Mancunians Wanted – June 17th

Hi Manchester.

We’ve heard a rumour that you’ve got something to say about science,
and we’d love to give you a chance to say it in front of the loveliest
crowd you can imagine. Fancy having a go at Science Showoff on the
evening of June 17th at the Museum of Science and Industry in

What is Science Showoff?

It’s a chaotic open mic night for science fans, scientists,
filmmakers, dancers, musicians, science communicators, science
teachers, historians and philosophers of science, students, science
popularisers and anyone else with something to show off about science.
It’s been running for four years in London, Bristol and all over the
UK. It’s been to Manchester twice before and totally sold out the
front hall of the Museum of Science and Industry both times!

What happens on the night?

We start at 7.30, with an introduction from compere Steve Cross, and
the night runs in two halves, each an hour long. The signed-up
performers take to the stage to show off their science. They might:

Show a film they just made
Try out a new demo
Practice a new science comedy set
Tell us about their new discovery
Perform an 9-minute play about science
Play their new song about protons
Tell us what they’ve been up to
Predict the future
Give us a taster of their science-themed Edinburgh show
Read us their latest science poem
Try out a bit of a new science lesson on us
Play us a short radio documentary
Experiment on the crowd
Read us a blogpost
Perform an interpretive dance about science

Or anything else…

Every set lasts 9 minutes or less. There’s a 20 minute intermission
and we finish by 10pm, to give us an hour of picking each other’s
brains over beer and to form new plans and partnerships before closing

What about money?

No-one gets paid for this. We keep ticket prices low and profits go
towards the Museum’s work to take science to people who don’t usually
get to experience it.




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