Science is the star in Cheltenham Science Festival’s Open Mic Night. Featuring performances from poet and writer Nikita Gill, comedian Kyle Evans and Geologise Theatre, grab a drink and join host Hana Ayoob and guests for an evening of unmissable and hilarious science-inspired skits, from Caesar-ciphered pop songs to a sing-off between a mammal and a dinosaur (yes, you read that correctly).


Hana Ayoob is a science communicator and illustrator. She enjoys bringing people together to enjoy exploring the world around them. Hana has a background in Zoology, and will draw and talk about animals whenever possible.

Kyle D Evans is an award-winning maths communicator and entertainer who tours the country with mathematical shows for all ages. Here he brings together elements of his ‘Maths Mayhem’ show, which he has performed in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland.

Geologise theatre are Roberta Wilkinson and Matthew Kemp, PhD students in Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford who love to put science on stage – from single songs to full musicals.

Nikita Gill is a British-Indian writer and poet living in the south of England. With a huge online following, her words have entranced hearts and minds all over the world. Where Hope Comes From: Healing poetry for the heart, mind and soul is her latest collection.



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