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BRIGHT SPARKS SATURDAY - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10-11

10.00am - 5.00pm For 7-12 year-olds

Top explainers from top universities bring tip-top equipment to show you the world of tomorrow, today. But the main thing is, it’s fun; with 35 hands-on activities and demonstrations around Hove Park Upper School, designed to fascinate grown-ups as much as their children. About 3,000 visit during the weekend. Average stay is two hours, but many stay all day. Give yourselves plenty of time. For tickets, directions and advice, go to the back page of this brochure, or to the website. Hove Park Upper School, Nevill Road, Hove, BN3 7BN £6 / £21 for family ticket, under-7s free. Ages 7-14

WHITE HEAT SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17

10.30am - 5.00pm

For 11 years-old and up.

The Sackler Centre’s famous exhibition and demonstration Being SomeBody is the centre-piece of this special day for young people. Debating and discussing young people’s issues will be MC’ed by the Stand-Up Philosophers and the irresistible Talkaoke Table. Meanwhile, find out why Swearing Is Good For You, and check out your prejudices with What’s Your Bias. Enjoy the science, the crafts, the refreshments, the games, and find out what it’s like ‘to be somebody’. Sallis Benney Theatre, 58 Grand Parade, BN2 0JY £7. £5 students and concessions. Ages 11+ Check out the full programme online.

HANDS-ON HALF-TERM All Week

We have a ton of events (literally, a hundred). This means the brochure is packed, so please go online to find more details about the events, maps, journey time and details for booking tickets. Each day’s programme can be downloaded as well, so you can plan your trips properly in advance.

Last year just about everything had full houses, so book in advance if you can, (especially for computer-related events, since they tend to have smaller group sizes).

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SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY

BRIGHT SPARKS - SEE PREvIOUS PAGE Unmissable for all 7-11 year-olds

I SPY MUSEUM 10:00am - 5:00pm (drop-in) Find the Museum Cart and set off on a spy mission to find extreme museum objects: the smallest, biggest, shiniest, weirdest things that are on display. Brighton Museum, Royal Pavilion Gdns BN1 1EE Free with Brighton Museum admission. All ages. Recommended 7+

SLIME TIME 10.00, 11.15, 1.00, 2.15 (45 mins) The messy science of slime at Artpod’s Rottingdean Art Lab. Make different slime each day. Take home a pot of your very own slime! Today Glass Slime (AM) and Fluffy Slime (PM). Artpod, 20–22 High St, Rottingdean, BN2 7HR £6.95 per kid. Ages 5+ MAKERLAB MONSTERS 11:00am, 2:00pm (2 hours) Make cool toys. Learn how to use 3D pens and reuse toys in a draw, cut, stick and sew workshop. Then photograph and digitally edit your monsters and print them onto your own personalised T-shirt. 76–81 Kings Road Arches, BN1 2FN (on seafront next to the i360) £30 per participant. Ages 7+ Adults welcome

SCIENCE SECRETS BEHIND MAGIC 3:30pm (1 hour) Oliver Meech shows you the HOW behind the WOW: the surprising science behind magic tricks. A fun-filled, hands-on workshop. Learn the secrets, try the tricks, amaze the world (or at least your friends). Sweet Dukebox, The Southern Belle, 3 Waterloo Street, BN3 1AQ Under 16s £5. Accompanying adults £1. Ages 7+ ALBERT EINSTEIN: RELATIvITIvELY SPEAKING (JUNIOR EDITION) 6:00pm (1 hour) Albert, the genius behind the coolest moustache in science, accompanied by guest rapper MC Squared, quantum-leaps us through two world wars, and the wurst sausage joke ever. An award-winning show for all ages. Sallis Benney Theatre, 58 Grand Parade, BN2 0JY £5 Ages 6+

ARCTIC ADvENTURE – Beatrice von Preussen 12:00pm–6:00pm (drop-in) Sketch books, photo albums and diaries that Beatrice von Preussen made in the Arctic Circle, for an illustrated children’s book about nature – volcanic thermal springs, fossilised worms’ teeth and other wonders. ONCA Gallery, 14 St George’s Place, BN1 4GB Free (donations) All ages

