A unique ten-day festival, See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts, will bring visitors face-to-face with the UK’s finest science and the leading scientists and engineers behind it, as well as filling every corner of Southbank Centre with science-related arts events. The festival is being held in partnership with Southbank Centre to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society, the UK’s leading academy of sciences and the world’s oldest continuous science academy.
The festival will run from 25 June to 4 July and will include music inspired by scientific discovery (including all four of the Southbank Centre’s Resident Orchestras), dance, comedy, discussion, film, literature and art. At the heart of the celebrations is the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition which will give visitors the opportunity to meet the UK’s leading scientists throughout the day and explore their work through interactive exhibits spanning topics from liquid crystals to leishmaniasis, and from the birth of Africa’s new ocean to morphing engineering structures.
As a result of this exciting partnership between the Royal Society and Southbank Centre, the festival will present the UK premiere of Icarus at the Edge of Time – a collaboration between physicist and mathematician, Brian Greene, and composer, Philip Glass. Throughout the Festival, the whole of Southbank Centre’s site will be animated with performances, artworks and opportunities to interact, enthralling science fans of all ages including robotic AirPenguins, which will take to the sky in an ‘aviary’ installation in the Royal Festival Hall and giant life-size recreations of extinct pterosaurs outside.
Tickets will go on sale 22 March.
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