Events

Noisy Toys EventsNoisy Toys can be found at public events throughout the UK, see below for a list of upcoming events.

If you are hosting your own event and would like Noisy Toys to come along get in touch. We have different options for large busy festivals, community festivals, birthday parties or any other kind of event. You decide on the balance between entertainment and education but be aware: we always include plenty of both…

26 June – Big Bang Yorkshire & Humber, Bass in Your Face

26th June 2018

Doncaster Racecourse

Bass in your Face shows performed by Steve Summers throughout the day:

Noisy Toys invented bass in 1997 and since then it has proven very popular, but why does it make us feel so good? To find out we will fill the space with lovely bass vibrations using our hacked hard drive bass generators. This will send lentils flying, puff out clouds of flour and turn corn flour into dancing goop. We will take a tour of the frequency spectrum from gut-shaking bass to nasty squeaky treble and discover at what point our ears conk out (bad news there, adults).
This is not a passive stage show! Brave participants will be required for a Nose Test, as well as opportunities to volunteer to come on the stage to help with demonstrations. Everyone will have a chance to become participants at the end in the infamous ‘Bass Buzz’ (feel 1000 watts of bass power through your fingers). Everyone can also get a close-up look at the mysterious Cymatics patterns produced by sound in water and the non-Newtonian Goop monsters dancing to the bass; they too like to boogie to the funky bass BOOOOM!

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Themes of the show
– Electromagnetism as related to loudspeaker design and music technology
– Music as a wave signal that is reproduced through various energy conversions
– Bass as a powerful musical effect, produced by electronic or acoustic instruments
– vibrations of different materials and acoustics
– wave properties, longitudinal & latitudinal waves

27 June Big Bang South East- Bass in your Face

27th June 2018

Bass in your Face shows performed by Steve Summers throughout the day:

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Noisy Toys invented bass in 1997 and since then it has proven very popular, but why does it make us feel so good? To find out we will fill the space with lovely bass vibrations using our hacked hard drive bass generators. This will send lentils flying, puff out clouds of flour and turn corn flour into dancing goop. We will take a tour of the frequency spectrum from gut-shaking bass to nasty squeaky treble and discover at what point our ears conk out (bad news there, adults).
This is not a passive stage show! Brave participants will be required for a Nose Test, as well as opportunities to volunteer to come on the stage to help with demonstrations. Everyone will have a chance to become participants at the end in the infamous ‘Bass Buzz’ (feel 1000 watts of bass power through your fingers). Everyone can also get a close-up look at the mysterious Cymatics patterns produced by sound in water and the non-Newtonian Goop monsters dancing to the bass; they too like to boogie to the funky bass BOOOOM!

Themes of the show
– Electromagnetism as related to loudspeaker design and music technology
– Music as a wave signal that is reproduced through various energy conversions
– Bass as a powerful musical effect, produced by electronic or acoustic instruments
– vibrations of different materials and acoustics
– wave properties, longitudinal & latitudinal waves

10 July – Audio Assault Buggy, Big Bang North West

10th July 2018

Back again to test noses, carrots, miscalaneous things that other stalls have given away, and to generally run amok in the largest regional Big Bang event in the country.

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Explore the strange acoustics of the objects around you with our contact microphones, make laser blasts with a slinky, test some more noses, experiment with our entropic noise engines, connect the circuits; can you create meachnical samba beats?

21-22 July -Bradford Science Festival; Audio Assault Buggy

21st July 2018

22nd July 2018

Broadway, Braford

Nose Testing and other strange and noisy participatory experiments all weekend.

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Our family weekend of surprising science in the city is back for 2018—and this year it’s all about the wonder of engineering.

At the museum, across City Park and at The Broadway Bradford, we’ll be offering activities, demos and games for all the family to get involved in—plus some amazing special guests.

Take a look at the programme below, and watch out for more announcements soon!

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25-26 August Asylum Steampunk Festival, Lincoln

25th August 2018

26th August 2018

11-4 each day

TBC

Audio Assault Buggy & dangerously exciting demonstrations of the practical consequences of Natural Philosophy.

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The Asylum Steampunk Festival is the largest and longest running steampunk festival in the Solar System, attracting participants from around the globe. It takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend in the historic City of Lincoln.

For four glorious days the historic streets of Lincoln are thronged with thousands of splendidly dressed steampunks enjoying a festival which strives to combine art, literature, music, fashion, comedy and simple good fun.

22-23 Sept – Festival of Thrift, Redcar, Middlesbrough; Scavengers workshops

22nd September 2018

23rd September 2018

Kirkleatham, Redcar, TS10 5NW

We will be returning to the fantastic Festival of Thrift with more Scavenging creation/destruction!