VIDEO: Granthamians given insight into Gravity Fields Festival

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SCIENCE demonstrations gave visitors a flavour of the upcoming Gravity Fields Festival at an information event held on Wednesday.

With a focus upon Grantham’s son Sir Isaac Newton and his laws of motion, the demonstrations were interactive and designed to show the large gathering the exciting direction the festival is taking.

Official Night for the Gravity Fields Festival. 060C

Official Night for the Gravity Fields Festival. 060C

Gravity Fields will be held throughout the town during a week in September, with participating venues including Belton House, Woolsthorpe Manor and Harlaxton Manor.

Leading scientists and well-known artists will be involved, helping to bring a national focus upon the town.

At the information event at The Boilerhouse, in Springfield Road, the guests heard from festival director Rosemary Richards, who has been brought in by South Kesteven District Council to manage the ambitious project.

She told the gathering: “To us, it’s about you taking part as well. We won’t have achieved our aims unless the people of the area feel it’s their festival.”

A key element of Gravity Fields is to be a finale evening, a good opportunity for community groups, schools and families to be involved in processions.

Although plans are still in the early stages, the parade could feature colourful kites and science-based machines.

* Groups or businesses wishing to be involved are asked to e-mail or call 01476 406365.