Upstart have been selected for the 2019 CAS:AIR project residency, starting from September 2019. The project aims to connect Andover with ‘the bigger picture’ and give the whole of Andover an opportunity to experience a universe of hope and possibility.

We'll work with Andover Young Carers and the Picket Twenty Fillies (W.I.) to name, design and build a spacecraft, drawing on the advice of the team at Winchester Science Centre. Carried by a weather balloon, the spacecraft will be launched to an altitude of at least 20km above the earth.

Our participants and the people of Andover will fill the spacecraft with words and images representing who we are now, and our hopes for the future. As the spacecraft ascends into the stratosphere, these messages will be released, spreading them across southern England and beyond.

We're planning to launch the spacecraft in a public ceremony later in the year - watch this space or join our mailing list for details soon!

This CAS:AIR project is made possible with the support of Arts Council England, Test Valley Borough Council, Test Valley Arts Foundation, Andover Vision, Andover Town Council and Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium.



16 September - 7 December 2019


Tom Mansfield

Director & Co-creator