For more information and to book tickets please go to

www.gravityfields.co.uk
or call the Gravity Fields Festival Box Office on:

01476 406158
Festival contact details

gravityfields@southkesteven.gov.uk

www.gravityfields.co.uk

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Welcome to the Gravity Fields Festival 2012, a festival creatively exploring the physical sciences and celebrating one of the world’s greatest thinkers, Sir Isaac Newton. Centred around the town of Grantham, Lincolnshire, the festival promises eight days of inspiring events for all, including science and arts shows, exhibitions, talks by leading scientists, processions... culminating in a spectacular finale – a ‘Transformation of the Town’ in Grantham on Friday 28 September.
This programme outlines the many events taking place during the festival. For more detailed information and to book tickets for events, go to www.gravityfields.co.uk. (Please check website for event additions or changes). There are events for everyone, from family workshops to discussions by leading scientists... Look for the coloured dots next to each listing for an indication of what type of event it is.

Events through the week...

Can You Hear (7+) Black Holes Collide?
A hands-on exhibition from the University of Glasgow exploring Gravitational Wave Astronomy, or ‘ripples in space and time’. George Centre (except Sunday). Free. 10.30am to 4.30pm

• Longplayer

• Giant Steps

Jem Finer sound installation Under the apple tree at Woolsthorpe Manor. Free

(11+)

Follow in Newton’s footsteps by joining this audio promenade drama around Grantham commissioned for the Gravity Fields Festival. In partnership with BBC Lincolnshire, BBC Outreach and the University of Lincoln. Meet Guildhall. £8 (£5 concs) See week’s listings for show times

• Apothecary Shop & Alchemy Laboratory
George Centre/ Guildhall Street. Free.
(7+)

• the Age of and

Isaac Newton

• Pages from the Past
Ladybird (6+) Science Books Exhibition
On public display for the first time, see original artwork from Ladybird’s classic science books, including ‘The Night Sky’ and ‘Exploring Space’. Grantham Museum. Free. 10am to 4pm

Scientific Discovery
A display celebrating the age of scientific discovery which began in the 1600s. National Portrait Gallery in collaboration with the National Trust. Belton House. Book free tickets via box office in advance (100 free tickets per day)

• Stardome

Exhibition of rare historic books from the chained Trigge Library. St Wulfram’s Church. Free

• • • •

Participation events Science events Arts events Heritage events

(6+) from National Space Centre at St Wulfram’s Church Escape into a mobile planetarium recreating a dark night sky with hundreds of brilliant points of light splashed across the inside of the dome. St Wulfram’s Church. £3 See week’s listings for show times

Durations of events can be found on the website or from the box office. Age guidance: events recommended for age group indicated and above. Festival Management reserves the right to change venues or timings of events.

The Ethometric Museum

(11+)

A theatrical sound presentation by Ray Lee. The Museum doors are unlocked and the ethometric mysteries discovered. George Centre. £8 (£5 concs) See week’s listings for show times

IOU Theatre Light and Sound installation and interactive display. A mesmerising sound and light environment. Venue TBC. Free

• Volatile Light •

(8+)

The Truth Was Always Here
Lindsay Seers; Digital installation

Venue TBC. Free
Images from the Archives of Ladybird Books Ltd © Ladybird Books Ltd MMXII

For details and booking: www.gravityfields.co.uk | 01476 406158

FRIDAY

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• 5pm Opening Festival
Event
The Gravity Fields Festival is formally opened by BBC’s Bang Goes the Theory presenter Dallas Campbell. George Centre. Free

• 7.30pm Newton

SATURDAY

– Jack Klaff

TFA Ltd in association with Gravity Fields Festival

Premiere of a touching and entertaining piece of solo theatre, performed and written by Jack Klaff Stamford Arts Centre. £12 (£8 concs)

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Family Science:
Science fun at the George Centre throughout the day plus Whizz Bang Workshops at Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School at 10am and 11.15am. George Centre and KGGS. Free

• 12pm Instruments Newton’s
(10+)

Display
Dr Jonathan Hare Recreations of 17th century scientific apparatus. George Centre. Free but book to reserve place

• 10am-5pm

(7+)

• 8pm The Explosive Sun and
Northern Lights
Dr. Pål Brekke Multimedia presentation exploring the myths and science behind the Northern Lights. Guildhall Ballroom. £4

