Hi London, how have you been?
First of all, go and get a ticket for our massive gig at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London of February 5th: http://www.thebloomsbury.com/event/run/1859 . Once you’ve done that, come back and read the rest of this.
It’s time to announce some London gigs for 2014 with a new twist. We’re borrowing a trick from the ATP Festivals and working with guest curators to bring their favourite acts to our stage. The side-effect of this is that we also get to troll Museums Showoff who will get upset about the appropriation of the word ‘curators’.
All of these gigs will be in the basement of the Star of Kings on York Way. That’s next to the canal, two doors from King’s Place and opposite the new University of the Arts London building. You can’t sign up to perform – the guest curators will invite 10 acts each to make-up a line-up, alongside our relentless compere Steve Cross. This way we all get a little peek into their visions of science communication and their little black books.
The gigs are:
March 18th – curated by Elise Bramich, the person behind the scenes of lots of your favourite science and maths TV.
April 15th – curated by Tom Whyntie, superman of physics, the man who takes CERN into schools, satirist and raconteur.
May 20th – curated by Holly Rogers, events guru for the Academy of Medical Sciences, Science London and a Science Brainwaves grandee.
June 17th – curated by Imran Khan, King of the British Science Association and owner of the most powerful beard in science communication.
We’ll be adding at least one more date and one more guest curator for July.
Nearer the time we’ll release details of the lineups, and the charities that the guest curators have chosen for all your donations to go to. We’re incredibly excited and look forward to seeing you in our new London home.
Hoorah! And Happy New Year!