Dublin's annual international festival of science, arts, design & technology - The Festival of Curiosity - opens tomorrow with another fantastic programme. It has something for inquisitive minds of all ages with Playful Days for families and Curious Nights for adults. There is so much that we want to do and see, we've put together our not-to-be-missed selection of highlights from the programme.
Night Cycle / Moon Cycle, Dublin City to Dunsink - July 19th @ 20.30
Pack your backpack with sandwiches, a flask and a sense of adventure & Ireland’s finest astronomers will pack their telescopes and take you on a night time cycle through Dublin to Dunsink Observatory for a picnic under the stars. As you adjust your eyes for some summer night star gazing and a moon dance there’ll be poetry, talks and music.
Interstellar Mice, Cats, Dogs, Monkeys and More: Zine Workshops, Science Gallery Dublin - July 21 / 22 @ 13.30 – 16.30.
Inspired by Chimponauts & Astrocats - a zine by artist Eva Rust which features in Science Gallery Dublin’s summer exhibition LIFE AT THE EDGES, join OR STUDIO for hands-on Zine-making workshops. There are afternoon workshops everyday and a special Pop up at our special Life at the Edges Late here in Science Gallery on Friday 19:00 - 22:00. (Chimponauts & Astrocats is available in our store here.)
Playground of Sound -Sounds of the City, Sounds of the Sea, Wolfe Tone Square - July 19th – 22nd 11.00 – 18.00.
This open public event will be at Wolfe Tone Square (Besides Jervis St.) for the weekend. Playground of Sound is a pop-up installation that will be open from 11am to 6pm - Discover interactive plants, a Sea-Saw that plays sounds of the ocean, and swings that play bird song - visit with a friend - if you hold hands you can create the dawn chorus.
A Masterclass with Academy Award-nominated writer and animator, Jim Capobianco, Science Gallery Dublin - Saturday, July 21st 15.30 – 17.30.
Taught by the writer of Disney Pixar’s Ratatouille, Jim Capobianco, the master class will take a unique look at character and story in film and animation. Capobianco has worked on so many incredible animated films - Wall•E, Toy Story 2, Finding Nemo, UP and Inside Out.
Dublin Maker is a “show and tell” experience where inventors and makers will to showcase their creations in a carnival atmosphere. It is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness - expect lasers, robots, 3d printing and lots of inventions.