In 2014, the British Science Festival 2014 is taking place in Birmingham from 6 – 11 September. The British Science Association is working with their hosts, the University of Birmingham and associate partners Birmingham City Council, Aston University and Birmingham University. The association are now seeking proposals for the entertainment and family programme.
Specifically, they are looking for original, high quality science entertainments events for a wide range of audiences, including families, children , young adults, special interest groups and followers of the arts.
Events in the Festival programme include:
- Workshops for adults and for families.
- Comedy, drama and musical shows.
- Sci-art collaborations
- Trips to places of interest in the local area
- Behind the scenes tours
- Science shows
You can find out more about submitting your proposal for the entertainment and family programme, here.
If you would like to discuss any event ideas that you have, please contact Farrah Nazi by email, or by telephone on 020 7019 4941.
Young People’s Programme
The British Science Association are also accepting proposals for their Young People’s Programme. Next year they are focusing on highlighting career pathways and oppurtunities available to those who study science. Although the focus will be on young people aged 14+, they will also be offering activity for primary and lower secondary students.
You could propose:
- A workshop giving students the opportunity to experience something that they wouldn’t in the classroom.
- A science shows.
- An inspiration speaker.
- An activity that highlights career opportunities.
You can find out more about submitting your proposal for the Young People’s Programme, here.
If you would like to discuss your ideas for an activity, please contact Jo Coleman by email, or by telephone on 020 7019 4936.
In January 2014, the British Science Association will issue the call for proposals for events. If you have a talk, panel discussion or debate in mind, they will want to hear from you then.
You can register for more information on their website, or keep up-to-date on their Facebook page and twitter page.