Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity 2020


January 20th, 2020

The Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity is making a return for 2020, seeing the University of Nottingham join forces with Nottingham Trent University, the City Council and more partners to bring interactive science activities to the people of Nottingham.

Now in its sixth year, the festival is partially funded by UoN’s Institute for Policy and Engagement and this year is expected to be the biggest edition yet.

Events will take place across the city from Wednesday 12 February – Wednesday 19 February featuring a number of scientists and researchers from the University.

Some highlights of the festival include:

  • What’s Brewing? The Science Behind Beer. Weds 12 Feb, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Barley Twist, Carrington Street. Ever thought about the science behind how beer is made? Join in for an evening discovering all the wonderful brewing science happening in Nottingham.
  • Anatomy Nights: Valentine’s Day Special. Fri 14 Feb, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Canalhouse, Canal Street. Join clinical anatomist Dr Kat Sanders as she takes you on a tour of a remarkable organ, the heart – culminating in a live heart dissection.
  • Matt Woodham: Sensing Systems. Sat 15 Feb, 11am-3pm, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University. Matt Woodham presents his debut solo exhibition Sensing Systems, filled with a composition of connected installations, positioning visitors within a system of light, sound and motion.
  • Curiosity Market. Sat 15 Feb, 10am-4pm, Victoria Centre Market, intu Victoria Centre. Dive into a gene pool, challenge your family to a reaction-time competition and explore the journey of medicines from powder to pill.
  • Camp Querdy Tues 18 Feb, 7pm-9.30pm, Nonsuch Studios, 92 Lower Parliament Street. An evening of comedy, sequins and prizes featuring some of the finest and funniest clever-clogs that the rainbow has to offer.

In addition, Lakeside Arts have organised a few extra-special events for the festival, why not check them out?

  • Tom
    Set in a hinterland between the civilised world and the wild, Tom explores the story of one man’s journey to rediscover who he really is. This remarkable and poignant film installation fuses b-boy choreography by award-winning film maker Wilkie Branson with digital animation to create a cinematic world where it’s entirely possible to feel lonely in the midst of a crowd.
  • Flight
    Flight takes place in a 40 foot shipping container in absolute darkness, using binaural 360 degree sound and sensory effects to put each audience member at the centre of intense evolving narratives. Flight explores the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics, taking audience members through two worlds, two realities and two possible outcomes to their journey.

Have a look at some highlights from last year’s event:

To find out more about the festival and view the whole programme of events, visit the Festival of Science and Curiosity website.

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2 Comments

January 24th, 2020 at 3:32 pm

Jackie Thompson

There’s an error on the dates

Events will take place across the city from Wednesday 12 February – Wednesday 19 January featuring a number of scientists and researchers from the University.

January 24th, 2020 at 3:34 pm

Cyrus M

Hi Jackie. Thanks for flagging up, that must have slipped past us. We’ve made the change and the date is accurate now.

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