO status, The Maltings Theatre & Cinema announced the formation of Berwick Visual Arts, a new initiative that brings visual arts in Berwick-upon-Tweed under one banner, including existing arts venues, potential new venue partners, and the wider visual arts community. To read a detailed press release (23 April 2012) about Berwick Visual Arts go to www.maltingsberwick.co.uk/news/69.

Full details about Berwick Visual Arts, including current and forthcoming exhibitions and artists residencies can be found at www.berwickvisualarts.co.uk.

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