British Science Week

City events

As well as events organised by the University of Leicester, there is lots of other science going on across the city during British Science Week.

At the National Space Centre

Check the National Space Centre website for more details of these events.

Leicester in Space

Friday 9 March – Sunday 18 March
Hands-on space demos and artefacts.

Run the Solar System

Friday 9 March – Sunday 18 March
Run, walk, or skip through a 10km model of the Solar System, guided by a free app, for a chance to win a space prize. Find out more on Facebook.

Creativity and Curiosity

Saturday 10 March – Sunday 15 April
Arts and space collide in this stunning collection inspired by space research in Leicester. 

Saturday 17 March and Sunday 18 March
The artists involved in 'Creativity and Curiosity' will hold interactive, family-friendly workshops on these dates.

Space Lates

Friday 16 March, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
An evening of guest scientists, planetarium shows, artefact handling, stargazing and a very special film screening. 

At Newarke Houses

Check the Newarke Houses Museum website for more details of this event.

Brief Encounters 

Saturday 10 March – Saturday 31 March
10.00am – 4.00pm (Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm)
What happens when artists and scientists meet? Come and see the results of artists and scientists interacting to create art. Find out more.

At Leicester Cathedral

Check the Leicester Cathedral website for more details of this event.

Brandenburg Concertos by Moonlight

Friday 16 March, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Join London Concertante, one of Europe’s finest Chamber ensembles, performing Bach, Mozart and Vivaldi underneath the astounding 'Museum of the Moon'. Tickets are £19/£24/£28 from TicketSource. The programme consist of:

  • Mozart – Divertimento in D, K. 136
  • Vivaldi – 'La Follia' Trio Sonata in D Minor, RV 63
  • Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
  • Mozart – Flute Quartet No. 1 in D, K. 285
  • Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G Major, BWV 1049

At Abbey Pumping Station

Check the Abbey Pumping Station website for more details of this event.

British Science Week Activity Day

Saturday 17 March, 11.00am – 3.00pm
Build your own rocket! Bring a 2-litre plastic bottle and launch it at the museum.

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