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February

The Hiding Place

Theatre Production of 'The Hiding Place'

Fri 7th

7:30pm

£7.50

The Hiding Place is the story of Corrie Ten Boom, a Christian woman who lived in Haarlem, Holland during World War II, and her family. Corrie saw the horrific threat the Nazis posed to the Jewish people and decided that she couldn’t just sit back and do nothing. With the help of an Underground regime, her family’s faith and a man called Fred, Corrie was able to create a safe place for Jewish people to hide in her families home. But what could the Ten Booms do when they were arrested?

It’s a great story of survival that will have an impact on friends and family. This is a professional production by Oddments Theatre Company and tickets are limited so contact Christy 07523849646 or email christy@brightonelim.org.uk for tickets and information.

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Valentine Art

Valentine Art Event at EARTH Café

Fri 14th

7pm

Free entry

We are very excited to announce that Chris Riddell, a local illustrator and the political cartoonist for The Observer newspaper and Harry Sinclair a musician and songwriter will be entertaining you on the 14th February. Together they will improvise music and drawings projected onto a screen in the informal atmosphere of the Cafe/Bar at St Augustine's.

Come along to enjoy a drink, maybe a cocktail and some good food and listen to the music and watch the drawings unfold.

Please call 0800 014 1434 for details or to reserve a table.

Brighton Science Festival

Brighton Science Festival - Hands On Half-term

Sat 15th - Sun 23rd

Please see following events for timings

Ticket prices vary on the event

Over all nine days of half term and all about that strange, exciting, weird, hilarious, explosive, curious, creative, colourful, magical thing called science!

At St Augustine's Arts & Events Centre: Pocket Science Funfair on both weekends, Planet B on Friday, Bubbles and Chemistry in between.

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Brighton Science Festival - Pocket Science Funfair

Sat 15th | Sun 16th | Sat 22nd | Sun 23rd

11am - 5pm

Under 7s free entry
£4 per person
£14 family ticket

It looks like a funfair; it IS a funfair, but each activity has a little science snuck in. The Incredible Machine will be there of course; Splat the Rat, Guess the Weight of the Cake, Gull Poo Shooting Gallery, Amazing Shrinking Box, Upside-down Goggles, Marble Runs, Tangrams… Created by BBC Rough Science’s Jonathan Hare and science showman Richard Robinson, director of Brighton Science Festival.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sat 15th - Learn more / Get tickets Sun 16th - Learn more / Get tickets Sat 22nd - Learn more / Get tickets Sun 23rd - Learn more / Get tickets
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Brighton Science Festival - Bubble Brain Workshop

Tue 18th | Wed 19th

Workshops - 10:30am, 12pm, 2pm, 3:30pm

£5 per child

A must-do half-term workshop for big and small kids who have bubbles on the brain. We learn about how bubbles are formed, why they are spherical and how they change shape when connected to one another. There are smoke bubbles, bubble carousels, bubbles that defy gravity, and the laws of maths. It is even possible to go inside a bubble…

Plenty of interactive activities are provided on the day including environmental bubble wand making, bubble foam makers (excellent for creating foam snakes) and straw bubble domes. There are bouncing bubble tennis bats, hand bubble making and a bubble bungee train. Yes, and tornado bubbles that replicate the weather, and volcano bubbles that explode smoke upwards and bubbles IN bubbles.

Each workshop session last 1 hour

Tue 18th - Learn more / Get tickets Wed 19th - Learn more / Get tickets
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Brighton Science Festival - Stunning Snowflakes and Ice engineering

Wed 19th

10am - 11am

£12 per child

In this STEM workshop, every child is free to offer ideas and opinions, think differently, make mistakes, start again.

We will be examining the unique and beautiful qualities of snowflakes as we investigate if their patterns relate to the speed they fall. Our mini meteorologists will find out how snowflakes are formed and have a go at crafting their own versions ready for experimentation.

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Brighton Science Festival - Achoo! The science of a sneeze

Wed 19th

11:30am - 12:30pm

£12 per child

Learn about what happens when we sneeze in this interactive workshop for children who love experiments. There are no worksheets or copying from the board, so the session is suitable for all children, regardless of ability. Children learn when they are engaged and having fun. What could be more fun than artificial mucus and fake noses?

