Brighton Science Festival


Wednesday 30 October 2019

1:00pm - 2:30pm, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

The Walrus
10 Ship Street
Brighton, BN1 1AD
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Local legend, Kay Walton has performed and taught at many local schools, running her hugely successful Rap’n’Rhyme clubs. Her young science poets have been performing in the Brighton Science Festival celebrations for 10 years with their poems available to view on the website for the last 4 years.  Kay’s also inspired poetry animation collaborations with University of Brighton and live poetry illustration performances with brilliant global children’s author/illustrator, Chris Riddell and well known local illustrator Aaron Blecha.  Rap’n’Rhymer’s science poems can also be seen in the Booth Museum, Hove.

In 2019 Kay stepped out of school to share quirky words, ideas and fun activities with the wider public in her successful “Poetry of Planes” show at Brighton and Hove Toy and Model Museum.  Her new show sees her performing science verses on a wider range of subjects, as well as leading more fun activities combining science, poems and rap, to create Waterbottle Flip at The Walrus.

Treat yourself to an hour & a half of fun activities & rhythmic rhymes on sciencey ideas about navigation, flight, space, DNA, physics, animals, electricity, waterbottle flipping & more! Learn how to write Haiku Sci-ku as well as make improvements to paper planes and experimenting with electrical circuits.  Guaranteed fun for young and old.


Comments on the “Poetry of Planes” show 2019


“We really loved this – the time flew! (ha ha!) We will definitely be back!”  


“Really Cool!  I loved the poems and actually I liked all of it – great fun it was!”


“From an engineer’s perspective, provided a good base to get the kids interested with fun experiment – really enjoyable”


“Brilliant show, very inspiring for both my son and I, it shows him you can be artistic and interested in science at the same time. Thank you!”    


Wednesday October 30th       

1 – 2.30pm and 3 – 4.30pm      

£7 tickets       £5 concessions

Tickets available on the door – no need to book! 

 Age range 7 – 107 years