OLIvER MEECH: WHEN MAGIC AND SCIENCE COLLIDE 2.0 2pm, 5:30pm The sell-out smash returns. Amazing tricks inspired by astounding science. Oliver meddles with forces we barely understan in a comedy magic show for the QI generation. It’s the natural selection! Sweet Dukebox, The Southern Belle, 3 Waterloo Street, BN3 1AQ Under 16s £6. Adults £8. Family ticket (2 A and 2 Ch) £24. All ages 7+

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SUNDAY 11 FEBRUARY

BRIGHT SPARKS - SEE PAGE 3 Unmissable for all 7-11 year-olds See listing for Saturday 10th February

I SPY MUSEUM 10:00am–5:00pm (drop-in) See listing for Saturday 10th February

SLIME TIME 10.00, 11.15, 1.00, 2.15 (45 mins) Today Crunchy Slime (AM) and Iceberg Slime (PM) See listing for Saturday 10th February MAKERLAB MONSTERS 11:00, 2:00 (2 hrs) See listing for Saturday 10th Feb. ARCTIC ADvENTURE 12pm–4pm (drop-in) See listing for Saturday 10th February

POTIONS AND COMMOTIONS 12:00pm–2:00pm (2 hours) Why do witches’ brews bubble and fume? What goes in the cauldron to make them change colour? You can mix chemicals, create colours and cast a spell. What does ‘Eye of Newt’ actually look like? Learn about some of the microscopic ingredients that might go in the cauldron. Bellerbys College, 1 Billinton Way, BN1 4LF Free (donations) Ages 11+ LOOK UP! 7:00pm–8:00pm (1 hour) A stellar show for kids and parents about the science behind space exploration. Which planet is hottest? Which would float in a swimming pool? And just how much space is in space? Simon Watt shows experiments you can do at home. (No planets will be harmed). Sallis Benney Theatre, 58 Grand Parade, BN2 0JY £6 / £3 Concessions Ages 7+

MONDAY 12 FEBRUARY

MAD MACHINES: RUBE GOLDBERG CHALLENGE 9.30am–3:00pm daily Mon–Fri Five-day workshop, with expert tuition from MakerClub to create a wacky and original Rube Goldberg machine. Includes 3D design, electronics, mechanical engineering, programming and more! MakerClubHQ, 4 Longley Industrial Estate, 5 New England Street, BN1 4GY. Ages 10–14 Early Bird Tickets £300. Standard Tickets £425 (inc. vAT and booking fees).

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ANTWEIGHT ROBOTS 10.00am, 12.15pm, 3.00pm (1½ hours) Design, decorate and drive a remote-controlled robot and compete against other teams in an Antweight version of TV smash Robot Wars. University of Brighton science students will be on hand to help you make and test your machine. The Walrus, 10 Ship St, BN1 1AD £5 Ages 11+

ARCTIC ADvENTURE WORKSHOP Fun with Fossils 10:00am–12:00pm An Arctic workshop. Draw with rocks, make fossils and handle rocks which have been buried beneath rivers of ice for millions of years. ONCA Gallery, 14 St George’s Place, BN1 4GB £10. £8 for siblings. Ages up to 12. Under 5s must be with carer. MONSTER-MAKE HALF TERM 10:00am–12:00pm, 1:00pm–3:00pm (drop-in) A creative and crafty workshop with Grizzle Grump author and illustrator Aaron Blecha, a great local artist with a comical and colourful style. He will help you unleash your imagination and create aliens, zombies and monsters. Hove Museum, 19 New Church Rd, BN3 4AB £2.50 per child Ages 3+

SLIME TIME 10.00, 11.15, 1.00, 2.15 (45 mins) Colour-change Slime (am) & Metallic Slime (pm) See listing for Sat 10th February

