BRISTOL SCIENCE SHOWOFF – MAY ’16

Bristol, we know you missed us. It’s time for your next dose of science, fun, chaos and charity-supporting at our next Science Showoff. We’ve got poetry, drama, heartbreaking, and silly puns from 8 great people, each in a tasty bite-size 9 minutes or less, and tickets are just £6+booking fee in advance (buy now!), or (still a bargain) £8 on the night. All proceeds to the wonderful St Werburgh’s City Farm.

Here are the performers who will be each be delivering their own unique take on science-flavoured entertainment:

Steve Cross, our traditional, professional science comedian compere, survivor of two jobs in science and scourge of university finance departments.

Marcus Johns on ‘Mending a broken heart – relationship advice not included’

John McInnes is a PhD student with Bristol University’s Wireless Communications CDT and standup comedian. His set will combine both of these things and end up being dense with silly science/engineering/mathematical puns.

Sarah Snell-Pym will present “Stars in My Eyes – space, poetry, possibly a puppet, hopefully no singing but who can tell!”

Stephen Litherland – who will look at some of the crazier conspiracy theories and why people believe them.

Chris Dunford There are 34,772 hours of Star Trek and Chris Dunford has spent his life watching them repeatedly, at the expense of his own social development. At Science Showoff Chris will rant like an unhinged junkie for 9 minutes on Star Trek’s portrayal of politics, gender, race and morality, and what that tells us about our own society. Chris will strike a fine balance to ensure that his material is too niche to be funny and too flippant to be of any intellectual merit. Chris speaks about himself in the third person.

Joe Daly – a psychology student about to embark on a PhD in robotics who will be talking about some of the curious things that make robots likeable (or not…)”

and Diana Erandi Barrera Moreno, who’s breaking boundaries with a play featuring history, social sciences, and more!

The gig is at the Grain Barge in Bristol on May 25th. Doors open at 7pm with the gig starting at 7.30. We should be done by 10.30 and there will be an intermission. Buy Tickets Now : all money goes to St Werburgh’s City Farm.

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