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Call for sustainability activities for the Festival of Manchester 31 August

Public engagement opportunity with the Science and Industry Museum

Festival of Manchester – Saturday 31 August, Platt Fields Park
This one day festival of music, food, sport, crafts and culture began in Platt Fields Park, Manchester in 2018, when it was attended by over 10,000 people. The festival organisers have shown a keen interest in having content related to sustainability and climate change, so we are looking for activities on this theme. As a major cultural organisation in the city, the museum will be attending this year and encouraging the festival’s diverse family audience to engage with contemporary STEM content.

What we’re looking for
We’re looking for a group of volunteers that could deliver 1-3 family friendly activities on our stand at the festival – exact timings are tbc but are expected to be 12pm-6pm.
Activities should be as hands-on and interactive as possible, and could include live experiments, make and takes, games or demonstrations.

What we can provide
We are able to provide lunch and travel expenses to all researchers taking part.
Museum staff will also be present at the event to help engage festival attendees and to support with the smooth running of the stand.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please get in touch with Georgina Wells (Contemporary Science Programme Coordinator) by Thursday 8 August.
Georgina.wells@scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk
Tel: 0161 6967786

Open Call: Arts and Health – Late event, 6 March 20919

The Science and Industry Museum are hosting their next adult Late event on Wednesday 6 March. It will explore the connection between physical and mental healthcare and the arts. They are looking for event contributors – researchers, practitioners, artists and performers to deliver interactive activities, creative projects and performances.

Full details in attached PDF – Arts and Health Late

Deadline for expressing interest: 4 February 2019

For more information contact Georgina Wells, Contemporary Science Programme Coordinator, Science and Industry Museum.

Email: Georgina.Wells@scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk

Call out for Manchester Science Festival electricity events (closes 5 September 2018)

The Museum of Science and Industry is looking for STEM professionals working in the field of electricity to support the delivery of a bold, creative and ambitious events programme supporting Electricity: The Spark of Life.

There are just two weeks left to submit activity proposals for our electricity-themed events programme at this year’s Manchester Science Festival (Thursday 18th – Sunday 28thOctober).

Power Playground and Power: Late will support Electricity: The Spark of Life, the festival’s headline exhibition.

Download the the Open call – Manchester Science Festival electricity events (pdf) for full details and key information about the events, the exhibition and a link to an online application form where you can submit your application to take part.

The call for applications close Wed 5 September 2018.

If you have any questions about the event or the application form, please contact the Museum of Science and Industry’s Contemporary Science Programme Coordinator – Georgina.Wells@msimanchester.org.uk

MakeFest 2018 – calls for makers (scientists, engineers, artists and more)

MakeFest is back! This year, our family festival of making, building, coding, crafting and tinkering has new dates and an exciting programme to celebrate the Year of Engineering 2018. But it’s still all about hands-on, do-it-yourself making at a festival that will take over the Museum of Science and Industry on Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 May and give our visitors a chance to try something new.

We need all kinds of people to make MakeFest happen. Techie, maker, engineer, hacker, hobbyist, crafter, artist, tinker, tailor or even a candlestick maker – we want to hear from you.

If you’re available to take part on both Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May,  go to our website and fill out a short application form to be part of MakeFest 2018.

Applications can be submitted by individuals or groups. For more information on the event and timescales, click here to go to our website where you can download the Festival Pack.

Posted on behalf of Georgina Wells, Contemporary Science Programme Coordinator, Museum of Science and Industry T: +44 (0)161 696 7786 E: Georgina.Wells@msimanchester.org.uk