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Submissions now open for Cheltenham Science Festival 2018

08 Sep 2017

Cheltenham Science Festival is a 6-day programme of shows, talks, workshops, interactive exhibits and more, held during June 2018

Cheltenham Science Festival

Submissions are now open to be a part of the 2018 Festival which takes place from 5 to 10 June.  

For those that don’t know us, the Festival is a 6-day celebration of science, jam-packed with thought-provoking discussions, energetic schools shows, hands-on workshops, mindblowing performances and interactive exhibitions. 

In 2017, we ran a programme of over 150 public events, 50 school events and a range of hands-on drop in spaces. We issued over 40,000 tickets, saw over 25,000 visits to free drop in spaces, and had over 7000 visits to free activities in the town centre. 

We are looking for fresh ideas to create a varied and engaging programme covering a wide range of topics and themes. We are keen to trial new formats and inventive ways of exploring science, and to attract audiences who would not normally consider attending a Science Festival.

We are accepting submissions from individuals, groups and organisations to take part in events, one of our interactive hands-on spaces, or an activity in the  town centre. 

You can find more information about the Festival, areas of the programme and how to apply here.

Deadlines for submissions are:

Schools programme - midday Monday, 9th October

Main programme events (including Adult and Family events) - midday Monday, 6th November

Interactive exhibits and town centre activities - midday Monday, 20th November