If you haven’t come across Guerilla Science before, you are in for a treat today. Guerilla Science is an awesome organisation which creates innovative, interactive events with a scientific basis to music festivals across the country. Importantly these events are fun and interesting on their own – they can be appreciated without even considering that they introduce science to new audiences. It would be so easy for science at music festivals to comprise of a sad tent where hungover people shelter from the rain, mainly ignoring the earnest person in the corner who is setting a match to a balloon filled with helium. But Guerilla Science aren’t like that. They set up events like “sensory speed dating” and investigate hangover cures. Responsible for elaborate, artistic installations at festivals like Glastonbury and Latitude, their work is visually impressive as well as exploring interesting ideas in science. They also are involved in regular events held in the London area (as a scouser I begrudge this), like “plastic surgery school” “cockroach racing” and “bespoke vuvla” events linked to a secret cinema showing of Brazil
Take a look at some photos of their events on their flickr page!