Celebrate science at Gravity Fields festival

John Hintonof Albert Einstein: Relatively Speaking. Photo: Hannah Houston Photography. EMN-140919-151746001

John Hintonof Albert Einstein: Relatively Speaking. Photo: Hannah Houston Photography. EMN-140919-151746001

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South Kesteven’s innovative science festival Gravity Fields returns to Stamford and Grantham this weekend.

Run by the district council, the event celebrates all aspects of science through a range of exciting events across the two towns.

The event kicks off on Wednesday and continues in Stamford on Friday with a special screening of the blockbuster Gravity at 7pm at Stamford Arts Centre, complete with its stunning special effects.

The songs and silliness of Voice of an Angle, Helen Arney, feature at 5pm at the arts centre on Saturday .Her musical comedy show about maths, graphs and Archimedes’ baths comes direct from one third of the award-winning Festival of the Spoken Nerd cast.

Later on Saturday at 8pm is Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking, the genius joke and song-filled lecture complete with the coolest moustache in science.

Stamford’s events close with the fun-packed Science Made Simple ‘Bubbles and Balloons’, ideal for children aged five to 11 on Sunday at 3pm. Enjoy popping and wafting with giant bubbles and whizzing balloons.

The festival launched in Grantham to celebrate the town’s most famous son Sir Isaac Newton. Woolsthorpe Manor, Newton’s birthplace, also stages a full range of festival fringe events, including walks “In Newton’s Footsteps”, book signings and entertainment.

In Colsterworth Church, where Newton’s mother is buried, see the haunting Ophelia’s Ghost digital installation based on Shakespeare’s tragic character from 10am to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday.

And in a special coup for the event, TV star professor Brian Cox will feature in a special half hour question and answer session in Grantham’s St Wulfram’s Church tomorrow afternoon.

There will be a host of other talks, events and activities for people to enjoy across the weekend.

For a full programme and tickets visit www.gravityfields.co.uk or call the box office on 01780 763203 for all event bookings.