Author Archives: Lucy Minshall-Pearson
LEGO is loved universally by young and old, so our latest exhibition, Brick City, was a crowd pleaser from the start. Some of the world’s most iconic landmarks were created in miniature form out of LEGO bricks. Maceys in New York, the London Olympic stadium and the Colosseum in Rome were highlights.… Read more
Last weekend wasn’t ‘business as usual’ at Life. Guest speakers took the place of science shows and robots replaced the soft play. The place was full of enthusiastic makers, tinkerers, staff and visitors. Welcome to Maker Faire!
Maker Faire comes once a year to the centre and is definitely a highlight.… Read more
There are many areas in the Centre for Life which engage different ages. The
Mezz is for little people, those under 7-years-old.
Sometimes life for staff up on the Mezz can be extremely quiet with maybe only
a couple of children playing peacefully together in one corner around the doll’s
house.… Read more
It was Christmas Eve, a quiet day at the Centre with only a few families in, I suppose most were preparing for Santa Claus’s visit the following day. I had about a dozen people in my audience for my theatre show, ‘Rain or Shine’. In the show I need a volunteer to be a sun on stage and so I ask for a bit of help from the audience, help from someone who has a warm personality.… Read more
Things at the Centre for Life were a bit different this half term. Usually we perform
by ourselves in the theatre in a one-man show. But Fire and Ice was special. An
awesome two-manned show out on gallery.
My partner was Chris, also a Science Explainer, and after two days intensive
training we created the show we wanted to perform which would capture both the
young and old(er) in our audience.… Read more