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It’s time for more science fun, as fourth Norwich Science Festival blasts off!

There’s something for everyone at this year’s Norwich Science Festival, from minibeasts to outer space and everything in-between, which kicks off on Friday 18 October.

The Festival is now bigger than ever, with over 180 events for all ages and all levels of knowledge, and is co-ordinated by The Forum and partners such as Norwich Research Park and UEA.

The fun begins with a strictly adults-only event on Friday 18 October, called Science After Six, where grown-ups can have a go at hands-on science themselves, plus enjoy a spot of science comedy, rap science, cocktails and even an ‘organ off’ called Offal Waffle, where the battle for the best organ is fought!

From Saturday 19 to Saturday 26 October, families can head to the host venue, The Forum, for free, hands-on science fun between 10am and 4pm – each day has a different theme, from our bodies to space, so there’s plenty of half-term activities!

Highlight events throughout the Festival include Dr Jane Goodall (sold out); BBC One Show presenter Dr Marty Jopson with a family show about the science of food; Hashtag – a panel debate on social media and mental health, and Chris Watson’s A Journey South which showcases the sights and sounds from the David Attenborough BBC series Frozen Planet.

The Festival is made possible by headline sponsorship from Anglian Water, plus additional sponsorship from Norwich Accountancy Services, University Technical College Norfolk, Vattenfall, Briar Chemicals, Fitness Space, Veolia, Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, KLM UK Engineering and EIRA.

For more information or tickets, see www.norwichsciencefestival.co.uk or visit the ticket desk in The Forum.

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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, organised by The Forum with support from partnership organisations including Norwich Research Park and UEA. The 2019 Festival patrons include Lizzie Daly –– TV presenter and wildlife biologist, Mark Thompson – astronomer, broadcaster and author, and Ben Garrod – evolutionary biologist and great ape conservationist. A Learning Programme for schools, colleges, home-educated learners and youth groups runs 14–17 October. The 2019 headline sponsor is Anglian Water, with additional sponsorship from Norwich Accountancy Services, University Technical College Norfolk, Vattenfall, Briar Chemicals, Fitness Space, Veolia, Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, KLM UK Engineering and EIRA.

Explore the Norwich Science Festival website for the full programme norwichsciencefestival.co.uk  and follow Norwich Science Festival on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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

http://www.theforumnorwich.co.uk/