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Saturday October 23 – Saturday October 30

 

Saturday 23

 

Planet LOL

Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom and Compassion, is coming to Brighton Marina to tell you a tale of life on Lol; a planet made of solid gold, where the climate is perfect and the inhabitants seem happy. But all that glisters …This fast-paced, funny, female-led sci-fi is about facing up to reality (and rewriting your endings).  Suitable for age 12+. 

ONCA barge,  For details and tickets click on the times: 3.00-4.00pm or 7.30-8.30pm

 

 

 

Sunday 24

 

The Ensonglopedia of the Human

What does it mean to be human? Multi-award-winning science-singer-songwriter John Hinton has the answer; not just one answer, but twenty-six, one for each letter of the alphabet, and he’s turned them all into comedy songs.

Ages 6+  To find out more, and book, click on the pic

 

 

 

Quick thinking oopsies

Optical illusions tell us about how we think. We’re living in a busy, busy world, so we make assumptions – short cuts – to make thinking simpler.  Dr. Richard Robinson reveals the  assumptions behind optical illusions, and further, the assumptions and biases we use every day. All in the fantastical surroundings of Paradox Place (see below).

The show is free for visitors to Paradox Place,  every hour-ish, 12.30 – 6pm, (last entry 5pm)

 

 

 

Paradox Place

Paradox Place is full of illusions, both famous ones (see pic) and uniquely home grown ones. And you become part of them. You grow bigger and smaller, become a live hologram, a kite surfer, a Punch and Judy character, an aerial artist or a skydiver!

To find out more, and book, click on the pic

 

 

 

 

Monday 25

 

Genius Brighton

If you’ve ever wondered how Netflix knows what to recommend to you, how we discover minerals kilometres under the ground, how the government decides how much to spend on health or education – the answer is Data Science. Andrew Riley-Watson will introduce you to a vital and exciting field, combining computer science, maths and creativity.

Ages 12-18+ For more details and to book, click on the pic

 

 

 

Quick thinking oopsies

Optical illusions tell us about how we think. We’re living in a busy, busy world, so we make assumptions – short cuts – to make thinking simpler.  Dr. Richard Robinson reveals the  assumptions behind optical illusions, and further, the assumptions and biases we use every day. All in the fantastical surroundings of Paradox Place (see below).

The show is free for visitors to Paradox Place,  every hour, 10am – 6pm, (last entry 5pm)

 

 

 

Paradox Place

Paradox Place is full of illusions, both famous ones (see pic) and uniquely home grown ones. And you become part of them. You grow bigger and smaller, become a live hologram, a kite surfer, a Punch and Judy character, an aerial artist or a skydiver!

To find out more, and book, click on the pic

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 26

 

 

Ian B Dunne

Featuring strange and wonderful noises, levitating objects, flash bangs, big sparks and the occasional funny smell, all done with some fantastic and rare equipment. You won’t believe your eyes. Now with added Robots. And Ian*.

You can tell the difference between Ian and the Robot: the robot’s the funny one.

All ages. To find out more, and book the 11.30 show click HERE, and the  2.00 show click HERE 

 

 

Hacking with Minecraft and Python

Due to huge demand since the lockdown lifted, Andrew Riley-Watson is putting on a day of his classic Introduction to Hacking with Minecraft and Python, which shows you how to use the wildly popular Python language to do fun things in the Minecraft game. As a by-catch, you will pick up important life skills, like problem solving, analytical thinking, and attention to detail

Ages 9-18. For more details and to book, click on the pic

 

 

Arcade Games

Design and build your own, original, most excellent, fully functioning arcade game, with expert help from teacher Kate Milner-Gulland of Out Of The Box. You will be creating and building for three hours, to end up with sturdy and efficient game you can be proud of.

The Gathering Place. 1 Orchard View, Hollingbury, BN1 8GP 

10am & 2.00pm

Ages 5-11. For more details and booking click on the pic

 

 

 

Paradox Place

Paradox Place is full of illusions, and you become part of them. You grow bigger and smaller, become a live hologram, a kite surfer, a Punch and Judy character, an aerial artist or a skydiver!       To find out more, and book, click on the pic

 

 

The Community Kitchen

World of Food sessions for young cooks aged 7-16. Your child will cook their own delicious meal from scratch in this fun, hands-on workshop. Skills covered include safe knife use, frying and baking, piping, working with pastry, plus mixing and measuring. The menu –  caramelised onion &  cheese empanadas and baked churros with chocolate sauce.

