Tickets are now on sale for the second Gravity Fields Festival, which celebrates Grantham’s links with Sir Isaac Newton with five days of events, presentations and speakers.
This year’s science, arts and heritage festival runs from September 24 to 28 and aims to build on the success of the previous event, which attracted audiences totalling 35,000 people.
The finale alone drew 15,000 people into town for a procession and entertainment.
Gravity Fields Festival will feature three high profile patrons, Professor Valerie Gibson, Grantham born and now one of the UK’s top women scientists, Rob Iliffe, a world authority on Sir Isaac Newton, and TV presenter Dallas Campbell .
The major public spectacle will be a Giants of Science finale on the Saturday evening.
One highlight is sure to be the globe-trotting International Science Images exhibition from the Royal Photographic Society showcasing an extraordinary variety of scientific photography.
Science shows from the Science Museum and the National Space Centre are on the programme, plus Chris Lintott from the BBC’s Sky at Night and Professor Mark Miodownik, of BBC Science Club.
World famous juggling troupe Gandin will perform a show including nine jugglers and 80 apples as just one of the leading performance and arts companies taking part.
A science fair will again run in the George shopping centre.
Back by popular demand are two of 2012’s most popular performers, actor Michael Imerson and tightwire performer Alana Jones, who enjoyed a wonderful week as Floggit and Skarper in the Apothecary Shop and around the streets of Grantham in 2012.
Cllr Bob Adams, South Kesteven District Council portfolio holder for leisure, arts and culture said: “Local people can get involved and feel part of an amazing event. It’s going to be great.”
For more details fo to the website gravityfields.co.uk, or call the box office at the Guildhall Arts Centre, on 01476 406158.