Dalek day fun for Sci-Fi fans at community centre in Jarrow

Dr Who characters are joined by Daleks at Primrose Village, Jarrow.
Dr Who characters are joined by Daleks at Primrose Village, Jarrow.

Sci-Fi fans were able to get up close and personal to Dr Who’s greatest enemy - the Dalek - at a fantasy fair.

Primrose Community Centre was turned into every comic book fan’s dream as a range of heroes descended on the venue.

Some of the colourful characters visiting Scifair at Primrose Village, Jarrow.

Some of the colourful characters visiting Scifair at Primrose Village, Jarrow.

The event held on Saturday was organised by Sci Fair - a fair for collectors.

The day attracted hundreds of people of all ages through the doors.

Visitors to the centre in Lambton Terrace, Jarrow, were able to have pictures taken with various heroes and villains or browse a range of stalls selling a variety of science fiction merchandise and memorabilia.

Organiser Keith Lawler, has been a sci-fi collector since he was a child after being introduced to Star Wars at the age of nine.

The turnout has been amazing once again.

Keith Lawler

He said: “We have had lots of stalls at the event selling merchandise or raising funds for charity.

“The turnout has been amazing once again. We thought the weather may have put some people off coming along but there has been people coming through the doors throughout the day, having a look around and interacting with the characters.”

Mr Lawler, from Sunderland, has been running sci-fi events throughout the country for a number of years in a bid to give collectors an outlet where they can share their sci-fi passion and buy and sell or exchange memorabilia.

The next big event will take place on November 13 at the Seaburn Centre in Sunderland.

Doors to the Christmas-themed Sci-Fi Fair will open at 11am until 4pm.

Mr father-of-two added: “These events are great and we love our traders. Over the years they have got to know each other and always come back.

“It’s a nice little family we have created here and everyone supports one another.

“The events are just a way for people who have the same interests to come together.

Mr Lawler added: “A lot of us have kids and they also take part in the events and like to help out.

“It’s good to see people taking an interest and having fun.

“Each year the fair gets bigger and bigger, so we must be doing something right.”

Further events have already been planned for next year, including an event in February at the Seaburn Centre and in March at Primrose CA.

For details on Sci Fair or to book a stall at the next event visit www.scifair.co.uk