We’ve worked with Gloucestershire Deaf Association to create a series of accessible performances during Cheltenham Science Festival.
Ten events from the online schools programme and live Family shows have been specially selected to give children using BSL the chance to explore science with favourite presenters and scientists.
Mathematician and FameLab alumnus Kyle Evans shares his love of maths in Maths Mayhem – a series of five truly curious mathematical problems, from Fibonacci based rhyme to tips on how to win the paper folding world championships. Ginny Smith from Braintastic! Science shows how to make Amazing Illusions to try out on friends and family and demonstrates how illusions can help us understand how the brain works.
Four live Family events suitable for a range of ages will be presented with a BSL interpreter.
They all take place on the Apollo stage in Imperial Gardens on Sunday 13 June:
- 11am: Diatom Dave creates fun explosive science from lemonade cannons to bubble fires for ages 4+
- 12:30pm Join David Price the Science Busker from Science Made Simple on this hands on and hearts on journey into the amazing science of our everyday lives.
- 2pm: 2020 Wainwright Prize winner Dara McAnulty talks about his book Diary of a Young Naturalist.
- 4pm: Gloucester Youth Community Action and Strike A Light present a theatrical performance of I Stand For What I Stand On, exploring the crisis gripping our planet.
“At Cheltenham Festivals we are working towards a world in which everyone can explore culture. We are hugely grateful to Gloucestershire Deaf Association for their work in translating and editing our online Science for Schools events and for providing interpreters for the live Family events. We’d also like to thank Elmfield School for Deaf Children in Bristol for their input.”
Can’t attend the festival in person?
We have six digital events for children and their families available on our #CheltSciFest microsite.