So, we’ve been seeing each other on and off for over a year now, and I feel like we really get on. There’s something special between us.
But I’m just not ready to commit. The nights we have together are incredible, full of science, and fun and chaos, and I love the fact that we have so many fantastically talented friends in common. Let’s keep doing that. Let’s not settle down and find ourselves watching Celebrity Big Brother while the world happens outside. Let’s keep making science weird and exciting together. Let’s make amazing things happen, but not too often. So how about it? September 18th maybe?
I was thinking we should ask a bunch of our brilliant friends along to entertain us in a science-y way for 9 minutes each. So how about:
Audrey Nailor – Science Showoff traditionally shines the cold light of Science on poop, parasites and terrible creatures. I’ll be talking about the last, most disgusting taboo: the human fetus.
Bonnie Buckley – Do you love your eyelids? Find out what makes them so great and who’s missing out.
Antony Poveda – HAHAHAHahaha…haha…ha. Yes, we all love a good laugh, but what is comedy? Why does humour exist? And where is the funny bit in The Big Bang Theory? A deadly serious journey into the research that attempts to answer these critical questions, three wry smiles guaranteed!
Ezzy Pearson – Why did the Moon get pounded during the Late Heavy Bombardment? Why did Jupiter and Saturn’s relationship cause Neptune to leave them for Pluto? How did the Earth getting over friendly with a passing planetoid end up with the Moon being born? BBC Sky at Night Magazine’s Ezzy Pearson talks through the sexy early days of the Solar System’s formation.
Stephanie Wakeman – Morbid curiosity; what does it exactly entail and why do people seem so interested in it? Let me take you through a macabre voyage of gore, war and massacres.
Matthew Allen – The year is 2057 and NASAs next mission is to send an Astronaut on a one way trip to the centre of a black hole. I’ll show you what it would be like as they fall in, explain what Spaghettification is and how they would be able to see the back of their own head!
Ross Exton – Whose science is it anyway? I don’t know what this set will be about, because that’s up to you, the audience. A troop of performers will be performing a number of short skits as suggested by you.
Rhys Phillips – set details to come
The gig is at the Grain Barge in Bristol on September 18th. Doors open at 7pm with the gig starting at 7.30. We should be done by 10 and there will be an intermission. The gig is FREE but we’ll be collecting on the door for Bristol Mind (who support Bristol’s mental health) and we suggest a donation of FIVE POUNDS, all of which will go to the charity.
Me and you, Bristol. Me and you.