Midlothian Science Festival opens with a POP!

This is our Press Release issued today (1st Oct) in excited advance of our festival running from 2nd (tomorrow!!) until 17th Oct!  We’re very excited about bringing this to you – come out and see us as often as you can.



Midlothian Science Festival is delighted to have “POP!” the award-winning entertainer, open the festival this week with his fascinating bubble show. This innovative event will take place on Friday 2nd October at 2pm in Mayfield Library; it is free, and everyone is invited.

POP! The Balloon man is appearing four times during the two week festival. He will perform at Beeslack School, Bilston Miners Club, and Danderhall Library as well as opening the festival in Mayfield. His show has astounded audiences around the world and Midlothian Science Festival is set for a treat as he highlights the science of bubbles whilst creating square bubbles, smoke filled bubbles and even puts kids inside bubbles.

This show is the first of 70 events which will take place over a two week period in numerous towns and villages across Midlothian. Last year’s festival attracted over 8000 people and Midlothian Science Festival, which works with 20 key businesses and institutes across the area, is looking forward to engaging with even more people this year.

Councillor Ian Baxter said:

“I am delighted to support the Midlothian Science Festival. With such a wide variety of events, suitable for all ages and at venues across Midlothian, the festival is fast becoming a major fixture in the county. As we strive to encourage the development of the knowledge based industries in Midlothian, this is exactly the kind of encouragement which will spark an interest in science amongst our youngsters”.

Science is a key industry in the Midlothian area, and the festival delivers events which cater for toddlers to grandparents.  It gives festival goers insight into the county’s contribution to science and technology nationally and globally.

Full printed brochure can be found in libraries, leisure centres and shops around the Midlothian Area.

Full event listing is available on www.midlothiansciencefestival.com

More information on POP!


Author: ÉC

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