• 6pm Energy The High
Frontier: The Large Hadron Collider
Professor Valerie Gibson The latest discoveries from CERN. Guildhall Theatre. £4

• 10am - 4.15pm Stardome • 10am Giant Steps • 11am Show: The Bubble
Science Museum
Guildhall Ballroom. £8 (£5 concs)

(6+)

Mobile planetarium recreating the dark night sky St Wulfram’s Church. £3
(11+)

A promenade drama following in Newton’s footsteps. Shows at 10am, 1pm & 4pm Meet Guildhall. £8 (£5 concs)
(3+)

• 1pm The Ethometric Museum
(11+)

• 8.15pmReloaded – Visualise
(5+)

Science Made Simple

Ray Lee Theatrical sound presentation Shows at 1pm, 2.30pm, 5pm & 6.30pm George Centre. £8 (£5 concs)

• 7pmLight White
Light projection by Deadgood St Wulfram’s Church. Free

Mischievous physical theatre and live science demonstrations. Guildhall Theatre. £12 (£8 concs)

11am • Wulfram’s Organ St Recital Concert
St Wulfram’s Church. Free

• 12.15pm Papertrail On the Newton
Lunchtime Talk

Sarah Dry The untold story of Newton’s private papers. Angel and Royal. £4

• 7.30pmConcert Opening
The Lincoln Pro-Musica and St Wulfram’s Chamber Choir bring you an evening of celestial sounds accompanied by exquisite lighting effects. Music inspired by Newton’s exploration of science and space. St Wulfram’s Church. Free

• 2pm a Light Beam Voice on
(10+)

Dr Jonathan Hare
Workshop exploring light: how it is made, how it appears in nature, light you can’t see... and much more.

Meet George Centre. Free but book to reserve place
Visualise Reloaded

For details and booking: www.gravityfields.co.uk | 01476 406158

• 3pm Newton’s Unveiling
Plaque
The official unveiling of a plaque by Professor Martin Rees, on the site of the Apothecary. George Centre. Free

• 7pm Heritage Festival
Banquet

(14+)

• 8.30pm Leo

• 3.30pm of Brewing The Alchemy
(18+)

Harlaxton Manor Dine 17th century style alongside festival speakers and scientists. Menu advisor food historian Annie Gray. Harlaxton Manor. £45

(8+) – Circle of Eleven Award-winning Leo is a surprising and hilarious one-man piece that defies the laws of gravity. “Alternately funny and poetic... LEO soars!” New York Post
Walton Girls’ School. £15 (£10 concs)

• 11am World Material

(11+)

A fast-paced, fact-packed show from the Science Museum. Guildhall Ballroom. £8 (£5 concs)

• 12pm - 4.15pm The Ethometric Museum
(11+)

Grantham’s Oldershaw’s brewery invites you to learn about the mysterious chemistry of brewing – and to taste Newton’s Drop. Angel and Royal. Free

SUNDAY

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• 10am Giant Steps • 7pm Reloaded – Visualise
(5+)

Ray Lee Theatrical sound presentation. Shows at 12pm, 1.30pm, & 3pm George Centre. £8 (£5 concs)

• 12pm Stardome
(11+)

(6+)

• Stars and Planets,
4pm

(10+)

the Universe
Professor Martin Rees Illustrated talk by the Astronomer Royal and former President of the Royal Society. Guildhall Theatre. £4

A promenade drama following in Newton’s footsteps. Shows at 10am, 1pm & 4pm Meet Guildhall. £8 (£5 concs)

Mobile planetarium recreating the dark night sky. Shows at 12pm, 1.30, 2.00, 3.00, 3.30, 4.15, & 4.45 St Wulfram’s Church. £3

Science Made Simple
Mischievous physical theatre and live science demonstrations. Grantham Guildhall Theatre. £12 (£8 concs)

• 12pm
Leo

10.30am (8+) Boomerang Making Day
Sessions throughout the day Build your own boomerang then join in a mass boomerang throwing at 3.30pm. Grantham College Sports Hall. Reserve free session ticket or turn up and wait for session.