CURIOSITY HUB: MINECRAFT DINOSAUR DIG 10.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm (1 hr) Unearth virtual velociraptors in a prehistoric Minecraft world. You work together to uncover a mysterious fossil and then handle real specimens from the museum collection. A right Jurassic lark! Booth Museum, 194 Dyke Road, BN1 1EE £8 Ages 7+

ROCKET FACTORY 11am, 1pm, 3pm (1 ½ hrs) Jon London helps you design, build and fly your very own rocket on Brighton beach. Work on your own or as a family to build the best rocket and send it on a test flight. Our record is 100 metres: can you beat it? British Airways i360, Lower Kings Rd, BN1 2LN Ages 11+. (age 6+ if with adult). £6 per child.

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Monday - continued

CODER ACADEMY WITH SEAN MCMANUS 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm (1 hr) The Coder Academy gives you the basics of the Scratch programming language and a chance to use pen blocks to experiment with digital art. The sessions are hosted by author and programmer Sean McManus, and the ticket price includes a free copy of his new activity-packed book. Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, BN1 1GE Ages 7–10 £8 BLOCKBUILDERS WATER CYCLE 11:00am, 2:00pm (2 hours) Become a raindrop and explore the water cycle using Minecraft. Fall out of the sky onto the Downs and find your way to the aquifer – get spurted out of a household tap and travel the sewers to the sea where you’ll evaporate back into a raincloud. BlockBuilders use simple technology to look at environmental issues and explore the world around us. The Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront, Brighton Marina, BN2 5UU Ages 7+ £15 ARCTIC ADvENTURE 12pm–6pm See listing for Saturday 10th February

BALLOON CAR RACERS 2pm–4pm (allow at least 1 hr) Use common household objects to make speedy balloon racers. Then race your cars against each other and find out who is the Balloon Car Racing Champion. (Make sure you have time to see round the amazing toy museum). Brighton Toy Museum, 52 Trafalgar St, BN1 4EB Free with admission to the museum: Adult £6.50, Concession £5.50, Child £4.00, Family (up to 2 Adult and 3 Children) £14 Ages 7–11

A HISTORY OF ROCKETRY 7.30pm - 9.15pm A mix of history, science, explosions and mayhem, Jon London's one-man show takes a look at the history of rocketry over the last two and a half thousand years, from Ancient Greece through China to the space race and today. Sallis Benney Theatre, 58 Grand Parade, BN2 0JY Ages 11+ £6 6

TUESDAY 13 FEBRUARY

ARCTIC ADvENTURE WORKSHOP – SCIENCE IN THE ARCTIC 10am–12pm Meet artist Beatrice von Preussen, who recently sailed through the high Arctic looking for fossils and collecting research for a children’s nature book; and Arctic Scientist Dr Sarah Harpenslager. Have a go with real scientific equipment and make your own arctic sample kit. ONCA Gallery, 14 St George’s Place, BN1 4GB £10 per participant. £8 for siblings Ages up to 12. Under 5s must be with carer I SPY MUSEUM 10am–5pm (drop-in) See listing for Saturday 10th February MONSTER-MAKE HALF TERM 10am–12pm, 1pm–3pm (drop-in) See listing for Monday 12th February

SLIME TIME 10.00, 11.15, 1.00, 2.15 (45 mins) Today Galaxy Slime (AM) and Glowing Slime (PM) See listing for Saturday 10th February

BARCLAYS DIGITAL EAGLES 10.30am, 1.30pm (1½–2 hours) Barclays’ Digital Eagles, coding experts, will help you with fun challenges while you learn the basics of coding. Get up to speed with the Scratch programme and explore Barclays’s own online platform Code Playground. Barclays Eagle Lab, 1 Preston Road, BN1 4QU Ages 7–17 Free, but attendees must register at www.barclays.co.uk/codeplayground

GREAT GREEN INvENTORS 10.30am, 1.00pm, and 2.45pm (1 ½ hours) Become a designer and engineer, using upcycled waste to make a world-beating car. Hear about some incredible wind and solar cars and take part in a race to test your invention. The Walrus, 10 Ship St, BN1 1AD £3 Recommended ages 7–11

