Events Archive

StrongWomen Science

Thursday 5th March
10am (Primary Schools)
1pm (Secondary Schools)

A circus science show for kids starring two women scientists turned circus performers!

As part of Engineers Week 2020 we have a very special science show with a difference for you to enjoy!

Ever wanted to know how you balance a chair on your chin, if you can juggle liquid, or how circus performers eat fire? StrongWomen Aoife and Maria reveal the scientific secrets behind their astounding tricks. In a fun, lively and fast-paced family circus performance, find out how jugglers, acrobats and hula hoop artists use science to create their amazing acts.

StrongWomen Science doesn’t only illustrate scientific facts. It seeks to promote enquiry, inventiveness and accessibility in science, making it open to all, in particular young women and girls. In addition to demonstrating scientific principles in fun and accessible ways, it looks at the worth of failure and the power of teamwork, both shared by science and circus. Because when science meets circus, anything’s possible.

40-minute performance followed by 20-minute hands-on circus science experiment activities.

StrongWomen Science was developed with support from the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

We have 2 shows 10am for Primary Schools and 1pm for Secondary Schools.

We also have other events for engineers week that might also interest you:  

A Time to Play, Photography workshop with Anna Leask, age 8+, Sat 29th February 

A free screening of Inventing Tomorrow  at 1:30 pm,Sat 29th February, booking required

Please be aware that from Monday 10th February there will be water main replacement works taking place in Carrick-on-Shannon, along  St George’s Terrace, the approach to The Dock.

This may have an impact on access to The Dock and on parking in the vicinity of the building. We would advise you to factor this possible delay into your journey time to The Dock.