(8+) – Circle of Eleven See Saturday listing for details.
Walton Girls’ School. £15 (£10 concs)

• Trials of Galileo The
8.30pm

(12+)

12.15pm Newton and Religion
Discussion with Rob Iliffe, Helen Martin and Philip Ball. Angel and Royal. £4 talk only, £9 with sandwich lunch

Hint of Lime Productions One-man show exploring the heresy trial of Galileo. Guildhall Ballroom. £12 (£8 concs)

• 11am at Rural Crafts

(5+)

Woolsthorpe Manor

• Standing on the
5.30pm

(7+)

Shoulders of Giants
A Story told with Gravity Dr Marty Jopson, the BBC One Show’s resident scientist, delves into Newton and gravity. Guildhall Ballroom. £8 (£5 concs)

Learn rural crafts at Isaac Newton’s Woolsthorpe birthplace. Woolsthorpe Manor. Free but book tickets in advance

6.30pm The Bubble Show Science Museum

(3+)

Stamford Arts Centre. £8 (£5 concs)

For details and booking: www.gravityfields.co.uk | 01476 406158

• 2.30pm of Galileo The Trials • 3pm Isaac Newton:
An Outsider in the Age of Curiosity
Vice, Virtue and Mathematics.

(12+)

• 5pm on the Standing

(7+)

MONDAY

Hint of Lime Productions See Saturday 8.30pm listing. Guildhall Ballroom. £12 (£8 concs)

Shoulders of Giants
A Story told with Gravity Dr Marty Jopson, the BBC One Show’s resident scientist, delves into Newton and gravity. Guildhall Ballroom. £8 (£5 concs)

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• 9.30am 2 and 3 Key Stage
Education Programme
Various locations. £2 Phone Grantham Guildhall Box Office to book 01476 406158

• 4.15pm
(11+)

After School Free Talk

Integrity and Accuracy: Isaac Newton’s legacy to the Royal Mint
Dr Graham Dyer Newton’s achievements at the Royal Mint. Grantham Museum. Free but book to reserve place

Philip Ball Masonic Hall. £4

6pm (8+) Leo – Circle of Eleven
See Saturday listing for details.
Walton Girls’ School. £15 (£10 concs)

• 3.30pm celebrities Grantham
in 18th Century poetry
Grantham-born Dr Valerie Rumbold explores local celebrities, Newton and Cibber. Angel and Royal. £4 talk only, £7.50 with afternoon tea

• 12.15pm Newton and

Lunchtime Talk

the Longitude
Rebekah Higgitt Why should sailors be grateful to Newton? A discussion of the fundamental importance of finding longitude at sea. Angel and Royal. £4 talk only, £9 with sandwich lunch

• 6pm Spaceflight – Human
(11+)

Fantasy or our Future
Anu Ojha, National Space Academy An exploration of what human spaceflight achieved. Will humans one day settle in space ? Harlaxton Manor. £4

• 3.30pmReloaded – Visualise

(5+)

Science Made Simple
Mischievous physical theatre and live science demonstrations. Guildhall Theatre. £12 (£8 concs)

• 7.30pm ‘Shadow Documentary
(12+)

• 4.45pm Lawyer Isaac Newton,
Newton historian Rob Iliffe looks at new evidence of his many disputes. Masonic Hall. £4

of the Moon’
with film-maker Chris Riley Guildhall Theatre. £4

• 1pm The Ethometric Museum
(11+)

Ray Lee Theatrical sound presentation Shows at 1pm, 5pm & 6.30pm George Centre. £8 (£5 concs)

• 7.30pm of Galileo The Trials

• 2.30pm Giant Steps

(11+)

• 8pm Newton

– Jack Klaff

(12+)

See Saturday 8.30pm listing. Guildhall Ballroom. £12 (£8 concs)

A promenade drama following in Newton’s footsteps. Shows at 2.30pm & 5.30pm Meet Guildhall. £8 (£5 concs)

TFA Ltd in association with Gravity Fields Festival

A touching and entertaining piece of solo theatre, performed and written by Jack Klaff. Guildhall Theatre. £12 (£8 concs)

For details and booking: www.gravityfields.co.uk | 01476 406158

TUESDAY

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• 9.30am 2 and 3 Key Stage
Education Programme
Various locations. £2 Phone Grantham Guildhall Box Office to book 01476 406158

• 4.15pm Things Ten True
About Vision

After School Free Talk

(12+)

