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Creative Reactions will be coming to Reading for the first time this May! Join us for a week of exciting science & art, as we pair artists with researchers to explore science in creative ways and produce unique science-inspired art pieces. Come discover what happens when science and art meet on Thursday 23rd May, through live music performances by Dolly and the Clothespegs and Captain Batgirl, dynamic artworks, talks by scientists & artists (with our featured speaker, Ellie Highwood) and hands on activities!
Headline Act: Dolly and the Clothespegs
Hailin' from the Kennet Delta, we are a Riverbilly Skiffle party band. Our raggletag lineup comprises Dolly on vocals, spoons and banjo, and her merry band of Pegs feature Boss Hogg on fiddle, Colonel Muzzington Smythe on jingle stick and wash board, Miss Ellington Wellington on mandolin, Dr Teeth on bass, Poodles on guitar, The Mighty Noush on accordion, Misty on rhythm guitar, with the occasional guest appearances of Miss Amaizington, Reggie Noodles and King Nicole. Everyone also tends to chip in on vocals too. Some of us are quite nerdy. We love pints and we love science.
Headline Act: Captain Batgirl
Captain Batgirl (Musician)
I'm an amateur songwriter determined to save the world! I write funny science songs about many things - tuna, chytrid fungus, wasps... all sorts! It's mostly guitar based stuff but if I can't find an excuse to use a kazoo, I almost certainly will!
Featured Speaker: Ellie Highwood
Professor Ellie Highwood (Professor of Climate Physics and Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Reading)
Ellie has led a large group of postdocs and PhD students working on particles in the atmosphere and their effect on climate and climate change over the past 20 years. Ellie combined crochet and climate change to create a blanket which acted as a creative way to visualise trends in global mean temperature, sparking conversations between climate scientists and the public alike! Ellie will give an insight into the making of on the blanket, the subsequent blog and its impact.