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Wanted new performers for Science Showoff – 17 March 2020, Star of Kings near King’s Cross in London

Science Showoff, a series of science performance events for adult audiences that raise money for charity and help science communicators develop their skills. Previous performers include a then-unknown Hannah Fry, a not-yet-on-telly Fran Scott and a “who’s this guy?” Alex Lathbridge.

We’re back on 17 March at the Star of Kings near King’s Cross in London, and looking for people who’ve never performed for us before to take part and raise money for Breast Cancer Now.

We welcome science presentations, demos, comedy, music, interpretive dance whatever you’ve got as long as it’s about science. This gig is perfect if you’re a scientist eager to get out more, a science teacher who wants to have an audience of adults for once, a science fan who wants to try a stage out for the first time, a musician or comedian with some experimental science material to try out or ANYONE AT ALL WHO LIKES FUN AND SCIENCE.

Tell us you’d like to perform using the signup link on our website.

Signing up here doesn’t guarantee a slot. Signup order is not running order. We reserve the right to refuse performers or topics.

You can already buy tickets to see the gig and donate to charity at https://www.ticketsignite.com/event/2607/science-showoff-new-performer-special. Use the code “steve” to get £5 off when you buy four tickets.

See you all when you’ve got a mic in your hands!

Posted on behalf of Dr Steve Cross


Science Showoff – MOSI 25 October 2013 – Sign up to perform

Science Showoff is an open mic night for scientists, science communicators, science teachers, historians and philosophers of science, students, science popularisers and anyone else with something to show off about science.

You can perform in any style you like, about any kind of science you want. You might tell jokes, sing songs, play excerpts from your radio work, read poems, do science demos, LITERALLY ANYTHING. But it has to fit on a stage. And take 9 minutes or less.

As part of the Manchester Science Festival, MOSI is hosting the next Science Showoff.

Sign up here to get in on the act!