7pm (8+) Ask the Astronomer and Moongaze
Dr Chris Lintott Ask Chris anything astronomical then, at Isaac Newton’s childhood home by the famous apple tree, join Chris and local astronomers to look at the night sky. Woolsthorpe Manor and Village Hall. Free but book to reserve place

• 2.30pm Giant Steps • 4.30pm Dambusters:

(11+)

Dr Ben Craven What’s the truth about our remarkable gift of sight? Much of what you read just isn’t true! See what is. Guildhall Ballroom. Free but book to reserve place

A promenade drama following in Newton’s footsteps. Shows at 2.30pm & 5.30pm Meet Guildhall. £8 (£5 concs)
After School Free Talk (14+)

•12.15pm His An Astronomer,

• 6pm Calendar Nature’s
since Newton

(12+)

The Engineering of the Bouncing Bomb
Hilary Costello What was the science behind the Dambusters’ Raid? The story of re-creating the raid for Channel 4. Kesteven & Grantham Girls’ School. Free but book to reserve place

Lunchtime Talk

Friend & their Teacher
Helen Martin Two Grantham boys: America’s first modern astronomer, Arthur Storer, his famous friend Isaac Newton, and their teacher. Angel and Royal. £4 talk only, £9 with sandwich lunch

Woodland Trust and Professor Tim Sparks Have a go at weaving a willow birdfeeder and try your hand at making a Green Man face using natural materials.’ Then hear from Professor Tim Sparks about Phenology – the study of the timing of natural events. Talk starts at 6.30pm Woodland Trust HQ. Free but book to reserve place

• 8pm Newton

– Jack Klaff

TFA Ltd in association with Gravity Fields Festival

A touching and entertaining piece of solo theatre, performed and written by Jack Klaff. Guildhall Theatre. £12 (£8 concs)

WEDNESDAY

• 6.30pm On the Brilliant

(12+)

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• 9.30am 2 and 3 Key Stage
Education Programme
Various locations. £2 Phone Grantham Guildhall Box Office to book 01476 406158

Colours of Newton’s Peacock Feather
Professor Peter Vukusic How does the peacock get its colour? Find out how Newton’s insights inform the current study of iridescent colour production. Guildhall Ballroom. £4

• 6pm a New Opening

(15+)

Window on the Universe
Professor Martin Hendry The new space race. A group of scientists are hoping to detect for the first time ‘gravitational waves’. Harlaxton Manor £4

• 1pm The Ethometric Museum
(11+)

1pm (11+) The Ethometric Museum
Ray Lee Theatrical sound presentation Shows: 1pm, 5pm, 6.30pm George Centre. £8 (£5 concs)

Ray Lee Theatrical sound presentation Shows: 1pm, 5pm, 6.30pm George Centre. £8 (£5 concs)

2.30pm Giant Steps

(11+)

• 1pm and Poetry Astronomy
Lunchtime Talk

• 8pm of Progress The Ethics
(10+)

A promenade drama following in Newton’s footsteps. Shows at 2.30pm & 5.30pm Meet Guildhall. £8 (£5 concs)

Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell Poems with an astronomical or space theme selected by leading astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Council Chamber, South Kesteven District Council. £4 talk only, £9 with sandwich lunch

Unlimited Theatre A mind-melting, whistle-stop tour of leading edge Quantum Physics Guildhall Theatre. £12 (£8 concs)

• 8pm Leo

(8+)

– Circle of Eleven See Saturday listing for details.
Stamford Arts Centre. £15 (£10 concs)

For details and booking: www.gravityfields.co.uk | 01476 406158

THURSDAY

27
• 9.30am 2 and 3 Key Stage
Education Programme
Various locations. £2 Phone Grantham Guildhall Box Office to book 01476 406158

• 2.30pm Giant Steps

(11+)

9pm (18+) Science Pub Quiz
Dr Ben Craven Angel and Royal. Free Email gravityfields@southkesteven. gov.uk to reserve your team place
with Pub Quiz in subject line.

