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Bexley Civic Offices

2 Watling Street

Bexleyheath

DA6 7AT

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Organised by the Alcock and Brown Centenary Project Group (Crayford).

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A special performance as part of the celebrations to mark the centenary of the first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight by John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown. The flight was made in a modified Vickers Vimy bomber, originally designed and built in the Vickers factory in Crayford.

Magnificent Men - The nail-biting, side-splitting true story of this daredevil flight by pilot Capt. John Alcock and navigator Lt. Arthur Whitten Brown is told in the hit stage play ‘Those Magnificent Men’ by acclaimed writing duo Mitchell & Nixon, originally produced by New Perspectives Theatre Company in 2010/2011 and revived in 2015 by The Foundry Group. In the tiny open cockpit of a converted Vickers biplane, they flew from Newfoundland through dense fog, sleet, snow and hail – sometimes upside down – to Ireland and worldwide celebrity.

The performance is one of a number of celebration projects and events that has been possible by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and as well as donations from local businesses and community groups.

Find out more at www.alcockandbrownevents.co.uk

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