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Enjoying some of the creations at @EdSciFest #EdMakerFaire

Thank you for your interest in London Science Festival.

We have decided not to go ahead with any live events this year. When we first launched London Science Festival in 2011 there was no pan-London, pan-science science festival. The idea was to grow our events with each festival to an event which would be held at a large exhibition centre such as the ExCel Centre in London's docklands.

The decision not to go ahead with a London Science Festival is largely due to the recent... emergence of New Scientist's 'New Scientist Live' event. When the dates of this event were announced last year we reached out to them to try and avoid a clash of dates (they are/were due to run within weeks of each other). This was not to be.

With this in mind we did not feel it was sensible (or necessary) to try and run two science festivals in Autumn 2017 - within weeks of each other.

New Scientist Live has a good team and we're sure they are producing a great event. As NS are running the type of event we were gravitating toward we are going to hold back on a large scale festival and instead focus on some smaller science engagement events over the coming year(s).

Many thanks to those partners, funders and the public who have shown such great interest in London Science Festival.

We are in the process of securing the intellectual property for some smaller more specialised festivals for the coming year(s). We will post more information on those as soon as plans are developed further.

We will also update you asap on our plans for the future of London Science Festival. Our intention has always been to develop new innovative events, not to repeat what others are doing.

Thanks for your support.

London Science Festival

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Image: London at night - by British astronaut Tim Peake, during his time on the International Space Station (ISS)

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Check out Kew Gardens Science Festival - from 5 (today) till 7 August (Sunday). Full programme (pdf):…/9779_Science%20Festival_A5_web.pdf… #kewscifest

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It's a special Pride in London LATES at the Natural History Museum, London tomorrow night, Friday 24 June, 6-10pm

Free entry, some events ticketed.

Events include:


Panel discussion: Basic Instincts
When it comes to sex, how different are we to chimps? Explore sexual behaviour in the animal kingdom with our experts.

The Homosexual Necrophiliac Duck Opera
Join us for a curious and quirky operatic performance exploring sexual attraction in the natural world. This event will have British Sign Language interpretion.

Silent tour: Leading Ladies
Learn about elephants, lions, and other mammal species where ladies take the lead. A Museum scientist reveals all.

More information at:


See also:…/…/21/natural-history-museum-lates

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Spread the ❤️ if you #ivoted #Remain Britain Stronger in Europen #IN in today's EU #referendum - polling stations close 10pm

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Science-inspired artist Damien Hirst supports the EU Britain Stronger in Europe / #Remain campaign through the medium of #butterflies

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Watch #TEDxLondon LIVE this Friday 17 June, 1-7pm at

- hosted by Lauren Laverne at the Science Museum



SESSION ONE – 13.00 to 14.50

Laura Kriefman – Award-winning choreographer and creative technologist

Steve Bartlett – Social Media Entrepreneur

Gaia Vince – Broadcaster and author

Anthony Geffen – BAFTA and Emmy-winning documentary film maker

Music from Ruth Wall and Graham Fitkin

Dr Sundeep Dhillon – Adventurer and mountaineer

Al Murray – Comedian, author and parliamentary candidate


SESSION TWO – 15.30 to 17.00

Professor Sophie Scott – Neuroscientist and comedian

Alison Jackson – BAFTA award-winning artist

Talk and music from Talvin Singh

Mark Champkins – Product designer and Inventor-in-Residence at the Science Museum

J. Willgoose – Founder of musical duo Public Service Broadcasting,

Professor Lucie Greene – Presenter and space scientist


SESSION THREE – 17.45 to 19.00

Professor Stephen Hawking – Best-selling author and cosmologist (appearing via a pre-recorded video)

Krtin Nithiyanandam – 15 year old Google Science Fair winner

Music from Natalie Gauci

Lewis Iwu – Director of The Fair Education Alliance

Paul Franklin – Oscar and BAFTA-winning visual effects supervisor

Francesca Beard – Performance poet and writer


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Tomorrow evening / 16 June 2016, 6.30pm

An evening of art and science animations and interpretations.


