Imperial Festival returns with free weekend of science, creativity and art for all ages
Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th April 2018
Imperial Festival returns with a free weekend of discovery for all ages, including a showcase of technological marvels to celebrate of the Year of Engineering, a new hands on zone for families, and talks from world-leading thinkers and doers.
The annual Festival returns for its seventh year on 28th-29th April at the College’s South Kensington Campus. The public are the chance to go behind-the-scenes and explore the latest research and innovations from Imperial College London through interactive demonstrations, workshops and live experiments.
Creativity and culture will also be at the forefront with vibrant live musical and dance performances, a theatrical performance and exhibition exploring the boundaries between medicine and the arts, plus delicious treats from some of London’s best street food vendors.
More than 150 exhibits will be on show at the Festival, grouped into themed areas including new zones:
The Festival will feature more than nine zones in total – such as Superbugs, Robot and Exploring Worlds – with a host of exciting exhibits such as:
The Festival has something for all ages to enjoy, from new technology demonstrations, in-depth talks, lab tours, creative workshops and a packed programme of live music and dance.
The Imperial Festival is a wonderful celebration of the world-leading research going on at the College. But more than that, it also showcases the vibrancy and creative talents of our community. Last year, around 20,000 visitors came to learn about the world around them through our hands-on research exhibits, as well as to take in the sights, sounds and tastes on display.
Imperial Festival is free and open to the public. To attend click here.
The Festival runs 12-6pm on Saturday 28th and 12-5pm on Sunday 29th April. The free public festival will be held on Imperial’s South Kensington Campus, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2AZ.