Grantham’s Gravity Fields Festival has arrived!

Gravity Fields Festival.
Gravity Fields Festival.

GRAVITY Fields kicks off today (Friday) with a whole host of events taking place.

Most exciting is the launch this afternoon, with TV presenter Dallas Campbell, from the BBC’s Bang Goes The Theory, doing the honour of officially opening the eight-day science and arts event, which aims to celebrate Grantham’s links with Sir Isaac Newton. He will take centre-stage in The George Centre at 5pm, and everybody is welcome to go along and be part of it.

There is a range of other exciting events taking place today, including:

* 12.30pm - Isaac Newton and the Age of Scientific Discovery, National Portrait Gallery at Belton House

This exhibition is a display of portraits and miniatures celebrating the age of scientific discovery which began in the 1600s. Exhibition organised by the National Portrait Gallery in collaboration with the National Trust.

* 7pm - White Light, Deadgood

A lightwork, reflecting Newton’s experiments splitting white light through a prism. The colours of the rainbow will light up the spire of St Wulfram’s.

* 7.30pm - Newton, Produced by TFA Ltd in association with the Gravity Fields Festival

Premiere: International actor, director and academic Jack Klaff presents a new touching and entertaining solo show - a warts and all portrait of Sir Isaac Newton. At Stamford Arts Centre.

* 7.30pm - Free Festival Opening Concert, The Lincoln Pro-Musica and St Wulfram’s Choir at St Wulfram’s Church

An evening of celestial sounds with Lincolnshire musicians and singers.

* 8pm - The Explosive Sun and the Northern Lights, Dr. Pål Brekke

Enjoy the Northern Lights? The Sun is the source of their beauty and affects society in many ways.

In the Guildhall ballroom. Tickets are £4.

* 8.15pm - Visualise:Reloaded, Science made simple ltd

A mischievous mix of physical theatre and live science demonstrations from an award-winning company with a passion for science, engineering and maths.

In the Guildhall theatre. Tickets are £12 (£8)