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Light Night at Cobden Place

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7 February | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cobden Place, Cobden Place, Pelham Street
Nottingham, NG1 2ED
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Free

Travel 33.9 million miles down Cobden courtyard into the orbit of Mars, where we'll be looking back at our home planet from afar. We'll be inviting families to create shadows and drawings that can be projected onto a screen while warm up over a hot drink and listen to the music of everyone's favourite starman David Bowie. We'll be joined in the courtyard by the wonderful Nottingham People's Choir, who'll be singing some of your favourite tunes throughout the evening.…

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Curiosity Market

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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

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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 the ground floor of the windmill are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs, as are the toilets. Visitors with restricted mobility can avoid the short flight…

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Curiosity Garden

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15 February | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fircroft Community Garden, Fircroft Avenue, Bilborough
Nottingham, NG8 3AL
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Fircroft Community Garden will be open for you to enjoy some food, get creative and explore the wonder of nature!

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Family Fun Day at Wollaton Hall

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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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Science Fun Day (Mansfield Central)

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15 February | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mansfield Central Library, Four Seasons Centre, W Gate
Mansfield, NG18 1NH
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Free

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

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15 February | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wollaton Hall, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 2AE United Kingdom
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Free

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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Comic Book Conversations

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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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Salt Dough Modelling

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16 February | 11:00 am - 1:15 pm
Green’s Windmill & Science Centre, Windmill Lane
Nottingham, NG2 4QB United Kingdom
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£3

Use salt dough and your imagination to make a creation of your own invention - the more curious the better!

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Family Fun Day at Wollaton Hall

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16 February | 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wollaton Hall, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 2AE United Kingdom
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Free

Make music from plants, using circuits and sensors. Explore Wollaton Hall’s secret specimen collection. Be wowed by full-sized human body collages from Keith Bloody Mary and Dr Lisa Chakrabarti, exploring ageing and exercise.

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Drawing Sound Workshop

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16 February | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wollaton Hall, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 2AE United Kingdom
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Join artist Gina Mollett in the Camelia House for this workshop exploring experimental and creative ways to capture sound through line, colour, shape and texture. What does sound look like? How does it feel?

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Science Fun Day (St Ann’s)

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17 February | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
St Ann’s Valley Library, St Ann's Valley Centre, 2 Livingstone Road
Nottingham, NG3 3GG United Kingdom
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How do plants grow? What does an animal skeleton look like? What does a slinky sound like? Find out the answers to these questions and many, many more with lots of hands-on activities in your local library!

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Science Fun Day (Kirkby-in-Ashfield)

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17 February | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kirkby in Ashfield Library, Ashfield Precinct
Kirkby in Ashfield, NG17 7BQ
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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? Find out the answers to these questions and many more with hands-on activities in your local library!

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Space Rover Lego Workshop (Strelley)

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17 February | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Strelley Library, Strelley Road
Nottingham, NG8 3AP United Kingdom
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Build and programme your own prototype space rover ideal for exploring distant planets in this hands-on workshop! The workshop will use Lego WeDo 2.0 software. No charge for workshop but please book to avoid disappointment!   Accessibility The library has an accessible ramped entrance with automatic doors and is all ground level.             Book Tickets

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How the Borks Became – An Adventure in Evolution

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17 February | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bulwell Library, Bulwell Riverside Centre, Main Street, Bulwell
Nottingham, NG6 8QJ United Kingdom
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Free

Join author Jonathan Emmett for an entertaining blend of science and storytelling and discover how the Borks evolved from blue, smooth-furred and short to yellow, shaggy-furred and tall. For children aged 5 -9 and accompanying adults. Tickets are free but booking is essential. Accessibility Bulwell Riverside Library has an accessible level entrance with automatic doors and is all on ground level.       Book Tickets

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Science Fun Day (Aspley)

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18 February | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aspley Library, Nuthall Road
Nottingham, NG8 5DD United Kingdom
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How can we make plastic from sugar? What does the DNA of a strawberry look like? What can we build from lego? Find out the answers to these questions and many more through lots of hands-on activities in your local library! Accessibility Aspley Library has an accessible ramped entrance with manual doors and is all ground level.            

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Makey Makey Music (Hyson Green)

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18 February | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hyson Green Library, Mary Potter Centre, 76 Gregory Boulevard
Nottingham, NG7 5HY United Kingdom
Free

Explore how to make music and instruments out of fruit, veg and recycled stuff in this fun family digital session at Hyson Green Library.

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Science Fun Day at Rushcliffe Arena

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18 February | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford
Nottingham, NG1 3BG United Kingdom
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What does our galaxy look like? What sound does a spring make? What are the different constellations in our night sky? Find out the answers to these questions and many more with hands-on activities in your local leisure centre!

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Space Rover Lego Workshop (Wollaton)

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18 February | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wollaton Library, Bramcote Lane
Nottingham, NG8 2NA United Kingdom
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Free

Build and programme your own prototype space rover ideal for exploring distant planets in this hands-on workshop! The workshop will use Lego WeDo 2.0 software. No charge for workshop but please book to avoid disappointment!   Accessibility The library has an accessible ramped entrance with manual doors and is all ground level.           Book Tickets

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The Coral Gardens

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19 February | 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
St Ann’s Valley Library, St Ann's Valley Centre, 2 Livingstone Road
Nottingham, NG3 3GG United Kingdom
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Free

An interactive art installation that connects with visitors and responds to their touch and movement creating tactile playful experiences through digital sensing technologies.

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Learn to Sew with Conductive Thread and Circuits

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19 February | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lakeside Arts, University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD United Kingdom
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£8

Learn to combine the world of textiles with electronic components to create soft and flexible circuits. Stitch with conductive thread and integrate a felt landscape with LED lights. Basic hand sewing experience is recommended but not required. The event will take place in the Performing Arts Studio. Accessibility There is designated disabled car parking across all the venues. This can be found in Lakeside’s main car park and in front of the Djanogly Art Gallery. Please ask at Box Office…

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Science Fun Day (Hyson Green)

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19 February | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hyson Green Library, Mary Potter Centre, 76 Gregory Boulevard
Nottingham, NG7 5HY United Kingdom
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How can we use computer games to train horses? How does electricity conduct around our bodies? What do germs look like on our hands? Find out the answers to these questions and many more with hands-on activities at your local library! Accessibility Hyson Green Library has an accessible ramped entrance with automatic doors and is all ground level.                

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Young Physicist for a Day

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19 February | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lakeside Arts, University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD United Kingdom
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£5

Become a young physicist for the day. Cover topics from the world of physics, including: energy, forces, gravity, teleportation, wormholes, quantum physics to name a few – this session will be full of discussions, maths, demonstrations and experiments.

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Space Rover Lego Workshop (Meadows)

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19 February | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meadows Library, Wilford Grove, Meadows
Nottingham, NG2 2DR United Kingdom
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Free

Build and programme your own prototype space rover ideal for exploring distant planets in this hands-on workshop! The workshop will use Lego WeDo 2.0 software. No charge for workshop but please book to avoid disappointment! Accessibility The library has an accessible ramped entrance with automatic doors and is all ground level.               Book Tickets

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