Central St Martins, 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross

This event is free but booking is required.…

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SILENT SIGNAL: CASCADE SCREENING An evening of art and science animations and interpretations Thursday 16 June 6.30-9.00pm (registration from 6pm) Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA This event is free but booking is required. Please…

Dates for the diary... London Science Festival 2017 #LSF17 on *Science & Culture* | 18-25 October 2017

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Image: London at night - by British astronaut Tim Peake, currently on the International Space Station (ISS)

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Driverless vehicles in #Greenwich. How do you feel?

Participate in GATEway shuttle trials via


A GATEway prototype shuttle navigates its way around the Greenwich Peninsula for the first time ahead of official trials later this year. In this video the v...

Open Call for Entries: Arts@CERN / FACT Liverpool's COLLIDE International Award.

Arts@CERN has flourished since its creation in 2011, binding arts, science and technology to contribute to a fast growing knowledge-based culture. We are pleased to announce the COLLIDE International Award, a major international residency programme and a new collaboration between CERN and FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool).

The competition is open to artists of any natio...nality or age. Their proposal should reflect upon encounters between art and science, and offer challenging methods of collaboration with CERN scientists. The scope of this proposal should also consider a second developmental phase at FACT, where the artists will have the opportunity to expand their research and test its applications through FACTLab’s facilities and engagement with a wide range of communities. The ultimate goal for the residency will be the research and development of new concepts in laboratory contexts.

COLLIDE Open Call for Entries encourages the participation of artists interested in the ideas described above, complying with any of the following criteria:

•Artists interested in the cultural significance of science.
•Artists working with digital and scientific media, technology and concepts as inspiration for their work.
•Artists engaging with an innovative discourse on contemporary culture, following ambitious standards of creativity.
•Artists demonstrating an active interest in the institutional visions, research methodologies, and cultural engagement of CERN and FACT.
•Artists interested in the processes of fundamental science and particle physics who are able to extrapolate this understanding into projects of artistic excellence.
•Artists pushing the traditional forms of collaboration between the artistic and scientific fields, and asking innovative and provocative questions in this respect.
•Artists approaching science and research from diverse angles of enquiry, such as political, ethical, or sociological perspectives.

For more information visit:

Apply by 23 May 2016.

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WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS for 'THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF LIEVEN SCHEIRE' at SOHO THEATRE (…/the-wonderful-world-of-lieven-…) via our London Science Festival Twitter competition.

RETWEET the following tweet to enter the competition to win a pair of tickets for the show on Saturday 14 May 2016:



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From Edinburgh Festival Fringe to Soho Theatre:


Thursday 12 - Saturday 14 May 2016, 9.15pm


Soho Upstairs
£12.50 (£10)

Following his sell out Edinburgh Festival season in 2015, this unique, non fiction stand up takes little concepts like, oh you know, Einstein’s’ theory of relativity, and explains them in a way that is not only accessible but also hilarious!

If nerds are the new hunks, then the charming Lieven Scheire is set to win heads and hearts at his Soho debut! Having twice appeared on the No Such Thing As A Fish podcast with the QI-elves and Museum of Curiosity with John Lloyd on BBC Radio 4, don’t miss out on Belgium’s funniest physicist.


‘Big scientific theories and ideas explained with wit and charm by this Belgium born comic.’ - Time Out

‘Oh HOW I wish I had done physics at school. Lieven Scheire makes it all so fascinating.’ - Scotsman

‘One of The Fringe’s five best international comics.’ - Times…/the-wonderful-world-of-lieven-…

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS via London Science Festival Twitter competition - RETWEET the following tweet to enter the competition to win a pair of tickets for the show on Saturday 14 May 2016:


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100% of profits from #AppsForEarth Apple Store purchases till 24 April 2016 go to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF):

Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.

Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest ...recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries to build environmental democracy. We work through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.

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