Science Showoff Birmingham – 22nd February, REP STUDIO

In the West Midlands it’s Epic Encounters season, and we’re heading up to the Birmingham Repertory Theatre with an incredible variety of science-y folk for a night of chaotic cabaret.

You can buy tickets (£5/£3) and find out more here: http://birmingham-rep.co.uk/season/epic-encounters

Joining us for this amazing night of space-themed material will be:

Steve Cross – your MC and veteran of Science Showoffs all over the UK. He has shiny glasses and a surprisingly low-brow sense of humour for a man with so much science in him.

Rowena Fletcher-Wood – I am going to be talking about the Vogon Theory – how Mossbauer Spectroscopy can help us work out if the threat of Vogons blowing up the earth is looming on the horizon.

Sarah Cosgriff – Would you mine a big ball of rock that is travelling fast in space? I will be talking about asteroid mining, a rather science-fiction sounding idea that could become reality.

One Thousand Ladder Theatre Company – Dennis Sold Me The Moon uses accapella close harmony singing of songs such as Bowie’s Space Oddity and Babylon Zoo’s Spaceman, poetic storytelling and playful shadow puppetry to tell the story of man’s journey to the Moon.

Flux Dance Theatre Company – Flux Dance Theatre are interested in what happens when art and science collide. See for yourself, through watching an except from their latest work, how dance performance can provide audiences with a fresh perspective on how we can view, learn and talk about science.

Jon Wood – “It IS Rocket Science” There are many ways to get this off the ground and I’m going to compare the elemental to the elements.

Chrissie Waddington – A brief history of the Rosetta probe, including: Rosetta awake again and the comet encounter in November. Why we want to land a probe on a comet.

Kristina Gavran – Have you ever followed a star? Do you believe in lucky stars? This is a story about such a common thing as falling in love with not so common characters as one boy who loves numbers and a girl who wants to travel the world.

Sophie Allan – Mars One and the Hazards of Mars colonisation: Will“Big Brother in Space” bring about a new era of commercialised exploration, the televised demise of foolhardy explorers or will it even get off the ground at all?

The gig starts at 7.45pm and you can find all the details of how to find us here:

http://birmingham-rep.co.uk/season/epic-encounters

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