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    The Forum Norwich

    Adults to experience the fun of science at new Festival event

    The Forum Norwich - 18 Oct 2019

    Adults are being given the chance to explore the fun of science without the kids in a new evening event at Norwich Science Festival.

    Science After Six takes place on the opening night of the Festival on October 18, with cocktails, scientific comedy, slime making, virtual reality, a spot of rap and more.

    Taking place inside the Explorium at The Forum, the strictly-adults only evening was inspired by the Science Museum Lates events run in London and is a chance for parents to get stuck in with some hands-on science and forget about entertaining the kids.

    Natalie Bailey, Norwich Science Festival Event Producer, said: “We are really excited about launching the Festival with an event that celebrates science in a fun and light-hearted way.

    “We came up with the idea in response to feedback from adult visitors to the Festival who said they were desperate to have a go at the fun hands-on activities, but didn’t feel like they could turf the younger visitors out of the way to do so!

    “There will be a variety of hands-on science to enjoy including experiencing how our senses affect taste and flavour with the Norfolk and Norwich Science Association and, of course, the one activity which is definitely not just for kids – slime making!

    “The highlight of the evening will be Offal Waffle in the Auditorium from 8pm to 9pm, where eight presenters from a variety of backgrounds will pitch their favourite body organ to the audience, battling it out to win the most votes.”

    Those attending will also get the first look at Samsung’s FAIR Future stand created especially for the Festival exploring how artificial intelligence will change our lives. It comes complete with Sanbot Elf - a humanoid robot powered by AI which can chat, dance, move around and more, a Talking Professor Avatar Screen and Facial Image Artwork which can transform photos into an artistic image.

    The Science After Six line-up also features The Ugly Animal Preservation Society’s professor of comedy, Simon Watt, with his new stand-up lecture exploring why frogs are better than people, songs in the key of science from Jonny Berliner, a talk from Former Scotland Yard Detective Steve Gaskin, merchandise from Science Scribbles and more, not forgetting a bar and DJ.

    Tickets for the event, which runs from 6pm to 10pm, cost £10 and are available to purchase from the ticket desk in the Atrium ahead of the event starting on October 18. 

    The Norwich Science Festival runs from Friday, October 18 to Saturday, October 26. To see the full line-up, pick up a brochure from The Forum or visit the Festival website.