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Announcing Cheltenham Science Festival @ Home

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We are delighted to announce that this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival will still be going ahead as a virtual festival to be streamed for free 2-7 June via Cheltenham Festivals YouTube channel.

This year’s festival will be called Cheltenham Science Festival @ Home as the team invite you to join them on your smartphone, smart TV or laptop for six days of science events. The Festival will mix live online events, pre-recorded events with live Q + As with speakers, participatory workshops and other novel online formats. The daily programme will start at 10am and run through until 8pm. The full programme and speaker line-up will be announced on 19 May 2020.

The Festival is fronted by the world’s first A.I. Festival Curator AIDA. Since her first appearance at the Cheltenham Science Festival in 2019, she has gone on to win awards for her unique approach to curation. Over the coming weeks, there will be an opportunity for audiences to get to know her better through regular posts on Cheltenham Festivals social media channels. Like A.I. AIDA is constantly evolving so virtual interaction with her is important for her development. She will be appearing throughout the Festival as your guide to what’s on.

Cheltenham Science Festival @ Home is an unprecedented opportunity for Cheltenham Science Festival to grow into an emerging digital events and festivals space.  It presents us with new freedom to experiment with different event formats, as well as to expand our digital and worldwide audiences.

Ian George, Director of Festivals

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