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26 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014

Science in the City | Malta

science_in_the_city Get to meet researchers, see new technologies and experience their fusion with art at the Science in the City festival. Malta's Science and Art Festival is part of a Europe-wide programme of 'European Researchers' Nights' on 26 September, Science in the City will fill Valletta with art and entertainment all linked to science. Do you want to know about some unusual and bizarre medical practices? Do you want to know what fantastical technologies dreamt by science fiction writers and inventors are becoming part of today’s world? Do you want to try your hands dirty with some experiments? Festival highlights include:
  •  an exceptional theatrical piece played by The Royal Shakespeare Company veteran Tim Hardy in The Trials of Galileo, and presented by Icarus Theatre Collective. After a successful tour of the US, a sold out run at the Brighton Fringe Festival and Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, and just recently at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Trials of Galileo will be performed at The Palace Courtyard with the support of the British Council (Malta).
  • Planes and mazes will be coming to Palace Square. Lufthansa Technik will be showing various parts of an aircraft, together with a model aircraft. Enter Amaze2 and experience the particle accelerator at CERN, X-Ray Crystallography, making your own music with plants, the weather and much more. The installation has been designed by Logix Creative and Daaa Haus for Science in the City, Valletta 2018 Foundation and Notte Bianca.
  •  Along Republic Street, STEM unplugged with the participation of all science-related student organisations at University are bringing health checks, experiments and activities. Creative Island street performers, supported by Malta Arts Fund, will hold a travelling medicine show, staging vintage style entertainment.
The aims of the event are:
  • to run a yearly science and art festival in Malta
  • to bring science to everyone in a fun, entertaining and creative way
  • to provide a yearly focus for creatives and scientists to collaborate on projects
  • to encourage the next generation of scientists and artists
  • to show how science and art can benefit each other.
Check Science in the City on Facebook for the latest programme details The science and art festival will take place on Friday 26September from 6pm onwards until midnight. It is funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions of the Horizon 2020 Program of the EU, and a number of corporate sponsors. Read more about the EU-funded European Researchers' Night. The NIGHT is a Europe-wide event taking place in many cities and countries every year on the last Friday of September. If you are keen on learning more about science in an easy and entertaining way, don't miss this opportunity to discover scientific experiments, visit labs 'behind the scenes', do a science quiz or take part in a flashmob for science. This is a mega event which takes place every year simultaneously in several hundred cities all over Europe and beyond. You can check on the European Researchers' Night map of Europe to find other events - many countries have several cities with events planned.