Stage shows, ground-level shows, assemblies, participatory demonstrations and activities.
- 50 Million Tonnes – stageshow about ewaste & upcycling
- Bass in your Face – stageshow about sound, with extra bass
- Audio Assault Buggy – participatory walkabout Nose Testing
- Bass buzz – drop-in stage/street demo & participatory activity
- Goop Test – drop-in stage/street demo (corflour/non-Newtonian)
- Nose Test – the best 1 min hook/activity ever invented
50 Million Tonnes
How can we have power over our technology, instead of being enslaved by it? Let’s start by taking a hammer to it…
Some weighty topics around the human and environmental consequences of disposable electronics, as well as a dash of electromagnetism, but the style is fun and entertaining, with a focus on what we can do to help, and how we can learn and gain empowerment. Let’s pop the glowing balloon, de-flash the trainer and scavange the fun bits from a computer for re-animation.
Warning: Live dissection of electronic products without anaesthetic…
Mobile science-busking or walkabout act
The Buggy is a Steampunk spectacle with costumed performers who will conduct the Nose Test and other short participatory noise experiments with passers-by. These can be very quick or stretched out into a mini-show if a crowd forms.
Suitable for: events and public spaces
Ideal for entertaining people and engaging people in accessible science-themed activities. The Buggy can move around an event finding good spots to engage people. The Noise technicians are trained and experienced at engaging with people as well as performing.
Find out more about the Audio Assault Buggy here.
Feel that Big Bad Bass and find out what makes it
This stage show has been featured on a theatre stage at the Big Bang Fair (the UK’s largest STEM event), Maker Faire UK, the Science & Media Museum (Bradford) the Museum of Science & Industry (Manchester), Big Bang Yorkshire & Humber, Big Bang South East and many other STEM events as well as Primary and Secondary schools across the country.
The show is performed by Stephen Summers who uses powerful amplified bass vibrations and a hacked hard drive to make volcanic clouds of flour explode into the air, to scatter lentils for several metres, to animate dancing Goop monsters (cornflour/non-Newtonian fluids/Ooblek) and of course to shake the room with lovely low bass.
This show focuses on sound waves, vibrations and the use of electromagnetism in the design and working of loudspeakers.
Find out more about Bass in your Face HERE.
Ground level shows
Excitingly Dangerous Science Demonstrations that you can take part in.
For public spaces or free-flowing events where people come and go and can get involved in some of our noisy and messy activities, or just watch if they prefer.
stage / school / street show
Dare you try the infamous Bass Buzz? Feel 1000 watts of bass power through your fingertips, see clouds of flour shoot into the air, duck from eruptions of lentils (or sometimes mung beans), marvel at water-based Cymatics, re-create a laser-blaster shoot out with an amplified slinky, shriek in utter horror at the bizarre life-forms animated with corn flour and powerful bass vibrations, as the Goop Test brings forth new life-forms that dance and metamorphose at the sound of the BASS….
The Bass Buzz forms part of our other features (it can be the finale to Bass in Your Face) or it can be a short but unforgettable participatory drop-in experience, or it can be a 30 minute show in it’s own right, with participation of the audience (not suitable for audiences over 200).
More shows coming soon
‘Music is nothing but unconcious arithmetic’ -Gottfried Leibniz. Find out what he meant as we delve into the brain’s unstoppable and unconcious search for patterns, and how its tendancy to do this makes us enjoy music. Featuring live cello and out of sync clocks, this show takes us from Bach to Techno, and we find there’s not as much difference as you might think.