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Science in the City 2017

A night of research, arts and the latest technologies, in Valletta

This year’s festival is more exciting than ever before. With a new layout and a host of innovative activities, the 6th edition of Science in the City—European Researchers’ Night, promises to be a night to remember. On Friday 29 September 2017 from 6.00pm until midnight science and the arts will transform Republic Street as visitors of all ages explore the highly interactive activities. Plans include the usual health and dental checks, child-friendly experiments, shows and games, as well as totally new activities that find their inspiration in ongoing research projects here in Malta, such as Light Pushes Stuff, AR Art, Holograms and so much more.

A full programme can be viewed on www.scienceinthecity.org.mt and the festival followed on Facebook for regular updates: www.facebook.com/ScienceInTheCityMalta

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Science in the Citadel Gozo

The new Gozo Science festival Science In The Citadel released its full programme today for the April 22 event. Dr Anton Refalo, Minister for Gozo, opens the event at 9 am for 12 hours of shows, workshops, talks by eminent local scientists, debates, demonstrations, film and interactive Science Fair fun all within the atmospheric confines of the ancient Citadel. An easy to use trail guide and map is now available online at www.facebook.com/ScienceInTheCitadel.

A full range of science disciplines is covered with activities at all levels from kindergarten to postgraduate, all with the aim of engaging and exciting people about the science taking place on the Maltese Islands, whether they be local residents or just visitors for the day. 32 different organisations - including the University of Malta, Microsoft Youthspark, the Police Forensic Science Lab, Esplora and SharkLab, with many science student organisations - are laying on 50 different activities so there truly is something for everyone at the first of what is sure to become an annual attraction on Gozo.

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The Big Van Theory

The Big Van Theory is coming to Malta!

On March 11th, the team behind Science in the City will be hosting two separate but related events in collaboration with The Big Van Theory. This dynamic group of practitioners, hailing from a vast array of scientific fields, have performed in hundreds of theatres world-wide and now they're coming to Malta! Their mission–to bring science to the public through comedy and laughter.

The group will be putting on a comedy show for children and a hard hitting stand up for adults.

Their first event, Clowntifics, will be held between 5 and 6pm at the Malta Society of Arts, in Valletta. This interactive show for children between ages 4 and 11, combines clowns, comedy and experiments to help kids explore the wonders of science. Entrance is against a donation of €5 per person at the door.

Their second event, The Big Van Theory Monologues, will be taking place between 8.30 and 9:30pm at the Royal British Legion, also in Valletta. This show is targeted at adults and will be presenting topics such as genetically modified organisms, evolution and pathogenic bacteria. Entrance is against a donation of €8 per person at the door. 

This event is organised by the Science in the City festival team and the Malta Chamber of Scientists. Supported by the Valletta 2018 Foundation and Get Your Act Together. 

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Science in the City 2016: Call for Proposals

Science in the City—European Researchers’ Night is Malta’s arts and science festival. We offer a fantastic opportunity for educators, students, scientists and artists to collaborate and get creative. We are a platform for art installations, exhibitions, music, theatre, and performing arts that engage the public with science. We’re looking forward to your participation. Our theme this year is The Brain. Proposals and participation outside this theme will be considered on a case-by-case basis (please get in touch before submission).

Important Dates

*Deadline extended to 29 February 2016*

Deadline for proposal submission is by midnight 18 February 2016. An information session to discuss ideas and brainstorm projects will be held on the 5 February, 6.30pm, GWHB1 (Gateway Builing, Hall B1), University of Malta. The festival will take place on the night of the 30 September 2015. The events should preferably be available for Notte Bianca 2016 the following day.

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Falling Walls Lab

The Falling Walls Lab is an international forum, which aims at building and promoting interdisciplinary connections between young excellent academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from all fields.

For the first time this year the University of Malta is organising the Falling Wall Lab Malta to showcase the latest research projects, business models or social initiatives by Maltese young researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals from various disciplines.

Each presenter will have 3 minutes on stage and a distinguished jury consisting of experts from academia and business will select the most inspiring presenter to represent Malta at the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on the 8th November.

The event is a great opportunity to exchange insights on an interdisciplinary level with fellow researchers and professionals as well as to get involved in exciting discussions and network with excellent scientists and professionals.

 

Science in the City 2015

A line-up of surprises, exciting research, and science-related experiments, exhibitions, talks, debates, films and performing arts is set to further brighten the 4th edition of Science in the City—European Researchers’ Night, the annual science and arts festival. It will be held in Valletta on Friday 25 September 2015 from 6.00pm until midnight. The city streets will come to life as visitors explore innovative activities ranging from flying drones to space rockets, DNA extractions to dissections, health and dental checks to lots of child-friendly experiments and games.

Full programme can be viewed on www.scienceinthecity.org.mt or follow the festival on Facebook for regular updates: www.facebook.com/ScienceInTheCityMalta

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Science in the City - Call for Expression of Interest

Science in the City - Call for Expression of Interest
European Researchers’ Night Valletta - September 2014 & 2015

The Malta Chamber of Scientists, is interested in receiving expressions of interest from professionals or competent organisations for the Science in the City Festival.

