Imperial College London Festival

By | 19th June 2017

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Imperial College London Festival

 Imperial Festival will be broadcast to the world this weekend (6-7 May) live from the College’s South Kensington Campus.

The College’s annual celebration of science, engineering and creativity will comprise a vibrant array of exhibits, hands-on demonstrations and workshops running alongside a packed talks programme and a series of music and dance performances.

The 2017 Imperial Festival is set to once again draw thousands to its campus – having been visited by more than 15,000 members of the public during the 2016 weekend.

But for those not able to attend in person, there are many opportunities to follow the action through Imperial’s live-streaming platforms. A series of nine fascinating talks delivered by experts in the fields of robotics, space travel, obesity, performance science, economics, mental health and more will be broadcast live across the College’s YouTube channel.

Meanwhile Imperial’s roving reporters will be out and about at the Festival meeting researchers, capturing the atmosphere, and broadcasting live from the College’s Facebook channel on Saturday.

Here’s the full schedule of live broadcasts across the Imperial Festival weekend. (All broadcasts will be automatically archived and available to play in full as soon as the broadcasts end).

Imperial College London Festival

The Imperial Festival will take place on 6-7 May 2017

The 2017 Festival

Flying robots, immersive art and delicious food are just a taste of the hands-on experiences at Imperial Festival 2017.

The College’s free annual festival is back, giving the public an opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and explore the latest research. It will run on Saturday 6 (12.00-18.00) and Sunday 7 (12.00-17.00) May at our South Kensington Campus.

The Festival has something for all ages to enjoy, from live interactive experiments, new technology demonstrations, in-depth talks, lab tours, musical and dance-based performances, and creative workshops within zones themed around Robots, Superbugs, Health & Body, the Future, and Energy and Environment.

Register for the Festival.

Follow us on Facebook (@imperialcollegelondon) and Twitter (@imperialcollege), and follow Festival news using the hashtag #impfest

How to use the online programme.

Our Imperial Festival 2017 online programme allows you to create your own personal Festival experience. Simply peruse the events, and if one catches your interest click “Add to personal programme”. This will add your chosen event to your personal programme area.

Once you’re done, simply click on ‘View personal programme’, and then send yourself an email with your selection. Your selection will be saved for you to return to, as long as it is the same computer.

Make sure to check back regularly as we will continue to add more events in the run up to the Festival weekend itself (6-7 May 2017).

Festival merchandise

An Imperial Festival 2017 tshirt

Take home your exclusive 2017 Festival t-shirt designed by @supermundane and other Festival Merchandise – available all weekend from the Festival shop.

Kids Tee – £8
Adults T-shirt £14
Imperial Festival Water Bottle £8
Pencils 80p

The Festival shop takes cash & credit/debit card.