We make human biology accessible to all with a range of hands-on experiments to encourage children’s natural curiosity. Join us to find out more about the fascinating story of what goes on under our skin and up our noses.

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Brighton Science Festival - Fidget and Squidge it - Sensory science fun

Wed 19th

2pm - 3pm, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

£12 per child

Science is all about getting hands-on and investigating for yourself.

Join me for Sensory Science where every child can do every step of every experiment and activity.

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Brighton Science Festival - Animal Adaptions

Fri 21st

10am - 11am

£12 per child

Penguins are strange but incredible. They can’t fly, but they have adapted to withstand temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius. They have evolved to brave blizzards as fast as 200 miles an hour. We look at how they combat the cold with a series of experiments to find out for ourselves. Children are challenged to solve an icy problem and test out the brilliance of blubber. They share ideas and work together as they have fun with science.

Find out about centres of gravity as we answer the question why don’t penguins fall over on ice like humans do? Explore the best waddling techniques inspired by our feathered friends.

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Brighton Science Festival - The creative space pop-up planetarium

Fri 21st

10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:45am, 12:15pm, 12:45pm, 2:15pm, 2:45pm, 3:15pm, 4pm, 4:30pm, 5pm, 5:30pm

£3.50 per person

Step inside our mini celestial theatre for a truly cosmic experience. Immerse your senses through awesome space images, video, animation and soundscape. Our spacetastic planetarium shows feature stars, planets, moons and galaxies. We’ll start our journey looking at the awesome spectacle of the Northern and Southern Lights, followed by beautiful views of the southern skies. We’ll visit the Sun and think about where stars are born, then look at star formation in a neighbouring galaxy before taking a closer look at our own galaxy, the Milky Way. Moving closer to home, we’ll see the International Space Station, along with planets, moons and comets in our Solar System. We’ll finish off the show by thinking about the vastness of space and look at just some of the billions of galaxies within our Universe.

Each show is 25 minutes

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Brighton Science Festival - Planet 'B'

Fri 21st

11am - 4pm

£3 per person
Under 5s free

The climate crisis has concentrated our minds wonderfully, and there are many things that can be done – technological fixes, like solar power and wind turbines; and many small-scale enterprises will help. Join us for talks, games and other activities relating to this beautiful planet we call home. We will find out problems and issues that the Earth is facing and ways to help protect it.

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Brighton Science Festival - Float and Bloat

Fri 21st

11:30am - 12:30pm

£12 per child

Waves are not all the same. Learn all about energy transfer as we make our own wonderful waves. Children become engaged in science when they are doing practical activities. We will be investigating the clever creatures that can walk on water. Find out how they avoid sinking below the surface due to their amazing adaptations. We introduce children to the wonders and joys of science with a series of fun experiments. We challenge them to create a floating fish shape, testing a variety of materials and designs.

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Brighton Science Festival - Motion in the Ocean

Fri 21st

2pm - 3pm

£12 per child

A workshop with a difference.

We are all born curious, but being told what, when and how we should learn does not stimulate that natural curiosity; it stifles it. Our aim is to present children with topics that stimulate their minds so they become self-motivated to learn about the topics that interest them. Children don’t want to sit quietly and listen to a speech – they want to get hands-on, messy and have fun.

Plant the seeds of curiosity in their minds and sit back and watch them bloom.

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Brighton Science Festival - The Ensemble Workshop: Help build the world's longest automation

Sun 23rd

11am - 5pm

Free

Combine your artistic and mechanical skills to help build the World’s Longest Automata. Using pre-made components and a box of curious junk and dismantled toys, everyone makes their own individual automata which are then linked together to form a strange and amazing snaking line of machines up to eight meters long, powered by an electric motor. In the process, you learn about cams, drives, linkages and how art can be (sometimes weirdly) engineered.

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March

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The Maker's Fair

Sat 7th

11am

Free entry

The Maker's Fair returns in March, Saturday the 7th from 11am - 5pm with 45 carefully selected stalls showcasing the work of some of Brighton’s most talented artists, makers and designers. You'll find an array of affordable art, one-of-a-kind handmade gifts, homeware & jewellery. Free entry.