What is Norwich Science Festival At Home? Is it different from the usual Festival?
We can't bring you the full hands-on Norwich Science Festival experience this year, due to the pandemic, but we have worked with our patrons and Norwich Research Park to put on a small online programme of free interactive events during October half-term.
There's 19 events, from family friendly topics such as lunchtime lava, dinosaurs, underwater creatures, and space, to events for adults on COVID-19, the climate crisis, serial killers and a science quiz.
How much are the events? Do I need to book?
There's no need to book, and all events are free! All events will be streamed (live or pre-recorded) on the Norwich Science Festival YouTube channel, and the Daily Challenge will take place on our Facebook page. Check each event listing for direct links to each live event.
Can I take part in the events?
Yes – we want you to get involved! Take part in the family friendly Daily Challenge and share your creations on our Facebook page and you could win a prize! For the rest of our events, you can ask questions and chat with the presenters or panellists on YouTube during the event – for this you'll need to be signed in to a YouTube account. Please have a read of our online safety guidance below.
I can't make an event – can I watch it later?
Yes – we'll make the events on YouTube live for seven days, so if you miss one, you can catch up during the rest of half-term!
What about Norwich Science Festival 2021? Will it happen?
We very much hope to bring you the full Festival in 2021, although this of course depends on the impact of the pandemic. We have made our At Home programme free of charge, but need your support to ensure the future of the Festival. We will shortly be accepting donations.