MINECRAFT MARINA MODDING 11.00am, 2.00pm (2 hours) Let’s redesign Brighton Marina! BlockBuilders give you a detailed virtual model of the Marina built in Minecraft, where you explore planning and environmental issues in a workshop that lets young people grapple with the problems and devise their own solutions. The Barge at Brighton Marina, The Waterfront, Brighton Marina, BN2 5UU £15 Ages 7+


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Tuesday - continued

ROCKET FACTORY,11am, 1pm, 3pm (1 ½ hrs) See listing for Monday 12th February ARCTIC ADvENTURE 12.00pm–6.00pm See listing for Saturday 10th February

SHADOW STUDIO WORKSHOP 12pm, 1.15pm, 3.00pm, 4.15pm (45 mins) Learn the tricks of early cinema in a shadow puppet workshop using the simplest of materials to make the most of your imagination. Turn stories into stop motion, capture digital stills and explore light through the magic of movement. Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, BN1 4AJ All ages £8

MYSTERY AT FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE 2pm, 3.30pm, 5.00pm (7.30pm, 9.00pm) A unique interactive and immersive theatre experience. You are in an abandoned lab, with a storm brewing and a monster to make. Help Igor to bring the Creature to life – solve the riddles and conduct experiments before the lightning strikes! Sweet Dukebox, The Southern Belle, 3 Waterloo Street, BN3 1AQ Ages 12+. Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult (7.30pm and 9pm are 18+ due to licensing restrictions) £10 (or £70 for a full group of 8 at one timeslot)

DR EMILY’S WEIRD AND WONDERFUL SCIENCE FACTS 2.30pm, 4.00pm Did you know that you can block a tickle? Snakes can bite you even when they’re dead? We make better decisions when we need a wee?! TV scientist Dr Emily Grossman explains some of the world’s weirdest science facts. Sweet St Andrews, Waterloo Street, BN3 1AQ Ages 7+ £8 (£6 concession, £24 family ticket - 2A+2Ch)

MONSTERS THAT MIGHT BE 7.30pm What might the future inhabitants of Earth look like? And what creatures might we accidentally create through our current actions? Zoologist and author Jules Howard takes you on a Darwinian safari tour of the creatures that might one day stalk the Earth. Warning: flying bunnies alert! Sallis Benney Theatre, 58 Grand Parade, BN2 0JY Ages 7+ £5 8

SAMANTHA BAINES: 1 WOMAN, A HIGH-FLYER AND A FLAT BOTTOM. 8.00pm Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines brings her critically acclaimed and complete sell-out Edinburgh 2017 show to Komedia for one night only. This year she’s exploring the lost women of science. Expect facts, puns and an ear trumpet attached to a whiskey bottle. Komedia Studio, 44 Gardner St, BN1 1UN £12 / £10 concessions Ages 16+

WEDNESDAY 14 FEBRUARY

ARCTIC ADvENTURE WORKSHOP – PRINT A POLAR BEAR 10am–12pm Make a linocut print of one of the Arctic’s grandest creatures with artist Beatrice von Preussen, (See listing for Saturday February 10). ONCA Gallery, 14 St George’s Place, BN1 4GB £10 per participant. £8 for siblings Ages up to 12. Under-5s must be with carer I SPY MUSEUM 10am–5pm (drop-in) See listing for Saturday 10th February

SLIME TIME 10.00, 11.15, 1.00, 2.15 (45 mins) Today Glass Slime (AM) and Fluffy Slime (PM) See listing for Saturday 10th February

AMAZING SCIENCE FOR WINTER AFTERNOONS - with SPHERE SCIENCE 10.15–3.40, last admissions 3.00pm (drop-in) Making-taking-testing fun and practical science activities, plus science tricks demos and an interactive workshop about the science of the candle. Plus-plus exciting science souvenirs. Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, BN1 1AF Ch £4. Ad £2. Under 3s free. All ages. Drop-in

