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Friday, April 12, 2013

Wild Science Festival - Zombies to invade Sanqhaur

The ever-popular Dumfries & Galloway Wild Science Festival is back for its fourth year with a programme packed with all things science from the eye-poppingly amazing to the downright weird. On Wednesday 1 st May Sanquhar braces itself for The Zombies Show, which will be at A’ The Airts at 7pm, FREE admission, age 14+.

Zombie Science is back – this time with a spoof tutorial on the real science behind a Zombie epidemic. Join Theoretical Zombiologist Doctor Smith as he puts you at the heart of a hypothetical Zombieism outbreak and teaches you what to do when the inevitable Zombie pandemic occurs… Certified by the Zombie Institute for Theoretical Studies, the tutorial features a multi-media presentation, practical demonstrations and audience participation. The Zombie Show is supported by the Wellcome Trust and University of Glasgow. 
“Quirky and engaging, a delicate mixture of innocence and darker undertones.”
***** – Edinburgh Spotlight

Over at The CatStrand, New Galloway, the Wild Science Festival presents Geobus, on Wednesday 1st May at 7pm, free admission. Dr Kathryn Roper will talk about Scotland’s geology through time, with the help of demonstrations and the audience. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

And look out for the special party launch for this year’s Wild Science Festival on Saturday 27 th April with the Maxwell Ceilidh, in Easterbrook Hall, Crichton Campus, Dumfries. Join in with hugely popular musicians Freeland Barbour and The Occasionals for an evening of Scottish music and dance to celebrate James Clerk Maxwell, the Galloway man who changed the world by discovering electromagnetic waves. There will be plenty of old favourites plus the launch of Freeland’s brand new dance - ‘Maxwell's Waves’. Tickets are £5, contact to reserve a ticket to pick up on the night.

The MAYHEM! Family Day on Saturday 4th May (May the Fourth Be With You) at the Crichton Campus will offer workshops, stalls, displays and demonstrations for everyone. Find Lego Mindstorms and SpheroRobots; giant bacteria furry toys; make your own woodpecker and learn to make it peck; get soldering with MadLab, or launch your own Bottle Rocket. Everything is free.

For more info - head to the science festival website here

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