The World Science Festival Brisbane is back again for another stellar year. Boasting an impressive line up of events, exhibits, and films, this year’s festival is set to shine bright in the Brisbane cultural calendar.
Coming together with QPAC and in association with Warner Bros., Southbank Centre London, and the British Film Institute, science-lovers of Brisbane will be spoilt for choice during this year’s festival. Running from the March 22 to 26, the five day festival will feature a great number of entertaining exhibits and activities for all ages to enjoy.
One of the main highlights of this year’s festival is the seminal masterpiece by Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Complete with the ground-breaking score performed live by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Australian Voices Choir, this is one spectacular not to be missed.
This classic sci-fi movie is one of the most influential cinematic works and as a result has stood the test of time to be considered one of the top 10 films of all time. Mixing science and art the story explores existentialism, human evolution, technology, AI, and extra-terrestrial life. A rare experience showcasing this famous film in a setting never seen before in Queensland.
The program is filled with a number of crowd favourite events including the Brain Food Breakfast Series and Water Talks, as well as the popular Science Frontiers sessions playing some of the best science and space themed movies of all times including the 2014 hit Interstellar, and the 1976 David Bowie classic, The Man Who Fell to Earth.
This year’s Water Talks include The Inconvenient Truth of Bottled Water and Other Worldly Water, while the Brain Food Breakfast Series include Life, the Universe and Everything, The Sensory Experience of Food, and Feed Your Brain, Feed Your Body.
Tickets for each event can be purchased online from the World Science Festival Brisbane website. However if you’re looking to enjoy some free science entertainment, the South Bank Parklands’ Cultural Forecourt will once again come alive with 40 free immersive events for the whole family to enjoy. Featuring hands-on activities, robots, fossils, drones, experiments and more, this two-day event is the perfect way to let the imaginative and scientific minds of the young ones explode.
The full program with dates, times and prices can be found on the WSFB website. All events range in price and are in hot demand so be sure to book your tickets in advance to avoid missing out.