BUILDING BRIDGES – with SCIENCE ROCKS 10.30am–4pm (drop-in, approx 1 hr) Build a race track to fill a hall, entirely out of newspaper, using Stixx rods, (sturdy sticks made from sheets of newspaper). At the end of the day we’ll send a miniature camera car around it. Hanover Centre, 33 Southover St, BN2 9UD £2.50 per person. Recommended ages 8–14

SHOCKING SCIENCE 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm (45 mins) Join the makers of AQUILA magazine to harness the power of Prometheus with some polystyrene and the remains of last night’s quiche. With simple kit you can experiment with static electricity and make lightning. The Walrus, 10 Ship St, BN1 1AD £3 per family (based on 4). Ages 6+

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MONSTERS IN OUTER SPACE 11am (2 ½ hrs) (drop-in) Little Green Pig gives a writing workshop to explore this year’s theme of monsters and outer space. The workshop includes lively discussion, games and more. The Barge, Waterfront, Brighton Marina, BN2 5UU Free (funded by Goodall Foundation). NOTE: Workshop is open to all, with priority for Whitehawk & Bristol Estate communities (see website for more details and how to book.) ARCTIC ADvENTURE 12pm–6pm (drop-in) See listing for Saturday 10th February

BIG LITTLE MULTIvERSE 12pm–5pm (drop-in) Size matters! From the enormity of the universe (with film screenings) to the minuteness of genetics (Peer through microscope and even extract the DNA from a kiwi fruit), get to grips with the incredibly vast and the unbelievably tiny. Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, BN1 4AJ All ages. Under 16s must be with an adult. Adults £3, children go free.

MYSTERY AT FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE 2pm, 3.30pm, 5pm (7.30pm, 9pm) See listing for Tuesday 13th February

BURSTING WITH BUBBLES 6pm, 7.30 (1 hr) A magical journey into the wonderful science of bubbles with eccentric musical bubbleologist Simon Fortune. Using smoke, helium, and methane, he’ll bring bubbles to life with volcano tricks, tornado experiments and fiery explosions. Putting the pop into popular science. Sallis Benney Theatre, 58 Grand Parade, BN2 0JY £4 All ages

ANATOMY NIGHT: MATTERS OF THE HEART 6.30pm (1 hr.) Join BSMS for a rather different Valentine’s Day: anatomists take you on a guided tour of the heart while dissecting a real one on stage. You will see where the real heartstrings are and how it beats. You can even become part of the surgical team! The Walrus, 10 Ship St, BN1 1AD Ages 13+ £4


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THURSDAY 15 FEBRUARY

vENTURE CODERS: HACKING FOR BEGINNERS 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm (2hrs) Instead of spending hours building houses in Minecraft, what if you could do it all with a few lines of code? Learn how to hack the game using the Python programming language and get to grips with Raspberry Pi computers Latest Music Bar, 14 Manchester St, BN2 1TF Ages 9+ £10 CURIOSITY HUB: LEGO ROBOTICS 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm (1 hour) Learn how to programme a ‘Hungry Alligator’ robot using Lego Education WeDo kits. Simple software instructs the robots to move and make sounds. This exciting workshop explores the mechanics of motors, sensors, axles and gears. Hanover Centre, 33 Southover St, BN2 9UD Recommended ages 6–9 £8. Book early!

THE LATEST NEWS 10.00, 11.30, 2.30, 4.00 (1 hr) TV newscasters have to be tough enough to do it in war zones or floods, in a lions cage or out in space; and smart enough to learn their lines in no time, present them coolly, change them in a blink, and keep smiling all the time. Can you do it? At the Latest TV studio there are no wars or floods, just smiling experts who will show you how to do your own news broadcast ‘right on the spot’. Latest Music Bar, 14 Manchester St, BN2 1TF Ages 10+ £5

I SPY MUSEUM 10am–5pm (drop-in) See listing for Saturday 10th February

MONSTER-MAKE HALF TERM 10am–12pm, 1pm–3pm (drop-in) See listing for Monday 12th February

