Brighton Science Festival

Evolve Or Die!

Thursday 21 February 2019

11.00am - 12.30pm, 1.00pm - 2.30pm

The Walrus
10 Ship Street
Brighton, BN1 1AD
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A musical, interactive, artistic and creative workshop with Richard Robinson and John Hinton.

We present a captivating game, a challenge and some amusing musical musings, from the beginnings of life on Earth, four billion years ago, to today’s pinnacle of evolutionary creativity, the Duck-Billed Platypus. 

John’s Ensonglopedia of Animals is our constant companion as we examine the weird and wonderful creatures evolution has magicked up.

We see how evolution did its tricks, we find traces of our ancestry in our present-day self (hiccups, goose bumps, etc) …

…And then we design our own animal, selecting our genes carefully, and drawing it lovingly, then hoping we may survive the catastrophes that Richard rains down on us: meteor impact, ice ages or other nastinesses.

A roller-coaster ride through the animal kingdoms of yesterday, today and tomorrow

John has written 10 musical shows about science, with which he tours the world. Richard has written 20 books on science, which have toured the world on his behalf.


“The man is a genius! Richard Robinson is just a brilliant presenter. This session was off the scale good!”
“We have tried to encourage Joe’s school to book Richard for a session, and have booked him ourselves for Joe’s birthday party.”
“Brilliant, entertaining, interesting and informative, the children loved it – have conducted the experiments at home – and remembered the scientific explanations.”
“Absolutely superb. Fantastic. Kept everyone entertained. Learned a lot.”
“Needed more time; could have listened for ever!”
“Richard’s talks were brilliant. I laughed and learned!”