Posted on Mar 09, 2011 | Comments 0
Newcastle may be known as one of England’s largest working-class cities, but it’s a place filled with natural beauty with a population that’s interested in a wide range of activities. One of the most interesting events of the year is the annual Newcastle Science Festival. This year’s edition of the event will take place from March 12th to 17th.
The festival features an amazing assortment if high-tech wonders and inventions including the ever popular robots. There are plenty of things to see and do for visitors of all ages and interests. The event starts off with the internationally popular Maker Faire, which is a two-day exhibition of do-it-yourselftechnology.
The Newcastle Science Festival prides itself on being an interactive and playful event for everybody involved. It will take place at over a dozen different cultural sites this year. The six day event also features an imaginative combination of mix of installations, film screenings, and special events that are designed at celebrating the science world’s creativity. Not only is the fair interesting and educational, it’s also very practical as many of the inventions will be used to improve our quality of life in the future.
Some of the venues for this year’s science fair include Tyne and Wear Museums, the Centre for Life, Newcastle Science City, Newcastle Gateshead Initiative, Beacon North East, Northumbria University, and Newcastle University.
The city of Newcastle has been home to the popular science festival since it was first launched back in 2003. More than 80,000 adults, school children, and families have participated in various festival eventssince 2009 and millions of dollars of positive coverage from the media has also been generated since then.
The festival has been the home to many different “firsts” in the science world. These include the UK Maker Faire as well as the British premiere of the Internet sensation known as Eepy Bird. The bird is famous for exploding 1000 liters of diet soda and 5000 mint candies during five amazing choreographed performances.
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