Explore our future world at Norwich Science Festival 2018 – dates announced

Organisers of the popular Norwich Science Festival have announced that the Festival will return for October half-term, with events taking place between 19 and 27 October.

The Festival’s theme this year is ‘Our future world’, exploring how developments in science and technology will shape our future, as well as what we can all do to help make it sustainable. It kicks off on Friday 19 October with a day dedicated to celebrating our oceans, seas and rivers – from aquatic wildlife to our responsibility to protect the marine environment.

Other themed days focus on nature, physics, astronomy and space, engineering, technology, chemistry, health and the human body, a showcase of science from Norwich Research Park, and a family day at Norwich Cathedral.

Events to look forward to include Bakineering in Space, with The Great British Bake Off finalist Andrew Smyth – where he mixes baking and space, looking at what connects the humble meringue with getting astronauts home safely from orbit; Gastronaut Stefan Gates’ The Utterly Revolting Science Show, and Scottish wildlife cameraman and photographer Doug Allan, best known for his work in polar regions and underwater for programmes such as The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Life, and Frozen Planet.

Norwich Science Festival is co-ordinated by The Forum, with headline sponsorship from Anglian Water, and takes place in multiple venues across Norwich. Last year, more than 82,000 visits were made to the Festival’s events and hands-on activities.

Natalie Bailey, Norwich Science Festival producer, said: “We’re excited to bring the Festival back for its third year, and are busy programming some really fantastic events for everyone to enjoy. We’re particularly looking forward to the first day which will highlight our amazing oceans and rivers, their diverse ecology and what we can all do to help protect them.”

Norwich Science Festival and The Forum will also shortly hear if their bid to host Tim Peake’s Soyuz capsule has been successful in a national competition. To keep up-to-date with announcements, follow @NorwichSciFest on Twitter, or Norwich Science Festival on Facebook and Instagram, and keep an eye on norwichsciencefestival.co.uk.


For more information on Norwich Science Festival, please contact Jan Robertson, Norwich Science Festival Marketing Manager on jan.robertson@theforumnorwich.co.uk / 01603 727962.

Notes to editors

About the Norwich Science Festival

Celebrate the wonderful world of experiments, discoveries, exploration and innovation at Norwich Science Festival this October. Enjoy inspirational exhibitions, hands-on family activities, inspiring celebrity talks and sensational shows at The Forum, and at other venues around the city. This is a festival for all age groups and all levels of knowledge. norwichsciencefestival.co.uk

About The Forum

  • The Forum, in the centre of Norwich, is one of the UK’s most successful Millennium projects.
  • It’s a public building, open seven days a week, all year round (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
  • Everyone is welcome. Most of the public events, exhibitions and activities which take place at The Forum are free.
  • The Forum Trust is the independent, self-financing, charitable organisation which manages The Forum building.
  • It is responsible for The Forum’s continued development, growth and innovation.
  • The Trust works with many partners to ensure The Forum plays a valuable role in the community.
  • Details about the charitable ‘project purpose’ which underpins The Forum are on the website