Thursday, 29 July 2010

Night at the Victoria Baths - Monster House

Manchester Science Festival will be at the “Night at Victoria Baths” on the evening of 5th August, as part of the Family Friendly Film Festival. The night will be filled with monster-related activities before a screening of Monster House at sunset. We’ll be there running fun science activities in the basement, where kids can find out about amazing animal adaptations and create their own monsters to take home!
Unfortunately, this event is now fully booked, but go to for more Family Friendly Film Festival events and watch this space for programme information for Manchester Science Festival for similar events in October!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Mad Scientists Tea Party - Saturday 14th August 2010

On Saturday 14th August 2010 Manchest Science Festival are holding a tea party in Cathedral Gardens (ouside Urbis!).

Have some chemistry with a cuppa! Come down and nibble a radioactive teacake, watch lemons levitate and learn about the science behind tea and coffee. There will be plenty of fun science experiments and arty activities for all ages. Come dressed as a Mad Scientist - the best dressed wins a prize!

This event is free and there's no need to book - just turn up!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Wellcome Trust grant for human enhancement project

The Wellcome Trust has awarded a grant to Manchester Science Festival, Contact Theatre, Nowgen and The University of Manchester to produce a creative human enhancement project for the 2010 Manchester Science Festival. This project brings together a vibrant team of young people, scientists, ethicists and artists to explore human enhancement (i.e. physical, genetic and cognitive improvements). The team will explore the latest biomedical research and the young people will develop performances (such as street dancing and science busking) that will get people thinking about the ways in which they might potentially improve their brains and bodies in the future. The project will culminate with public shows and events during October's Manchester Science Festival this year.

For more information please contact Kate Dack at Nowgen ( or look at the Manchester Science Festival website in the Autumn.