Astonishingly Good Fun
2 October

It’s Fun Palaces Weekend

Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist The combination of creativity and curiosity is at the heart of Ignite!’s mission – we love projects where people discover the excitement of experiment and trying something new.. so Fun Palaces weekend is right up our street.. and it could be right up yours if you are in Nottingham … continue reading

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14 September

What did you do on your holidays?

Many people take a summer break and view the ocean blue.. Here at Ignite! we have enjoyed a very busy summer developing the Community Curiosity Labs in the outer Nottingham estate of Strelley – with our partners in Nottingham City Homes and the University of Nottingham and support from the Big Lottery Fund, we have … continue reading

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7 May

3-2-1-Ignition* Discovery Lab

Ever wondered…How is it made? How does it work? How does it move? Why does it change? Join us for the first ever Discovery Lab and find out!! Running once a month you will have the chance to work with an amazing science practitioner to learn new and exciting things in an interactive way. Discovery … continue reading

30 April

Lab_13 – Rick Hall’s Story

Wonder how Lab_13 Ghana is going? Check out Ricks blog on all the news! Rick Hall Lab_13 goes from strength to strength.  We are delighted to read the latest report from Ofsted, published on the DfE website, about the way that Lab_13 has supported the improvement in science learning at Irchester Primary School.  The report, … continue reading

Science Busking Materials
27 April

Nottingham’s Festival of Science and Curiosity through pictures!

3-2-1-Ignition* hosted Nottingham’s first ever Festival of Science and Curiosity! The festival ran from Friday the 13th of March until the 28th March.  SCIENCE BUSKING was a fun way to engage people in the intriguing experiments used with everyday objects! This was done by setting up little science stations within ‘intu Broashmarsh’ shopping centre. Here’s a … continue reading

17 April

3-2-1-Ignition* launches Nottingham’s Festival of Science and Curiosity! How curious are you?

On Friday 13th March 3-2-1-Ignition* launched the first ever Nottingham’s Festival of Science and Curiosity. We hijacked (with permission) an empty shop space in Intu Broadmarsh shopping centre and hosted a variety of fun interactive science experiments and activities. These included: Science bunting What are your superstitions? Including interactive Diorama live music Our famous Science … continue reading

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29 October

Lab_13 Ghana

To accompany our Kickstarter campaign for Lab_13 Ghana we are now advertising two (possibly) life changing opportunities.. Lightyear and Ignite! are offering a unique opportunity to become the first two Lab_13 Scientists in Residence in Africa – an exciting challenge to be part of the proof of concept of Lab_13 International as a movement for … continue reading

4 October

Wired 2014 Is Here

We are proud to be supporting Wired Next Generation – In 2014 WIRED Next Generation returns bigger and better. Now in its second year, WIRED Next Generation – the third day of the Wired 2014 event – is dedicated to inspiring young minds. On Saturday, October 18 they will welcome people aged 12 to 18 … continue reading

Ignite! 2013
18 December

Ignite! 2013 in Pictures

We want to share with you all the exciting and wonderful things we have been doing here at Ignite! over the last year. Please click on the Image below or click on this link We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has supported Ignite! and wish you all a very joyous … continue reading

20 September

3-2-1-Ignition* Going for Lift Off!

3-2-1-Ignition* a place where you are greeted with a plethora of science busking experiments, ones that literally go BONG! And BANG!!

Where you can follow a trail of jars filled with curious objects and you can ask questions you’ve always wanted to.

3-2-1-Ignition* makes science fun, accessible and brings it to the high street, and we are asking for your help so we can reach out to more people…


We are raising money via Kickstarter to open another 3-2-1 Ignition*.

How much we raise will determine how long we can stay open and directly impact the scale and reach of the next shop.

It would be sensationally, wonderfully magical if you could spare a pound, ten pounds, a hundred pounds, whatever you can so we can bring delight and wonder to thousands more and help us reach our target of £4500.

If everyone that visited 3-2-1-Ignition* in its portable and pop up form over the last year gave a pound we could raise over £7550 that would be enough to take 3-2-1 Ignition* to two cities!

If that amount went to £5 we could we can open a chain of 9 3-2-1-Ignition* shops and engage 10’s of thousands of people in Citizen Science

If that amount went to £10 each… well then we could have a permanent presence on the high street and fill it with activity all year round.

We really need you to be a part of our Kickstarter journey, and there are some great rewards for your support!

Together we can give citizen science, community science and science on the high street a MASSIVE LIFT OFF!!!

To pledge your support please visit our Kickstarter page


Ignite! was set up in October 2006 to promote creativity in learning. Ignite! works with young people to reveal and develop their capacity for creativity and creative thinking.
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