April 8, 2013
We’re coming back to Latitude!
Come find us in the Faraway Forest with some tasty treats to tickle your grey matter…
What does the brain sound like? Join us and our giant brain as we take you through a range of recordings – from firing neurons to hissing hair cells and singing cortices – and discover how much we can learn about the brain just by listening to it.
Jelly Brain Dissection
Come dissect, discuss and digest the most complex thing in the known universe: jelly, set in the shape of your marvellous cortex. Explore the evolutionary history of the brain as we serve up a range of delectable panna cotta models from across the animal kingdom.
June 6, 2012
Will we get to feed dog food to one of their reporters again?
One can only hope!
March 24, 2012
Hacked Human Orchestra
Join us as we blend soft fabric electronics with creative technologists to transform your threads into wearable musical instruments. Come hack your outfit: learn to stitch synths into shirts, turn trousers into trumpets and redesign dresses into drums and help create the world’s first mobile electronic human orchestra. In the final act, we will assemble en masse for an impromptu orchestral performance unlike any other, led by composer Florian Lunaire who will score our singular soundtrack as we wind our way throughout the festival. Produced in collaboration with tech artists MzTEK and sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Check out this short film by the manager at our headquarters The Centre For Creative Collaboration, Debbie Davies, to get a better idea for how it’s all come together…
Future Cinema presents: Bugsy Malone
We’ll be joining the Friday night site takeover by the Future Cinema with our medieval-style catapults for a grand finale unlike any you’ve ever seen! Come see us get messy Friday night.
Join us as we tango with Spiritualized, Wilco, The Midnight Masked Ball with the Old Vic Tunnels, spas, banquets, lakes and debates at one of Britain’s newest, loveliest festivals – a bit like the sophisticated, chilled-out big sister of the Secret Garden Party.
January 26, 2012
This summer sees our first foray to one of England’s loveliest festivals, Shambala!
Join us August 23-27 on the August Bank Holiday Weekend at a stunning secret location in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside as we explore your anatomy, hack an orchestra and take the hunt for the Higgs to new terrain.
12:00 Introducing the Miniature Zoo: Tim Maynard
Our resident zookeeper Tim will introduce Geoff the chameleon, Millicent the giant millipede and Harriet the tarantula. Daily outside our tent come meet our complete collection, featuring snakes, geckos and bearded dragons!
12:30 and 15:00 Anatomical Life Drawing
For a unique blend of science and art, Evy Jokhova will reveal our model’s inner anatomy, outlining her viscera, bones, veins and nerves. Come explore the human form from the inside out.
14:00 The Evolution of Music: Zoe Cormier
Neuroscience has revealed that music affects the brain like nothing else, creating symphonies of synchronized electrical explosions inside our heads. Learn what science has taught us about music – and what music has taught us about science.
12:00-17:00 Hacked Human Orchestra: MzTEK
Join us as we blend soft fabric electronics with creative technologists to transform your threads into wearable musical instruments. Come use learn to use conductive thread, resistors, transistors and copper tape to create a high pitched piano or a sonic sampler to take home with you. This all-day workshop also features omposer Florian Lunaire treat you to a personalized recording session. Let us hack your outfit with creative technologists MzTEK. Cost: £5.
12:00 Zombie Apocalypse: Frank Swain
Discover how to make your own voodoo slaves using parasitic worms and puffer fish, learn why 40% of the audience may already harbour a mind-bending bug, and remember how to avoid becoming a zombie yourself. P.S. BRAINS.
13:00 & 15:00 Particle Zoo Safari
Come on a quest for the fundamental particles of the universe. Observe the strange mating rituals of quarks and electrons in their natural habitat. Who knows, we may even find the Higgs!
14:00 Rocket Science: Simon Foster
Witness rocket-man Simon go ballistic as he cooks up an explosive mixture of Newtonian physics, Nazi flying bombs, and Cold War moon missions. Come learn to mix gunpowder and help us go out with a bang.