Brighton Science Festival 2014

Published On January 16, 2014 | By We Love Brighton | Archive

6th February – 3rd March 2014
Various venues

Brighton’s Science Festival is back to liven up your February once more, with a wide range of weird and wonderful exhibitions, talks, workshops and much more all across Sussex. Prices vary but many events are FREE! Here are some of our top picks from the festival:


bright-sparks-all-picSATURDAY 15th – SUNDAY 16th FEB
Bright Sparks Family Day

Hove Park Upper School hosts a full day of science fun.

Hove Park Upper School
£5/ £16 family ticket. Under 7s FREE.


arthropod-final1SUNDAY 16th – SATURDAY 22nd FEB
Arthopods Arts Workshops

Free drop-in sessions for arts, crafts and science fun for kids of all ages.

Sun 10-4pm, Mon 12-3pm, Fri 12-3pm, Sat 12-4pm
Arthopod Arts, Rottingdean


lego-mindstorms-category-webMONDAY 17th FEB
Lego Mindstorms Robotics Workshop

A Lego Robotics Workshop! Need we say any more?!

11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm
Latest Music Bar, Brighton
£3. Advanced booking advised.
Recommended ages 11-16.


silhouettes-category-webMONDAY 17th – TUESDAY 18th FEB
Silhouette Workshop

Silhouettes were the selfies of their day. Learn about their history, discover how they were produced and try making them for yourself, using our copy of a Georgian-period silhouette machine. You can take home the result.

12pm, 2pm & 4pm
Regency Townhouse
FREE but booking required
14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.


paper-magic-category-webMONDAY 17th – WEDNESDAY 19th FEB
Paper Magic Workshop

Take time out to learn some easy magic tricks to amaze your friends using nothing but a piece of paper and simple technology.

11am –  4pm
The Marlborough
£1. Under 5s FREE.


forensics-who-dunnit-category-webWEDNESDAY 19th FEB
Think Forensic present ‘Who Dunnit?’

Use real forensic techniques to solve a crime: fingerprints; analyzing blood spatter; identifying and matching hair and fibres under the microscope; shoe prints and tyre tracks. Serious fun for future forensic scientists.

9am, 11:30am, 2pm, 4:30pm and 7pm
Latest Music Bar
£10/ £30 for a family ticket (2 adults + 2 children)


nerd-nite-category-webTHURSDAY 20th FEB
Nerd Nite Talk

A monthly meeting with great guest speakers to talk about a variety of quirky and fascinating topics.

7:30pm doors/ 8pm start
Caroline of Brunswick
£5 on the door


build-your-own-games-console-category-webSATURDAY 22nd FEB
Build Your Own Games Console Workshop

Does what it says on the tin! Ever dreamed of making your own games console? Well now you can!

Build Brighton
£45 (inc. all parts and components)
Ages 14+ recommended


simpsonssinghSATURDAY 1st MAR
Simon Singh – The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

Simon Singh talks about the ideas in his book of the same title, looking at the not-so-hidden mathematical references which can be found littering the last 25 years of The Simpsons.

Sallis Benney Theatre
£10/ £7
Ages 14+ recommended


For a full list of events for Brighton Science Festival, check out their website here

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