Out of the box thinking for 2015 science festival in Fife

Having fun at the science festival
Having fun at the science festival

Have you got a whizz-bang idea that might just manage to put a fresh twist on science?

An appeal has gone out for ‘out-of-the-box’ suggestions which stretch the definition of ‘science’ as plans accelerate for next year’s Fife Science Festival.

Following the huge success of this year’s event, Dundee Science Centre will once again lead the event in March 2015, in parallel with National Science and Engineering Week.

As preparations gather speed, organisations and individuals are being asked to submit their event proposals aimed at the general public as well as both primary and secondary school pupils.

Funded by the Scottish Government and Fife Cultural Trust, the 2014 event was hailed a ‘showstopping success’, after audience figures showed a 200 per cent increase compared to last year.

The event explored science through a host of events, activities and exhibitions within a total of 29 venues. Over 14,000 visitors flocked to the 32 different events, a 219 per cent increase on the 2013 event.

Laura Wilkie, festivals and community engagement manager, Dundee Science, said: “We are absolutely thrilled at the success of this year’s Fife Science Festival, which incorporated a cracking line-up of free, fascinating and fun activities, events and exhibitions.

“It was also the year in which we attracted a record number of event proposals.

“We are once again appealing to the imaginative and welcoming communities throughout Fife to do the same this year – inspire us with their take on science, translating their ideas into events for visitors of all ages and abilities.

“We look forward to seeing a fantastic mix of event ideas to create yet another festival full of fun, surprises and intrigue.”

For more details on the festival, and a form to submit ideas, contact Laura on 01382 228800 or visit www.fifesciencefestival.org.uk

Science for Everyone

Fife Science Festival transforms the Kingdom of Fife, over 10 days, with events to celebration science, engineering and technology.

The festival in 2015 will run from Friday, March 13 to Sunday, March 22.

Exciting events are planned including, family fun days, talks, exhibitions, shows, and comedy! All events are free but may need booked in advance.