Curious? Returns to King’s Cross

Curious? The fun, free and fascinating festival of knowledge and learning returns to King’s Cross

Posted: Monday 18th July 2016

Prepare yourself for a day of mind-expanding and futuristic intellectual stimulation as the Knowledge Quarter, in partnership with King’s Cross, announces details of the action-packed programme for Curious? London’s biggest and best festival of knowledge.

The free, one day festival, returning to King’s Cross for a second year, will take place on Saturday 23 July, celebrating London’s gateway to 73 knowledge organisations from sectors as diverse as science, culture, research, media and academia all of which are located within one-mile of King’s Cross.

Curious? a fusion of science, culture and art will allow visitors to experience mind-bending talks, experiments and creative collaborations, from Knowledge Quarter partners of the likes of Google, The Place, The Crick Institute, Poet in the City, The British Library, Royal Veterinary College and Central Saint Martins

Visitors will be encouraged to take part in live experiments and workshops, as the worlds of art and science collide with activities like – Exploring Infinity: Map to Quantum, The Future of the Brain, The Future of Medicine and a spot of Science Buskers.

The event will take place across King’s Cross, N1C, with the Thinking Space and the Interactive Zone hosting an exciting programme of activity with a different focus, offering something for everyone, from live music and science workshops to discussions and challenging perceptions.

There will be plenty of delicious street food on offer to help increase brainpower. Picnic spots will be available and the experimenting will continue for those who are keen, at the German Gymnasium’s wine tasting experience.

Speaking about the festival, Anna Strongman, Argent (King’s Cross), says,

“We’re delighted to welcome back Curious? this year at King’s Cross. We’re excited to collaborate with the Knowledge Quarter again to present this celebration of knowledge fusing science, art and culture; we now celebrate at King’s Cross. We’re sure the activities on offer on the day will challenge all of us to think critically about science and its role in our lives, now and in the future”.

Speaking about the festival Jodie Eastwood, Knowledge Quarter lead, said:

“Curious? will bring together visitors from the local community and across London to experience the resources, expertise and knowledge of these great institutions all situated within one mile of Kings Cross, we are delighted to be working alongside King’s Cross once again to deliver London’s 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.

Curious? will run from 10am-6pm on Saturday 23 July 2016.

For more details please visit the website at www.kingscross.co.uk/curious-festival-2016

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