12. Event title:
Broadcaster Simon Mayo introduces Itch the element hunter. With live experiments on stage it’s guaranteed to be an effervescent event.
13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
Simon’s event is highly accessible and good fun. The main character in his book ITCH is a 14 year old accident-prone element hunter, for whom science is a weapon, elements are his gadgets. Simon introduces the periodic table, shows the audience some elements and talks about the elements Itch collects. The book is a fast paced adventure which shows just how dangerous the element Itch discovers could be in the wrong hands. The scientist with him will do some live experiments demonstrating the power of elements. He touches on his inspiration for writing, including reading about the radioactive Boy Scout and the banned Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments.
14. Does the event have particular local relevance?: