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Curiosity Playground

15 February
Sneinton Market, Gedling Street
Nottingham, NG1 1DS United Kingdom
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Sneinton Market will play host to a series of curious sensory science installations throughout the week of the festival. Come down and have a go with these pieces that will make you go 'What?', 'How?', 'Why?' and 'WOW'!     The installations have been created by Theatre Design students from Nottingham Trent University.     […]

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10:00 am

Skateboarding in the City

15 February | 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
38 Carrington Street, 38 Carrington Street
Nottingham, NG1 7FG United Kingdom
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After the roaring success of their nine-day Skateboarding in the City Festival in June, Skate Nottingham brings you a whole day of activities exploring skateboarding and its role in community development, architecture and urban design.

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Curiosity Market

15 February | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Victoria Centre Market, intu Victoria Centre, 222 Victoria Street
Nottingham, NG1 3QN United Kingdom
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Dive into a gene pool, challenge your family to a reaction-time competition and explore the journey of medicines from powder to pill. Hands-on activities in your local market.

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Meteor Strike Cookie Baking

15 February | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Green’s Windmill & Science Centre, Windmill Lane
Nottingham, NG2 4QB United Kingdom
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£4

Combine your love of baking (and eating!) with a passion for space with this creative family activity! Booking essential. To book a place for this activity please call 0115 915 6878. There will be six 45 minute sessions at 10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 1pm, 1.45pm & 2.30pm.     Accessibility Information: All of the centre and […]

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Flight by Darkfield

15 February | 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Outside D H Lawrence Pavillion, Lakeside Arts, University Park
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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£8

Flight takes place in a 40 foot shipping container in absolute darkness, using binaural 360 degree sound and sensory effects to put each audience member at the centre of intense evolving narratives. Flight explores the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics, taking audience members through two worlds, two realities and two possible outcomes to their journey. There are many worlds in which this plane lands safely. We are not responsible for your final destination.

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Family Fun Day (Central Library)

15 February | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Nottingham Central Library, Angel Row
Nottingham, NG1 6HP United Kingdom
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How can you use music to make shapes? What do microbes look like? What does the inside of our brain look like? Find out with hands-on activities in your library!   Accessibility Accessible entrance with automatic doors. Library on four floors with lifts and stairs access.           Join the Facebook event

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11:00 am

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Matt Woodham: Sensing Systems

15 February | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University, Dryden Street
Nottingham, NG1 4GG United Kingdom
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Matt Woodham presents his debut solo exhibition Sensing Systems at Bonington Gallery from 15 Feb – 28 March 2020. The gallery will be filled with a composition of connected installations, positioning visitors within a system of light, sound and motion.

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The MOMENT

15 February | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sneinton Market, Gedling Street
Nottingham, NG1 1DS United Kingdom
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What if you could change the way a film was playing out while you were watching it? What if you could see more of what was exciting, and less of what you’re not interested in? Join Director/ researcher Richard Ramchurn from AlbinoMosquito and University of Nottingham, who have produced an interactive film that feeds of your brainwaves, to see one of over 18 billion combinations.

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Wikipedia EditAThon Social: Women Scientists

15 February | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Backlit Gallery, Alfred House, Ashley Street
Nottingham, NG3 1JG United Kingdom
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Art + Feminism is a campaign improving coverage of gender, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia. It is a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign teaching people of all gender identities and expressions to edit Wikipedia. Why? > Less than 10% of editors on Wikipedia are women. > Wikipedia is the largest and most popular general reference […]

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11:30 am

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Family Fun Day at Wollaton Hall

15 February | 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wollaton Hall, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 2AE United Kingdom
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Explore Wollaton Hall’s secret specimen collection and be wowed by full-sized human body collages from Keith Bloody Mary and Dr Lisa Chakrabarti, exploring ageing and exercise.

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1:00 pm

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Yams, hormones and bioprospecting: from Buffelskloof to Beeston

15 February | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bromley House Library, Angel Row
Nottingham, NG1 6HL
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£4 – £5

How did a wild South African yam travel to Beeston in the 1950s and become a key ingredient for the manufacture of cortisone? Join us for a hands-on workshop to uncover this story and its connection to indigenous knowledge, colonial plant-hunting, pharmaceutical drugs, and conservation.

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Science Fun Day (Mansfield Central)

15 February | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mansfield Central Library, Four Seasons Centre, W Gate
Mansfield, NG18 1NH
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How do virtual reality games work? What would it be like to live on Mars? How does sound travel to our ears? Hands-on activities in your local library.

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Plant Blindness Workshop

15 February | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wollaton Hall, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 2AE United Kingdom
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Come take some time out to listen to the plants, hear what they are saying and think about what you might like to say back. Join poet Matt Miller in the Camelia House for this playful and imaginative writing session.

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1:30 pm

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Comic Book Conversations

15 February | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lakeside Arts, University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD United Kingdom
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£8

Create your own comic book with illustration artist Francis Lowe. Use your own narratives and lived experiences to question the world we live in by creating your own cartoon characters and stories.

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4:00 pm

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Tom by Wilkie Branson

15 February | 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts, University Park
Nottingham, NG7 7AR United Kingdom
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£12

Set in a hinterland between the civilised world and the wild, Tom explores the story of one man’s journey to rediscover who he really is. This remarkable and poignant film installation fuses b-boy choreography by award-winning film maker Wilkie Branson with digital animation to create a cinematic world where it’s entirely possible to feel lonely in the midst of a crowd. With projection mapping across a uniquely layered design by Nottingham-based artist Barret Hodgson, Tom is like nothing else you’ve seen before.

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