• 2pm Hooke Hanging

(12+)

A promenade drama following in Newton’s footsteps. Shows at 2.30pm & 5.30pm Meet Guildhall. £8 (£5 concs)

See Thursday listing for details. Guildhall Ballroom. £12 (£8 concs)

• 4.15pmRest – Newton Never at
After School Free Talk

• 3pm The Ethometric Museum
(11+)

FRIDAY

and His Revolutionary Discoveries (14+)
Professor Raymond Flood Newton’s revolutionary discoveries remain important today. King’s School. Free but book to reserve place

3pm • 9.30am to Science Conference: and Technology Support for Business
A conference for companies seeking science and technology development advice, funding and support.

28
• 10amand Technology Science
Careers Day Session
Cummins Generator Technologies, Stamford

Ray Lee Theatrical sound presentation Show: 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 8.30pm George Centre. £8 (£5 concs)

• 5pm - 9pm Stardome
Mobile planetarium. St Wulfram’s Church. £3

(6+)

6pm Let’s Particle

(16+)

Stoke Rochford Hall Free, Apply for places: www.mybusinessevents.com

• 12.15pm of God The Sensorium
Lunchtime Talk

Dr Stuart Clark
Just what did Newton mean when he called the Universe: The Sensorium of God?

From balls to the Higgs Boson, Newton to now. Entertaining dialogue between Dr Hugh Hunt and Professor Val Gibson and compered by Mathematician Dr Katie Steckles. Harlaxton Manor. £4

Stamford and South Kesteven sixth forms, by invitation only.

• 6pm Discussion – Closing
Music and Deep Time
Jem Finer, Musician and Professor Pedro Ferreira, Professor of Astrophysics A discussion on how art can illustrate scientific concepts. Chaired by Siân Ede, author of Art & Science. Guildhall Theatre. £4

• from the Sky Stones
12pm
Professor Colin Pillinger 2011 Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize winner, brings his Royal Society lecture to Grantham. Venue TBC. £4

• 7.30pm the Spheres Sounds of
(14+)

Angel and Royal. £4 talk only, £9 with sandwich lunch

– Music of the Stars
Dr Donald Kurz See, hear and learn about the relationship of music to stellar sounds. Guildhall Theatre. £4

1pm Organ Recital
Douglas Hollick, organist and early keyboard scholar plays organ music from Newton’s time. St Wulfram’s Church. Free

• 7.30pm Documentary

(12+)

‘Shadow of the Moon’
with film-maker Chris Riley Stamford Arts Centre. £4

1pm (11+) The Ethometric Museum
Ray Lee Theatrical sound presentation Shows: 1pm, 5pm, 6.30pm George Centre. £8 (£5 concs)

• 8pm Hooke: Hanging

(12+)

Take the Space Christopher Wren loved him. Newton loathed him. Robert Hooke was one of the fathers of modern science. Yet he was written out of history. This one man play tells a tale of intrigue and betrayal.. Guildhall Ballroom. £12 (£8 concs)

• 7pm-9.30pm Transformation
of the Town
Finale Evening Events Grantham Town Centre
The World Famous: Fire Pendulums; Cirque Bijou: Starstruck – aerial event; Deadgood: White Light projection on St Wulfram’s church spire; Giant Steps: community re-enactments plus audio trail... Plus community sculpture buildings and shops open, light projections, music and more! Free.

• 8pm of Progress The Ethics
(10+)

Unlimited Theatre A mind-melting, whistle-stop tour of leading edge Quantum Physics. Stamford Arts Centre. £12 (£8 concs)

For details and booking: www.gravityfields.co.uk | 01476 406158

Grantham Guildhall

FESTIVAL

Theatre & Ballroom NG31 6PZ

Kesteven & Grantham Girls’ School
NG31 9AU

Walton Girls’ School
NG31 7JR

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With thanks to our Festival Partner Venues
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The George Centre
NG31 6LH

Harlaxton Manor
NG32 1AG

Masonic Hall
NG31 8BL

Angel and Royal Hotel
NG31 6PN

King’s School
NG31 6RP

O Stoke Rochford Hall
NG33 5EJ

St Wulfram’s Church
NG31 6RR

Woolsthorpe Manor
NG33 5PD

Priory Business Venue
NG31 6LJ

South Kesteven D.C. Council Chamber
NG31 6PZ

Grantham College
NG31 9AP

Belton House
NG32 2LS

Grantham Museum
NG31 6PY

Woodland Trust HQ
NG31 6LL

Stamford Arts Centre
PE9 2DL

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