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Leeds Festival of Science 2018

Join us at the Leeds Festival of Science.  As well as our school events we have a series of events for the public.
Bring your family, friends or come on your own;  you’re very welcome!  Spread the word to pupils and parents!

Our headline act this year is:
Thursday 22nd March, 7:30pm – 9pm
Tickets £6
University of Leeds Book your places now.
Suitable for ages 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult).

A show about climate change from comedian and environmental economist Matt Winning describing how global warming is destroying both the planet and his life.
Matt gives a presentation on how a world which is sick of experts may not be about much longer. For fans of An Inconvenient Truth.

‘Winning’s sharp wit and intelligence allows him to educate as he entertains’ ★★★★ 1/2 (The Sunday Post)

‘Filibuster is a very powerful and eccentric piece of comedy from Winning, who is sure to become one of the largest names in UK comedy very soon.’
★★★★ (ShortCom)
Winner of the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2011, Matt Winning is one of the most exciting, unique and imaginative new stand-up and character comedians in the UK.
The Scottish comic’s eccentric and idiosyncratic act is a whirlwind of ideas, combining an original approach to one-liners, acute observations and shouting loudly. Matt was a finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards 2012. He was also finalist in the Chortle Student Comedy Awards in 2010 as himself and again in 2011 as the character Steph E Graph.
‘Lightweight stuff’(Guardian)
‘An attractively impish spirit’(The Guardian)
‘Charming and accomplished’ ★★★★ (List)
‘Clever gags, esoteric routines’ (Scotsman)
‘The son of Robert Mugabe★★★★ (Skinny)
‘Meticulous and funny from start to finish★★★★★ (MumbleComedy.net)
Other public events include:
50 years of plate tectonics
University of Leeds
7pm Wednesday 14th March
Science Fair
Leeds City Museum
11am – 4pm Saturday 17th March
Be Curious 2018 – we are international
University of Leeds
10am – 4pm Saturday 17th March
Cafe Scientifique – Science Slam – Look!
Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton
8pm Tuesday 20th March
Are large databases good for your health?
University of Leeds
2:30pm Wednesday 21st March
Find out more about all of these at
Hope to see you there,
Best wishes,
The Festival Team

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