SLIME TIME 10.00, 11.15, 1.00, 2.15 (45 mins) Today Crunchy Slime (AM) and Iceberg Slime (PM) See listing for Saturday 10th February

AMAZING SCIENCE FOR WINTER AFTERNOONS - with SPHERE SCIENCE 10.15–3.40, last admissions 3pm (drop-in). See listing for Wednesday 14th February

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BARCLAYS DIGITAL EAGLES 10.30am, 1.30pm (1½–2 hours) See listing for Tuesday 13th February

CYCLE THE SOLAR SYSTEM 10.30am & 2.00pm (2.5 hours) Travel faster than the speed of light with science-artist Nick Sayers for a fun 4.5km guided bike tour of the planets at a billionth true scale, along the Centurion Way in the South Downs National Park. Bring a road-safe bike, lights, warm clothes, thick socks and your curiosity. Start point: On the Centurion Way path, west of Hunters Way, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 5RB (between Brandy Hole Lane and Hunters Race) Adults £5 / Children £2.50 / Family (2 adults, 2 children) £14 - Booking essential. Ages 10+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

SCIENCE MAGIC & MAGIC SCIENCE 11.30am, 2pm (1 hour approx.) Always a Festival favourite, Ian B Dunne returns with more strange noises, levitating objects, flash bangs and the occasional funny smell, to make you make gape, gasp, wonder and laugh. Come and be spellbound by science. The Brighthelm Centre, North Road, BN1 1YD Ages 4+ £8 per person or £28 for a family of 4 ARCTIC ADvENTURE 12pm–6pm (drop-in) See listing for Saturday 10th February

BIG LITTLE MULTIvERSE 12pm–5pm (drop-in) See listing for Wednesday 14th February

MYSTERY AT FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE 2pm, 3.30pm, 5pm (7.30pm, 9pm) See listing for Tuesday 13th February

THE KURIOUS KABINET OF DR KATTERFELTO 7.30pm (1 hour) Dr Katterfelto, the 18th century showman and ‘scientist’, boasted about inventing the hot air balloon and claimed to own a necromantic cat. Ian B Dunne demonstrates and investigates the quackeries of the Age of Enlightenment. Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, BN1 1AF Ages 12+ £10 11


FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY

vENTURE CODERS: HACKING FOR BEGINNERS 9am, 11am, 1pm, (2 hrs.) See listing for Thursday 15th February

I SPY MUSEUM 10am–5pm (drop-in) See listing for Saturday 10th February

SLIME TIME 10.00, 11.15, 1.00, 2.15 (45 mins) Today Colour-change Slime (am) and Metallic Slime (pm) See listing for Saturday 10th February CYCLE THE SOLAR SYSTEM 10.30am, 2pm (2.5 hrs) See listing for Thursday 15th February

POCKET SCIENCE FUNFAIR 10.30am - 4.30pm (drop-in) Roll up! Roll up! Do magic like Harry Potter, only cheaper and quicker! Turn your family into Hobbits!. Zap them with a laser blaster! It’s a magical funfair, but magic is really science at play, as our clever explainers reveal. The Walrus, 10 Ship St, BN1 1AD Ages 7+ £4 (£14 for a family of four)

BLAST SCIENCE, 11am, 1.30pm, 3.00pm Chocolate… yummy stuff right? But what is it and how is it made? Lydia Samuel and Pip Henderson from Blast Science tell the sweet story. The Rialto Theatre, 11 Dyke Road, BN1 3FE Ages 5+ £8 / £6 concessions

MAKERLAB MONSTERS 11am & 2pm (2 hrs) See listing for Sat 10 Feb

vOICE ON A LIGHTBEAM 11am–4pm (drop-in) Jonathan Hare knows how to transmit your voice on a torch beam. He will help you experiment and discover for yourself. Linked to the exhibition ‘We Stared at the Moon from the Centre of the Sun’, at the Towner Gallery. Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4JJ All ages Free BIG LITTLE MULTIvERSE 12pm–5pm See listing for Wednesday 14 Feb