The experience and expertise required are in:

  • Media Production
  • Logistics and Event Organisation
  • Artistic Consultancy

They will support the consortium and help execute the festival’s activities on the last week of the month of September 2014 and 2015 and during Notte Bianca in Valletta.

For details, see here.

Expressions of interest together with a covering letter and a CV are to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by not later than noon on Monday February 17, 2014.



Science in the City 2015 - Call for Interest

Introduction

Science in the City—European Researchers’ Night is possibly Malta’s fastest growing cultural festival and only arts and science festival. We offer a fantastic opportunity for educators, students, scientists and artists to collaborate and get creative. We are a platform for art installations, exhibitions, music, theatre, performing arts, which engage the public with science. We’re looking forward to your participation.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of interest is the 16 February, noon. A Focus Group to discuss ideas and brainstorm projects will be held on the 11th of February, 7pm, Music Room, St James Cavalier. The Festival will take place on 25th September, 2015 (possibility of 26th September). The events should preferably be available for Notte Bianca 2015 on the 3rd October.

 

 

For more information about all events click here, or contact Edward Duca (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Mob: 99239974) and/or Karen Fiorini (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Mob: 99868348).

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Science in the City 2016-17: Call for Expression of Interest

The Malta Chamber of Scientists, is interested in receiving expressions of interest from professionals or competent organisations for the Science in the City Festival.

The experience and expertise required are in:

  • Media Production
  • Logistics and Event Organisation
  • Artistic Consultancy

They will support the consortium and help execute the festival’s activities on the last week of the month of September 2016 and 2017 and during Notte Bianca in Valletta.

For details, see here.

Expressions of interest together with a covering letter and a CV are to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by not later than Friday October 23, 2015. Submissions shall be ranked according to objective criteria, experience in the field and achievements to date. The awards shall be subject to availability of funds.

Calls for Science in the City

Key Information

Want to make your idea happen? Want it to be seen by over 15,000 people? Science in the City is looking for scientists and artists to send in their proposals. Our big night will be on the 26th September followed by a weekend of activities. These calls are for artists and scientists interested in collaborating with others who want to engage with the public. Please click on the links below the proposals subtitle for more details.

Deadline: 3 February
Evaluation: mid-February
Notification: April/May

Entertaining Ways to Convey Science
Call for Proposals
Proposal Form
Science-Inspired Art Installations
Call for Proposals
Proposal Form
Science Carnival Parade
Call for Proposals
Only Sketches Required
Artistic Events with Strong Scientific Elements
Call for Proposals
Proposal Form

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Science in the City Programme Launched

Sixteen more days to the pan-European Researchers’ Night — Science in the City — being held on Friday 27th September. The science and art festival that brings these together for everyone to enjoy, showing how science is fun and relevant to our everyday lives. From 6 pm onwards, a number of young scientists, researchers and artists will be welcoming the public to a festive evening that will include music, demonstrations, debates, scientific cafes, hands-on experiments, street art, exhibitions, films, children’s shows and many interactive activities.

The full programme was presented today to the news media and festival contributors by the consortium led by the University of Malta Research Trust (RIDT) and the Malta Chamber of Scientists.

The activities will be held at selected locations and venues in Valletta, running from the Upper Barrakka, Castille and St James Cavalier, down both Republic Street and Merchant Street to St George’s Square and the Old Market Square, respectively.

“Science in the City aims to create curiosity towards science, innovation and new technology,” said Professor Alex Felice, the Project Coordinator. “We would like to show the public that there is a fair amount of high quality research happening in Malta. We have very valid research projects going on at our University. Science in the City is bringing the researchers closer to the public and highlighting how Maltese society is benefiting from the results of their research and scientific work.”

Wilfred Kenely, Chief Executive of the Research Trust, said: “Science in the City is also serving as a platform for the University’s Research Trust. The Trust was set up to encourage investment in research and development, on a national level by attracting additional funds from both private and corporate bodies. We believe that ‘research’ can be added to the list of good causes that deserve our support for the successful future of our country.”

The Festival
Dr Edward Duca, Project Manager of Science in the City, gave an overview of this year’s programme. “On entering Valletta from City Gate, the EU Corner set up by the Malta EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC) will be filled with scientists explaining how the earth moves by getting kids to shake the ground and a Malta custom-built Formula-style racing car will greet car enthusiasts,” introduced Dr Duca. Research and innovation in the EU will be brought to life.

Conrad Attard, Logistics Manager and Technology Coordinator of Science in the City, commented “if you’re feeling lost with all the events we’re organising just visit the various i-points and speak to our young scientists who are there to help you out.” Student groups namely S-Cubed, MMSA, MADS, ICTSA, UESA, SACES and IEEE will be giving numerous demonstrations at various places in St John’s Street, Republic Street and opposite the Law Courts. A special area will be dedicated to technology – TechLab, which will give a taste of the science behind the technology.

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