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Event of the Week
Art of the Brain, tomorrow at the Dana Centre
If we told you that the blurb for this event uses the words ‘brain’ and ‘be prepared to get messy’, you might imagine some kind of bloodbath introduction to the butcher‘s art. No such luck. Instead, attendees will be encouraged to draw neurons and sculpt lobes from coloured play dough. And you get to take your handiwork home with you afterwards. The evening will be overseen by Lizzie Burns - someone who’s made the unusual transition from scientist to artist. That’s one of her pictures we’ve borrowed there, look. Sorry if we’re infringing on anyone’s copyright, but you really don’t want to see our own illustrative efforts.
Bit of a lightweight — let’s call it helium-filled — roundup this week, so hold on to your lab goggles as we whiz through the rest of the pack. The other show at Dana this week is Power Predicament on Tuesday. Alternative fuel sources and all that. Representatives of many of the major alternative energy sources (plus nuclear) share a panel.
Any members of the Natural History Museum should make sure they get along to Cromwell Road tomorrow. Henry Nicholls will be presenting his entertaining account of Lonesome George, the last tortoise of his race. Warning: contains amusing anecdotes about reptile hand-jobs.
When and Where?
Lonesome George, 7pm, Thursday, NHM, FREE (members only)
Art of the brain, 6.30, Thursday, Dana Centre, FREE
Power Predicament, 7pm, Tuesday, FREE
Future London, 25 Sept-1 Oct, Science Museum, FREE