See Further Festival @ The Southbank Centre!
News reaches us this week that those boffins down at The Royal Society are 350 years old this year and as part of their year long celebration of geekery they’re currently holding a very unique and fun festival at the Southank Centre!
Further: The Festival of Science + Arts is a unique ten-day festival with runs until July 4 2010 and explores the links between the sciences and arts and features a host of cross-disciplinary collaborations, scientific and artistic events.
For those who don’t know, The Royal Society is quite a big deal when it comes to world of science and it looks like the celebs have been queuing up to attend.
King of Nerds Stephen Fry was seen quaffing gin and tonics at the festival last night alongside Tim Berners-Lee, only the inventor of the bloody World Wide Web. Mahiki eat your heart out!
There are dozens of events going on throughout the festival, but our favourite one still to come has to be a beautiful walking tour taking place along the Thames between the Southbank Centre and the Tower of London. Unlike a lot of the cheesy London tours you get around the Thames, the See Further tour will explain the science that keeps our city alive. The only tickets left are for tomorrow though – so you better be quick!
We’re also looking forward to the Beautiful Noise panel with Professor Robert Winston (that bloke off Child Of Our Time) which explores the science and evolution of music. Cool, huh? Let’s hope Professor Winston’s impressive moustache fits through the door.