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Friday - continued

THAUMATROPES, PHENAKISTOSCOPES AND ZOETROPES 2pm–4pm (allow at least 1 hr) Before TV and cinema, people entertained themselves with optical devices that gave the illusion of movement. Discover their amazing inventions. (Don’t forget to leave time to look round the amazing museum) Ages 7–11 Brighton Toy Museum, 52 Trafalgar St, BN1 4EB Free with admission to the museum. Adult £6.50, Concession £5.50, Child £4.00, Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £14.

A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO ELECTRO-ACOUSTICS 5pm (1 hour) An introduction to the world of acoustics and amplified audio. Adrian Jameson was trained by some of the best Speaker and Audio Electronic companies in the world, and is bringing a wealth of knowledge from 22 years work on acoustic playback systems. Sweet Dukebox, The Southern Belle, 3 Waterloo Street, BN3 1AQ £7 Under 16s and students £5. Ages 12+

THINK UNIvERSE! 6pm–9pm (3 hours) (drop-in) With Café Scientifique and Brighton Astro Mysterious creation myths still influence our culture, but what does science say about the origins of the Universe? Astronomer Dr Francisco Diego follows the cosmic timeline. Arrive early or stay late to meet some young astronomers, take a look at Brighton Astro’s telescopes and learn how to use them. Sallis Benney Theatre, 58 Grand Parade, BN2 0JY £4 (£2 concessions) Ages 10+

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WHITE HEAT, 10.30am–5pm A day of games, talks, discussions, workshops ... and TRULY BRAIN-BLASTING, OUT-OF-BODY ILLUSIONS!!! from the Sackler Centre’s exhibition: Being SomeBody. Talks about everything from our own unconscious biases to why swearing can be good for you. Quick-fire debates on crucial issues for young people with Talkaoke and Stand-up philosophy. Live cartooning workshop from an expert.. Plus games, tricks and refreshments. So allow at least 2 hours. And don’t forget the evening show afterwards (see p 14). Sallis Benney Theatre, 58 Grand Parade, BN2 0JY £7. £5 students and concessions. Ages 11+ I SPY MUSEUM 10am–5pm (drop-in) See listing for Saturday 10th February

SLIME TIME 10.00, 11.15, 1.00, 2.15 (45 mins) Today Galaxy Slime (AM) and Glow in the Dark Slime (PM). See listing for Saturday 10 Feb CYCLE THE SOLAR SYSTEM 10.30, 2pm (2.5 hours) See listing for Thursday 15th Feb

JUNIOR STEM MASTERCLASS 10am–12pm A STEM journey into the unknown with VR headsets, Lego robots, Harry Potter magic spells, travel to Mars with ‘Strictly Come Dancing Robots with X-Factor’. Brighton and Hove Prep School, Radinden Manor Road, BN3 6NH Free. Pre-booking essential.  Ages 8–10.

MAKERLAB MONSTERS 11am, 2pm (2 hrs) See listing for Sat 10th Feb

BIG LITTLE MULTIvERSE 12pm–5pm (drop-in) See listing for Wed 14th Feb

A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO ELECTRO-ACOUSTICS (1 hour) See listing for Fri 16 Feb

BRIGHTON ASTRO: BEACH HUT ASTRONOMY 5.30pm (2½ hours) A spot of seaside stargazing for everyone. Telecopes and experts will help you observe the night sky, and in particular the new moon Weather permitting! Keep an eye on www.brightonastro.com to see whether we have clear skies. Beach Hut 282, on the promenade just west of The view Bar (The view Bar, Western Esplanade, Kingsway, BN3 4FA). Free. All ages. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. 13


