From 7 to 18 September Bradford will come alive with science with the British Science Festival, and its fringe festival. Events are happening across the city from the University of Bradford campus to Bombay stores and the National Media Museum to the North Parade area.
The core British Science Festival, from Monday, 7 to Thursday, 10 September, features a daytime and evening programme of events aimed at adults with a broad interest in science. The four days of free events will bring a vibrant array of performances, talks, workshops, discussions, installations and entertainment all dedicated to showing how science touches our lives and impacts on our society.
You could expand your horizons at Underwater landscapes, a talk about the sea floor and underwater geology. Or just have a giggle at George Egg: anarchist cook, science comedy straight from the Edinburgh Fringe. Other highlights will include investigations into who owns outer space, the science behind hip-hop, and the psychology of creativity!
This science extravaganza is immediately followed by a Festival fringe, from Friday, 11 to Friday 18 September, which focuses on events for schools and families.
The highlight of the Fringe is the Family Weekend, on 12 and 13 September. There are lots of events on at the City Park Family Saturday and the University Family Sunday, ranging from making your own nanojelly, to Zap, Crackle and Pop, the story of electricity as explained by BBC presenter Dr Marty Jopson.
On the Saturday you can drop in to the City Park Science Market, from 11am to 3pm, and there are also events at the National Media Museum and Bradford College.
The University of Bradford visited three primary schools in Bradford to ask them to explain some science. Watch the video to see the results!