Brighton Science Festival Highlights

Hammer and Tongue – Science Festival Special
Hammer & TongueHammer and Tongue is a wild monthly poetry slam – a cross between Poetry Please and the Battle of Waterloo. This Festival special features special guests and a super science-themed slam – sign up on the door to take part. Hosted by Rosy Carrick and Mike Parker.

Thursday 2 February, 7.30pm, Komedia Studio, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 1UN, 01273 647 100.
Tickets £5/£4, available on the door

Marcus Brigstocke – God Collar
Marcus Brigstocke‘My best friend died a few years ago and it broke my heart. I miss my friend and I wonder where he is.’ Based on Marcus’ award-winning Edinburgh and West End show of the same name, God Collar explores religion, his need for it, his lack of it, the myths surrounding it and the bits that he whole-heartedly disagrees with within it. It is a scathing look at modern faith that will leave you laughing out loud and examining your own beliefs in equal measure.

Friday 10 February, 7.30pm, Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton, 58-67 Grand Parade, BN2 0JY.

Helen Keen – Robot Woman of the Future
Helen KeenAward-winning comedian & creator of BBC Radio 4’s It Is Rocket Science, returns to Brighton with her mix of stand-up comedy, science and shadow puppetry. From clockwork French ducks to human computers, Keen presents an idiosyncratic guide to the way the “cutting-edge” has changed the everyday world in which we live.

Sunday 12 February, 8.00pm, Latest Music Bar, 14-17 Manchester Street Brighton, BN2 1TF.

Quabinet of Quantum Quriosities
Erwin SchrodingerJust when we think we’re catching a glimpse of the Higgs Boson, those naughty neutrinos make a break for it, faster than the speed of light. What is quantum all about? It seems a mad, mad, mad world, yet all our modern gizmos depend on it. This is the day to ask simple questions and expect simple answers.

Sunday 19 February, 10.00am–4.30pm Latest Music Bar, 14-17 Manchester Street, Brighton, BN2 1TF.

The Science of Bees
Science of BeesWant to learn the waggle dance? Everyone’s talking about the plight of British bees – find out more about the life of the bees, what Sussex is doing to save them, and what you can do in your own gardens and window boxes. With Speakers from the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects at Sussex University and the Brighton Beekeepers Association.

Thursday 23 February, 6.30-8.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, BN1 1AF Free

Big Science Saturday
Talks and debates of the highest quality for those who want to understand the future before we get there.

Saturday 25 February 10.00am-6.00pm, Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton, 58-67 Grand Parade, BN2 0JY. Tickets £10/£6 available from www.brightonscience.com or on the door. 

See the full programme and buy tickets at www.brightonscience.com

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