THE SPACE – INTERVIEWS WITH DOM JOLY & DAVID SPROXTON (AND AUDIENCE Q&As)
Doors 19:00, starts at 19:40 (times may change slightly) / www.thespace.uk.com
Dom Joly is best known for creating and appearing in Trigger Happy TV, the Channel 4 television series that was first broadcast in January 2000. He is also the author of five books. His other television shows include Fool Britannia for ITV and World Shut Your Mouth for the BBC. Dom has appeared in I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, among other shows. Hidden camera series Trigger Happy TV was highly popular and successful around the world. Dom’s books include The Dark Tourist: Sightseeing in the World’s Most Unlikely Holiday Destinations. Places he went to include Chernobyl, Iran and North Korea. Scary Monsters and Super Creeps saw him in search of mythical creatures, such as the Yeti and Bigfoot. Dom’s most recent book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club: a short walk across the Lebanon, was published in 2019.www.domjoly.tv
David Sproxton co-founded Aardman Animations in 1972 with Peter Lord. It’s the company behind characters such as Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and films that include Chicken Run. His early work as an animator was on children’s show Vision On, before co-creating the popular clay character of Morph. With director and animator Nick Park, he was a producer of The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave, which featured Wallace and Gromit. David’s other work with Aardman includes Chicken Run, Shaun the Sheep and Flushed Away, as well as Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. He also worked on the Oscar-winning short film Creature Comforts, directed by Nick Park, and Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer video, as camera operator and lighting technician.