Category Archives: Adult events

Life Science Centre isn’t just for kids. With our many exhibitions and shows, adults will find it’s easy to spend a day exploring, and our variety of adults only events provide the opportunity to explore science-themed ideas and activities without kids getting in the way! Find out more about our adult only events in the blog posts below.

60 second interview with… Thomas Thwaites: GoatMan

Goat14-Thomas_Thwaites-photo-Tim_BowditchWe recently spoke to Thomas Thwaites: GoatMan. You can hear more from Thomas at Friday Night Life on 18 November – find out why he ended up in an Alpine goat farm, on four legs, with a prosthetic stomach strapped to his chest, eating grass…

Describe your current role:

Freelance speculative designer.… Read more

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Bright Club: Reply All

matt-wood-bright-clubThis guest post has been written by Bright Club performer Matt Wood.

I had always loved the idea of doing stand up comedy. The trouble was I didn’t really think I had anything to say. Who really wants to listen to what a 24 year old has to say about life?… Read more

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60 second interview with… Tonja Grung: Taxidermist

Tonja GrungTaxidermist Tonja Grung, member of the British Academy of Taxidermy and owner of company Made from the Dead, comes to Life this month to hold three taxidermy workshops.

Describe your current role:

I am a self-employed artist in taxidermy. I teach group classes or individuals. As well as creating pieces for my shop in Brick Lane, London, I am also given regular commissions.… Read more

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60 Second Interview with Dean Wilson, Bright Club performer

Dean WilsonWe spoke to Dean Wilson about his recent experience of taking part in Bright Club – a night that blends comedy, music, new writing, research and performance into a smorgasbord of delights.

Had you performed on stage before Bright Club?
Not since school really, I remember being an armadillo in a school play about the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest!… Read more

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A Sloe Winter Cocktail

Prunus SpinosaThe supermarkets are full of festive fare and are keen to sell us a variety of potions that can be hard to obtain at other times of the year. One of these is sloe gin, a curiously English concoction that doesn’t get the wider airing it deserves.

Sloe gin is simple to make; you just take gin and sloes and add sugar to taste.… Read more

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Chris Hadfield: What a Legend

Chris Hadfield at LifeIt’s been quite a weekend here at Life. It’s not often we get to welcome a real
astronaut to our Science Centre and join the public in listening to their stories, asking them questions and feeling inspired. But that’s exactly what we did yesterday when Commander Chris Hadfield came to visit.
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The Science of Game of Thrones: Preview

Now we’re past the solar eclipse, clearly the most important event of 2015 is the start of Game of Thrones Season 5, which finally reaches our screens in April. To mark the occasion, Life has teamed up with our friend, comedian Helen Keen, to explore the science of Thrones in a specially commissioned show.… Read more

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The X Factor of Science Comes to Newcastle

FameLab NewcastleThe call is out and all through the land men and women are gathering their props, preparing their lines, and desperately trying to quiet the butterflies in their stomachs. Yes, FameLab is back.

Once again the international competition is scouring the globe for the best and brightest to take up the challenge.… Read more

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Some academics, a comedian and a musician walk into a bar…

Some academics, a comedian and a musician walk into a bar… No, this isn’t a joke, this is the standard line-up for Bright Club. If you’ve never heard of Bright Club you’re certainly missing out. This is a comedy night with a difference; researchers and academics take to the stage to reveal the comic goings on behind university doors.… Read more

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Octopodes or Octopuses, But Never Octopi

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Come Dissect with Me

If you missed our Come Dissect With Me event on Sunday as part of British Science Festival and EAT! NewcastleGateshead, you missed a real treat! Participants learned, first and foremost, the plural of octopus – octopodes (or even octopuses) but never octopi – and then proceeded to dissect their slimy specimens, identifying and examining the eyes, mouth parts and even indulging in some octopus ink art!… Read more

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