9.30-12.00. for 7-12s. For more details and to book, click on the pic

 

 

 

Wednesday 27

 

 

Paradox Place

Paradox Place is full of illusions, and you become part of them. You grow bigger and smaller, become a live hologram, a kite surfer, a Punch and Judy character, an aerial artist or a skydiver!       To find out more, and book, click on the pic

 

 

 

Thursday 28

 

 

Paradox Place

Paradox Place is full of illusions, and you become part of them. You grow bigger and smaller, become a live hologram, a kite surfer, a Punch and Judy character, an aerial artist or a skydiver!       To find out more, and book, click on the pic

 

 

 

Friday 29

Paradox Place

Paradox Place is full of illusions, and you become part of them. You grow bigger and smaller, become a live hologram, a kite surfer, a Punch and Judy character, an aerial artist or a skydiver!       To find out more, and book, click on the pic

 

 

 

Saturday 30

 

 

COPE 26

Whatever happens at COP26 next week, we are going to be COPING with a changing world soon. Learning how to cope will be one thing, understanding why is another. This crisis was so unexpected. We had been doing so well, building an excellent world for ourselves. What went wrong?… The session is family friendly, packed with clarity and optimism. The conclusion? We will cope. We have coped before, many times. 

At the St Augustines Centre, along with Out of the Box and the Earth Market

3.Families of all ages  (no unaccompanied children, sorry)  For more details and to book, click on the pic

 

Cardboard City

While COPE26 is on and the Earth Market is buzzing, your kids can create their own city in St Augustines with cardboard – loads of cardboard – and inspiration from themselves, of course, and Kate Milner-Gulland, a teacher with a mission: to get kids thinking outside the box – literally

At St Augustines Centre along with COPE 26 and Earth Market

Ages 3-11  For more details and to book, click on the pic

 

 

Earth Market

Brighton’s famous Earth Market is in St. Augustne’s Centre at the same toime as COP26 and Out of the Box, with a great selection of eco friendly indie businesses. They have gorgeous autumn/winter delights to keep your spirits up this winter.

At St Augustines Centre along with COPE 26 and Out of the Box

To find out more, click on the pic

 

 
 

 

Paradox Place

Paradox Place is full of illusions, and you become part of them. You grow bigger and smaller, become a live hologram, a kite surfer, a Punch and Judy character, an aerial artist or a skydiver!       To find out more, and book, click on the pic

 

 

 

WHAT ELSE DOES BRIGHTON SCIENCE DO?

 

 

SCHOOL TOURS

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We’re constantly on tour – visiting schools and bringing science, education, and most importantly fun to as many educational establishments as we possibly can. If you’d like Brighton Science to come to a school near you, please do get in touch and let us know.

Click HERE to get in touch or HERE to find out more.

 
 
 
 
 

WIDENING PARTICIPATION

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We roam Sussex and further afield, visiting youth clubs, scout huts, community centres, bus shelters, anywhere, making sure everyone has access to as much science as possible. Why? Because science is cool. I mean, sometimes -273.15º celsius.

Click HERE to get in touch or HERE to find out more.

 

 

 

HANDS-ON HALF TERM

 

Hands-On Half Term does what it says on the can: it lets kids and parents get busy with their hands; do stuff together, and share the fun together. So many bright ideas for bright minds! Everything is amazing; it’s not surprising that everyone is amazed!

SEE THE LAST PROGRAMME HERE,
Any problems or comments click HERE to get in touch. Also sign up for the newsletter, to find out what we are doing and when.

 
 
 
 

SCHOOLS TOUR

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We’re constantly on tour – visiting schools and bringing science, education, and most importantly fun to as many educational establishments as we possibly can. If you’d like Brighton Science to come to a school near you, please do get in touch and let us know.

Click HERE to get in touch or HERE to find out more.

 
 
 
 
 

WIDENING PARTICIPATION

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We roam Sussex and further afield, visiting youth clubs, scout huts, community centres, bus shelters, anywhere, making sure everyone has access to as much science as possible. Why? Because science is cool. I mean, sometimes -273.15º celsius.

Click HERE to get in touch or HERE to find out more.