The Ideas Factory brings great minds together: from makers of new inventions to makers of political policies and from world-class scientists to groundbreaking artists.
The result is a broad and exciting programme of discussions, workshops, performances, screenings, special events and exhibitions that will unite pioneering thinkers and foster dialogues about the future of our culture, our nation, our planet and our understanding.
For families… Sensational science shows and interactive workshops at Summerhall offer a world of new experiences. For curious kids there’s a spectacular scientific adventure at City Art Centre. Step into the Carnival of the Mind, create Pongy Potions or Little Sparks and discover the Secret Life of Coral. There’s also a packed programme of events from EISF city partners including the National Museum of Scotland and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
For adults… Take a look inside our brains, minds and consciousness through the Brainwaves mini festival of the mind, in partnership with the British Neuroscience Association, and sample the science of food and drink with the return of GastroFest. Also discover how Scotland’s game-changing inventions shaped history and look to the cutting-edge science at the heart of the new Enlightenment; process the numbers that matter in our global society of big data and look to the future of our energy and environment.
The programme also includes appearances from festival favourites and new faces from Peter Higgs to Peter Lovatt (AKA Dr Dance), Danny MacAskill, Hervé This, Mary Midgley, James Lovelock, Adam Rutherford and Helen Storey.
Find more details and book online.
Tickets can also be purchased by phone on 0844 557 2686 or in person from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe shop on the High Street, Edinburgh.