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Volunteering at Cheltenham Science Festival 2020 (applications close 23 March 2020)

The Cheltenham Science Festival is looking for friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic volunteers. Volunteers will be needed from Monday 1 June – Monday 8 June to help with all aspects of running a successful festival. This would be a valuable experience especially for those passionate about arts administration, events management and stage production.

We try to give our volunteers the best experience possible and we are so grateful for the time and effort given. So, whether you have a bit of free time, are looking to gain some experience in the events industry, or, acquire new skills and knowledge on how to run a festival, this is for you! This is also a very good opportunity to give something back to the community, and whether you’re a fan of Science or simply looking to get into it, this is a great opportunity to discover more about this world. Above all, being a volunteer is also being part of a family, getting to know new people and have a great time all together.

In return for volunteers’ hard work, UK travel expenses are paid and accommodation is provided if not local, as is a small contribution towards living costs (please note that we are unfortunately unable to offer single rooms and the accommodation is in shared apartments). You will also receive a free Cheltenham Festivals T-shirt to wear during the festival and to keep. And of course, the opportunity to get behind the scenes at a famous festival with the chance to see great events for free!

Find out more and apply at:
https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/news-3/2020/02/volunteer-at-the-festival/

Applications close 23 March 2020.

Take Part in the Over-Ambitious Demo Challenge at Cheltenham Science Festival

We’re on the hunt for new contestants for the 2020 Over-Ambitious Demo Challenge at Cheltenham Science Festival.

In previous years, our audiences have been wowed by ballet dancing on cornstarch, crazy bubbles, steel-cutting sausages and lots lots more.

Demos need to be fun, exciting, surprising and overly ambitious, keeping the audience in suspense until the very end!

In previous years, contestants have prepared a 12-minute demo for the first round, and a 5-minute demo for the second round.

The event will be on the evening of Sunday 7 June.

How to apply:

Please complete the registration form at: https://cheltenhamfestivals.wufoo.com/forms/xpi5l2o0ygkoyg/

The deadline for applications is Monday 24 February at 12 noon.

Cheltenham Science Festival will cover your travel and one night accommodation (if required) and an honorarium.

If you have any questions, please drop a line to: science@cheltenhamfestivals.com

Posted on behalf of Dr Marieke Navin, Cheltenham Science Festival Head of Programming

Cheltenham Science Festival 2017 – Call for Ideas

We’ve just launched a Call for Ideas for next year’s Cheltenham Science Festival with a deadline of Monday 21 November 2016.

You can find out more about the call and submit your ideas here:
http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/science-in-the-square/call-for-ideas-2017

Cheltenham Science Festival is a 6-day celebration of science with a programme of vibrant and thoughtful discussions, hot debates, mind-blowing performances, participative workshops and hands-on exhibitions. The themes for 2017 are Music and Sound, Mysteries of the Mind and Our Future World.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch directly with: hana.ayoob@cheltenhamfestivals.com

Hana Ayoob, Programming Manager, Cheltenham Science Festival
T: 01242 537291
Tw: @HanaAyoob
cheltenhamfestivals.com