Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Busking on the boat at The Manchester Weekender

The science busking continues tomorrow at the Manchester Weekender!

David Price, winner of the Josh Award in 2009, will be representing Manchester Science Festival on the Manchester by Boat trip. Manchester Food and Drink Festival are running this event and it sounds brilliant – a boat party along the river Erwell, complete with snippets of history and food!

Have a look at the Food and Drink Festival website for full details of this event and the Creative Tourist website for the rest of the Weekender's shenanigans.

Photo: David Price busking at Bury Market

Thursday, 23 September 2010

MSF shortlisted for a How Do Public Services Award

Manchester Science Festival has been shortlisted for a 2010 How Do Public Services Communications Award. MSF submitted a nomination in the best low budget campaign category, for the successful 2009 PR campain led by the University of Manchester in partnership with the Festival team. The Festival team are excited to be nominated and looking forward to the awards and seminar on 9 November.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

MSF 2010 online event programme live!

Manchester Science Festival is back!

Last year was our most successful Festival ever, welcoming over 100,000 people to events around Greater Manchester. We’re back with a programme that promises to be even more exciting and packed with scientific treats.

The online events programme is now live! Head to our What's on pages to view the programme by theme, date, audience or venue to see what’s on offer at Manchester Science Festival 2010.

Alternatively, check out these highlights...

We’ve got half term sorted to keep the whole family entertained. It’s the international year of biodiversity, so release your inner explorer at one of our many wildlife workshops, expand your mind with the magic of maths or check out our Chemistry show in British Sign Language. For a real treat take the whole family to one of exciting headline shows brought to you by Gastronuts’ Stefan Gates or the amazing Science Junkies. And don’t forget to look out for our famous science buskers out and about at a town near you!

Check out our programme for teenagers and young people. You could be the next Kate Moss and design gorgeous accessories from recycled materials. For the more adventurous, feel the full force of the physics of adrenaline-fuelled sports like rock climbing and free falling. Discuss black scientists and the space programme or the issues surrounding Facebook and social media. And remember that girls can be geeks too – check out the Girl Geek Tea Party and Hidden Glory, a performance about Britain’s only female Nobel prize-winner in science, Dorothy Hodgkin.

And for adults, relax and soak up the science at one of our evening or weekend events… experience the paranormal with the Alpha Project, listen to sweet music at Brian Eno’s Apollo and Rutherford’s Lights, or debate the future of human enhancement. Be a film buff and discuss the science behind some classic horror and sci-fi films, laugh your socks off at our science stand-ups, find out more about Islamic science or get a dose of adrenaline exploring the universe at Super K Sonic Boooum.

We look forward to welcoming you back to what is now the UK’s most popular science festival, so delve into the programme, choose your events and we hope you enjoy your journey of discovery. Don’t forget most events are free! Sit back, hold on tight and enjoy the ride!