Look who’s dropped in for the 400

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - VIC­TO­RIA NU­GENT

IT LOOKS like a blue po­lice box, it’s big­ger on the in­side and it’s a sur­prise at­trac­tion at this year’s Townsville 400.

Doc­tor Who fans have been tak­ing the op­por­tu­nity to get their photos snapped with a replica of the TARDIS, the time ma­chine made fa­mous in the science fic­tion TV se­ries.

The un­usual at­trac­tion has been made by Townsville Men’s Shed mem­bers for an arts fes­ti­val later this year.

The sTARDISS, named such to avoid copy­right prob­lems, will be part of An­i­mat­ing Space – Nocturne on Septem­ber 19, where po­ets, singers, ma­gi­cians and other artists will emerge from it for five- minute per­for­mances.

Af­ter the fes­ti­val, the Townsville Men’s Shed will hire the box as a fundraiser for the group.

Shed mem­ber Dar­ren Hilder said the big blue box had taken 10 weeks to make.

“It flat packs and pulls apart, so that was the harder part,” he said. “It re­ally is big­ger on the in­side. You can take the back off and then be in your lounge room.”

Pic­ture: SCOTT RAD­FORD- CHISHOLM

HELLO, HELLO: Dar­ren Hilder from Townsville Men's Shed demon­strates the sTARDISS.

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