Full programme announced for Curious?

Posted: Wednesday 19th August 2015

With less than two weeks to go The Knowledge Quarter, in partnership with King’s Cross, announces more details of the action-packed programme for Curious?, London’s first festival of knowledge.

The festival, taking place on 29 – 30 August 2015, will celebrate London’s gateway to 55 knowledge organisations from sectors as diverse as science, culture, research, media and academia.

Curious? which will be free, fun-packed and entirely immersive, will bring together Knowledge Quarter members such as Google, The Guardian, UCL, Macmillan, The Francis Crick Institute, Poet in the City and the British Library to present a series of performances, debates, workshops, experiments and lessons for the whole family to enjoy.

The event will take place across King’s Cross, N1C, with dedicated zones including: The Salon, The Observatory, The Lab, The Studio, The Conduit and the Adrenalin Pod. Each zone will have an exciting programme of activity with a different focus, offering something for everyone, from live music, dance and science workshops to poetry trails and brain-training games – as well as a 50-meter high base jump, not only offering a massive thrill but an opportunity to explore the cultural history and science of fear.

Visitors will be encouraged to wander through a maze of discovery and to take part in live experiments and workshops, all while encountering weird and wonderful music and unexpected pop-up performances.

The festival will also feature fascinating talks, language lessons and even metaphysical poetry!

There will be plenty of delicious street food on offer to help recharge low batteries. Picnic spots will be available and adults will be able to indulge in a little experimenting of their own in the form of knowledge-inspired cocktails or by climbing on board the Craft Beer Bus.

Anna Strongman, Argent (King’s Cross), says,

“We’re delighted to announce the detail of the programme for Curious?, our major event of 2015 at King’s Cross. We’re excited to collaborate with the Knowledge Quarter to present this huge, fun, celebration of the knowledge behind what we’re doing at King’s Cross and all of the learning embodied in the Knowledge Quarter institutions. We’re sure there will be something to intrigue or surprise everyone over the weekend”.

Speaking about the festival Roly Keating, Chairman of the Knowledge Quarter Board, said:

“Curious? will bring together visitors from the local community and across London to experience the resources, expertise and knowledge of these great institutions over one weekend and we are delighted to work alongside King’s Cross to deliver London’s first festival of knowledge,”

Maps will be on offer allowing visitors to navigate their way around the festival. All workshops and performances will be free, and activities will be on offer for all ages. The best of London’s street food and drink will be on offer and picnic areas will be dotted throughout the festival area.

Curious? will run from 11am-5pm on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August 2015.

For more details please visit: https://www.kingscross.co.uk/curious-festival

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