The force has truly awakened in Bury St Edmunds after a galaxy’s worth of Star Wars characters marched through the town to launch its biggest-ever sci-fi exhibition this morning.
The Norwich Star Wars Club - Suffolk Division donned an array of costumes to march from Angel Hill to open the Sci-Fi & Action Exhibition at Moyse’s Hall Museum.
The exhibition which runs until November 15 features items from TV and movie classics such as Star Wars, Star Trek and Dr Who, as well as action movies Iron Man, Hellboy, Batman, James Bond, and the Marvel and DC comic franchises.
Fans of Star Wars and Batman are in for a real treat as four stars from the films have been lined up for the opening weekend including Paul Blake (Greedo - A New Hope, 1977), Michael Carter (Bib Fortuna - Return of the Jedi 1983), Chris Bunn (the original Star Wars Stormtrooper on whom the first Stormtrooper costume was based) and Martin Ballantyne (one of Joker’s henchmen in The Dark Knight).
Meanwhile, Madeleine Smith - Miss Caruso, the first Roger Moore-era Bond Girl - will be at the museum on October 30.
Anyone interested in joining the Norwich Star Wars Club - Suffolk Division - can search Norwich Star Wars Club - Suffolk Division, or Norwich Star Wars Club on Facebook. It meets at Moreton Hall Youth Club.