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Welcome to the Events guide for the 2014 Festival in Birmingham. You can search the events programme using the calendar, via the events map, by category, audience or by keyword 'film, comedy, etc using the box below

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.30
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

Ignite! brings its ever popular 3-2-1-Ignition* on tour to the British Science Festival. Citizen Science for all the family has never been so accessible, intriguing and fun. All activities are free and you can drop in at any time - but be warned; once you're in, you won't want to leave!

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.30
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

The humble tiny fruit-fly Drosophila leads to great discoveries into DNA, cancer, regeneration and the brain. Come and see.

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.30
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

Discover how supercomputers are built, and the power they have

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.30
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

Late in 2013, the Gaia satellite was launched into orbit 1.5 million km from Earth. Come and find out how Gaia will track one billion stars as they travel through space and how you can contribute to real science discoveries with Gaia.

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.30
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

Everyone can enjoy the fun and memorable opportunity to become up-close with lots of fascinating animals! Come along and have a hold!

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.30
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

STIFF-FLOP is using the octopus arm as a role model to create novel medical tools. This will open up the option of more advanced surgical procedures.

Saturday 6 September 2014
Sunday 7 September 2014
10.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
Thinktank, Birmingham

Draw mini outlines of your friends with a giant pantograph, and geometric flower patterns with a bicycle spirograph!

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.30 - 12.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre WG5, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham

This talk will explore how scientists use X rays and other imaging techniques to reveal exciting new information about the biology of extinct animals, including a 310 million year old spider!

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.30 - 12.00, 13.00 - 14.30, 15.30 - 17.00
Venue: 
School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University

The world of 3D printing and laser technology opens up an alternative ways of making the heirlooms of the future whilst exciting and colourful processes with non-precious metals will show how technology can drive new design ideas. Join us in this workshop to find out how.

Saturday 6 September 2014
Sunday 7 September 2014
Monday 8 September 2014
Tuesday 9 September 2014
Wednesday 10 September 2014
10.30 - 16.00
Venue: 
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Cancer comes in many shapes and forms, but have you ever had the chance to take a look at cells up close? This art display shows a selection of fascinating cell images, showing the incredible detail of cancer in various forms.

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