Saturday - continued

GEMMA ARROWSMITH: EARTHLING 6pm (1 hour) Voyagers 1 and 2 explored the outer solar system, then continued into deep space carrying records which contain sounds and images from Earth. Comedy writer Gemma Arrowsmith, considers the alien lifeforms who may find those records. Komedia Studio, 44-47 Gardner St, BN1 1UN £9 / £7 concessions Ages 16+ STAMMERING AND CREATIvITY 7.00pm (1½ hours) Sean Parker’s TED talk 'Stammering and Creativity' is one of the most watched internet videos on the subject. Sean’s talk revolves around acceptance being the key to living with the condition. Audience Q&A throughout. Sweet Dukebox, The Southern Belle, 3 Waterloo Street, BN3 1AQ £5 Ages 16+

DEAD TALKS vS STAND UP PHILOSOPHY, 7.30pm (1½ hours) Science and history meet comedy and philosophy head-to-head: Dead Talks celebrates the weird explanations of the world around dreamed up by ‘natural philosophers’ (scientists) of the past, then Stand-up Philosophy tasks a line-up of comedic philosophers and philosophical comedians with trying to answer today’s big questions. The thinking person’s custard pie fight. Sallis Benney Theatre, 58 Grand Parade, BN2 0JY £5 Ages 11+

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SUNDAY 18th February

I SPY MUSEUM, 10am–5pm (drop-in) See listing for Saturday 10th February

MAKERLAB MONSTERS, 11am, 2pm (2 hrs) See listing for Saturday 10th February

BIG LITTLE MULTIvERSE, 12pm–5pm (drop-in) See listing for Wednesday 14th February THE POETICAL SCIENTIST (Rust & Stardust), 2pm (1 hour). Ada Lovelace, the 19th century writer and mathematician, worked with Charles Babbage and became a pioneer of computers. Her story is told with both humour and beautiful tabletop puppets, music and projection art. Komedia Studio, 44-47 Gardner St, BN1 1UN £8.50 / £6.50 (concs) or £25 for family of 4 Recommended ages 7–12 TAKE FLIGHT WITH ADA (Rust & Stardust Workshop), 3.15pm (1 hour) This workshop follows Rust & Stardust’s show about Ada Lovelace. Make your own Ada Lovelace puppet and learn about Flyology, the childhood book she wrote which featured plans to build a steam-powered mechanical flying horse. Komedia Studio, 44-47 Gardner St, BN1 1UN £4 Recommended ages 7–12 BRIGHTON ASTRO: BEACH HUT ASTRONOMY, 5.30 (weather permitting) (2½ hours) See listing for Saturday 17th February

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Travelling to Hove Park School for Bright Sparks

Address: Hove Park Upper School, Nevill Road, Hove, BN3 7BN

Train: 5 min walk from Aldrington Station. Right onto Old Shoreham Rd, then first left onto Nevill Rd. The school is 200m on the left.

Bus: The 5 and 5A go from Churchill Sq. to Sackville Rd, travelling every ten minutes on Saturday and every twenty minutes on Sunday. Car: On street parking available. Limited parking on school grounds available. Travelling to events in central Brighton

We recommend taking public transport into the centre of town. Street parking is very limited, although there are several car parks (marked P on map). Tickets

Buy tickets at www.brightonscience.com and on the door at most events. A booking fee will normally apply. Check carefully.

Some drop-in workshops will sell tickets on the door only.

Often adults will be expected to participate as well, and therefore to buy a ticket

Disabled Access: See website for further details.

Age Restrictions: at all events, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. ‘Recommended’ ages are given for all events, though you must make your own judgement.

Concessions are available for under 16s, NHS Staff, students, senior citizens (over 60) and the unwaged. Proof of concession is required when buying or collecting tickets. Compass Cards: see website

18 Temple Street Brighton BN1 3BH 01273 777 628

Richard@BrightonScience.com

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Brighton Science Festival 2018  

The Brighton Science Festival 2018 brochure. The festival runs from 10th - 18th February 2018... see www.brightonscience.com for full listin...

Brighton Science Festival 2018  

The Brighton Science Festival 2018 brochure. The festival runs from 10th - 18th February 2018... see www.brightonscience.com for full listin...

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