The Festival of Science & Curiosity 2016

​The 2016 Festival of Science and Curiosity is open and welcoming everyone in Nottingham to come and get curious!

The festival brings science to the Nottingham community. What is the one big question you would like to ask? What would you like to investigate?

Here at Ignite! we believe science is creative, and that science should be part of our cultural lives – not remote, hidden away or only conducted in labs behind closed doors.

We are running this Festival to inspire the people of Nottingham to have confidence, courage and opportunity to be curious.

The Festival runs through the half term week, 12th-19th February 2016, and hosts heaps of activities across the city, from science-busking experiments on the trams and in the libraries, an inflatable Planetariam in the Broadmarsh shopping centre and coding workshops for kids at the National VideoGame Arcade, there's something to inspire everyone.

Visit The Festival of Science and Curiosity website for the full event line up. Here are a few highlights:

Science Busking at Intu Broadmarsh in Nottingham


Intu Broadmarsh

Saturday 13th Feb 2016, 9am- 5:30pm

The Inflativerse, The University of Nottingham's mobile planetarium will bring the sky into intu Broadmarsh. Join us for an exciting tour of the stars with this hands on, mind on show. Free for everyone to access.


National Videogame Arcade

15-19 Feb 2016, 10am-6pm

Everyday learn a new skill and discover the different elements of videogame technology. Workshops include: Video Editing; Games Design; Sound Design; MeArm Robot Arms; Intro to Unreal Engine. There will also be free demonstrations and games in the lobby, including opportunities to learn to make your own games.

Tram and Library Tour

16th Feb 2016, 11am-3pm

An actioned packed day of science experiments and activities at Clifton, Hyson Green and Bulwell Riverside libraries. Times at each location varies - Clifton -11- 12om, Hyson Green 1pm - 2pm and Bulwell Riverside from 2:30 to 3:30pm, and you can catch us on the trams in between.

Code Club Open Day

Computer Suite, Central Library

19th Feb 2016, 11am-2pm

Our open day is suitable for children aged 7 - 11 and their parents / carers who would like to do some beginnners coding; teachers who would like to and chat about hosting a Code Club in their school or people who are interested in volunteering at a Code Club in Nottingham. We'll be providing hands-on coding activities for you to drop in and have a go at as a family, so come along and find out more about coding with us!

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