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March 30, 2019 - March 31, 2019
  • Young Essex

Science & The Imagination weekend

Various venues in Chelmsford
A photo of ARU's Lord Ashcroft Building, looking futuristic in sci-fi sunlight


Various Venues in Chelmsford,
Free - £7
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Moon landings, robots, aliens and artificial intelligence, there’s something for all tastes and ages in our thrilling Science & The Imagination Weekend in Chelmsford.

On Saturday 30 March the focus will be at Anglia Ruskin University’s Lord Ashcroft Building.

Get booking now for Wally Funk’s Race for Space author event with the wonderful Sue Nelson, the BBC’s ex-Science Correspondent. Mark your diary for I Still Dream with award-winning speculative fiction writer James Smythe. And there’ll be plenty of family fun with hands-on science-based activity courtesy of Essex Book Festival, Essex Libraries and Chelmsford Museums.

And on the Sunday, take your seats for our Festival Finale: Words to the World at The Transition and Camphorn Studio, when the environment will be much on our minds. Make your mark on the Big Write: Mother Earth wall; and We Need To Talk About Mother: A Conversation About Climate Changeis too important to miss!


SAT 30 | 11.00AM | Sue Nelson: Wally Funk’s Race For Space
SAT 30 | 2.00pm | I Still Dream, James Smythe
SUN 31 | 3.00pm | We Need to Talk about Mother


Drop in free events

SAT 30 | 11.00am – 4.00pm | Oh, The Places We’ll Go!
SUN 30 | 12.00 – 3.00pm | Words to the World Family Fun

Workshops and events

SAT 30 | 11.00am – 12.30pm | Tides and Tales Workshop
SAT 30 | 11.30am – 12.30pm | Pet Defender: Alien Workshop
SAT 30 | 1.30 – 3.30pm | Graphic Futures in comics and graphic novels
SAT 30 | 3.00 – 4.00pm | Curious Science Quest, Julia Golding


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Various Venues in Chelmsford