Some of Norwich’s 2000+ scientists will be on hand this Saturday at The Forum.

The free discovery day for families includes how to make slime, fake wounds and astronomy.

There are also a variety of talks, exploring topics such as the maths behind magic.

Science shows will be shown in The Curve Theatre, suitable for children aged 5 upwards. Demonstrations and activities will be run by scientists such as bubbles, science busking, robots and engineering.

Free Talks Timetable:

10:00 – 16:00

Shows in The Curve Auditorium
No Need to book. Just turn up. Suitable for all ages

Music to your ears 10:00 & 13:00

How do we make sounds, record sounds and see sounds? This exciting presentation reveals the secrets from the basics of sound to the latest in music technology. Witness the ultimate ‘hands-free’ instrument and find out how to make musical straws! Uncover the maths in music and see how numbers tell us what sounds nice.
by James Piercy, Science Made Simple

Mathamagic Show 11:00 & 14:00

Pick a card any card, How does that work? Is it really magic? Or does it come down to dexterity in mathematics? Amazing tricks ….Revealing maths. Card counting, Rubik’s cube, juggling patterns, shape shifting numbers and other stunts.
by Dr Ken, Inspirational Science Company

Things that make you go eeuww!! 12:00 & 15:00
by Shell, Camouflaged Learning

A local primary school has secured over £200,000 of funding for an outdoor play area.

It’s the result of a campaign, petitioning the council to make use of derelict land nearby.

Since 2007, pupils at Henderson Green Primary School, just off Bowthorpe Road, have only had a small playing field to play on. The school grew larger when Norfolk County Council reorganised schools from the middle school system.

Last year, a petition with 800 signatures was handed into Norfolk County Council, asking for use of an area of derelict land as playing fields. Norfolk County Council has now agreed to allocate £225,000 to create the play area.

Green Party County Councillor for Wensum ward, Marcus Hemsley, who helped with the campaign, said: ”I’m really glad the administration at County Hall listened to local people on this issue. It shows that even in these difficult economic times, if enough people come together we can make big things happen. This will make such a difference to the children at the school.”

A consultation is due to start on plans to develop an area of parkland off Dereham Road.

A residents’ group want the space at Wensum View Park to serve the whole community, and are getting help from a successful project on Grapes Hill.

Norwich City Council has agreed to fund a consultation on the future use of Wensum View Park off Turner Road. If approved, then work will begin designing and creating a community garden.

The newly-formed Wensum View Park Community Garden Group want the park to serve as many of its community as possible, keeping space for dog walking, a play area for children and developing a community garden for residents to enjoy, where they can grow and share food and plants together.

Residents who helped create Grapes Hill Community Garden, which will celebrate turning one with a public event on Sunday 8th July, are offering help and advice to the new group. They successfully transformed a derelict piece of land just off Grapes Hill into a garden for the whole community.