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Pocket Science Festival Tour 2016

Gary Hart July 26, 2016

The Pocket Science Festival tours Sussex this summer – taking in Brighton, Worthing, Eastbourne and Billingshurst, heading back to Brighton for the grand finale.


It looks like a funfair: it is a funfair, but each of the attractions has a bit of science to enthral and enthuse young minds. It’s a two-man science mission to spark children’s curiosity with fun and interactive workshops and talks.

With a wealth of hands-on activities, this self-contained education roadshop has been roaming Sussex and beyond for the last ten years – fostering learning and co-operation whilst inspiring young people with the everyday wonders of science.

The ever-growing line-up is packed with a whole host of new tricks, demonstrations and games – brand new additions include zip-wire seagull bombing and the opportunity to grow several times your original size or shrink to the size of a pin – alongside old favourites such as the Heath Robinson inspired contraption, the Incredible Machine.

Created by science magicians Richard Robinson (Director of Brighton Science Festival) and Jonathan Hare (from BBC’s Rough Science), it’s a fantastic afternoon out for the whole family.

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2016 Summer Tour Dates:

Tuesday, August 16 – St. Andrews Church, Hillside, Brighton, BN2 4TA*

Wednesday, August 31 – Sidney Walter Centre, Worthing, BN11 1DS

Thursday, September 1 – Under Ground Theatre, Eastbourne, BN21 4TL

Friday, September 2 – Billingshurst Centre, Billingshurst, RH14 9EW

Saturday, September 3 – Synergy Centre, Brighton, BN1 2RA

All events run from 11am – 4pm.  £3 on the door. *Free Entry

Recommended for ages 7 – 13 (but all welcome!)