This year, Science in the City – European Researchers’ Night presents many of the Malta’s leading scientists, artists and influential thinkers – bringing science and the arts to life in creative waysfrom Triton Fountain to St. George’s Square in Valletta on Friday 28th September from 6.00pm.
The event – which combines science and arts for one night only – celebrates science and culture with original programming that includes theatre, dance, film, workshops, debate and interactive installations, innovators, scientists-in-the-making, and families, that transform the city and bring some of the world’s leading scientists in direct contact with the broader public.
A creative space to learn something new
In an exclusive interview with Newsbook.com.mt Festival Manager Dr Edward Duca said that Science in the City 2018 promises to be the best so far, featuring more science and arts events than ever before.
“We have been working for over two years creating street art installations, theatre, music, and dance around our new theme, science is culture. We have events targeting kids and families, arts and performance lovers, teenagers, adults, and hard core science lovers. By having over 40 activities happening over one night we transform Valletta into a creative space to learn something new and have fun doing so,” Dr Duca said.
Major role in promoting the University’s scientific research
In a press conference to launch the festival, Professor Alex Felice, Coordinator of the European Union’s funded project, stressed the importance and privilege of bringing science to a large audience.
Valletta 2018 Programming Coordinator Joanne Attard Mallia said: “This initiative stays true to the objective of the European Capital of Culture to promote collaboration across geographical borders, across disciplines, across the traditional roles of artist and audience; working towards a legacy that lives beyond the end of 2018.”
“Science in the City plays a major role in promoting the University’s scientific research. The event, is a collaborative effort between researchers, academics, students and performers who, together provide an annual evening of fun and creative learning for people from all backgrounds,” said Wilfred Kenely Chief Executive Officer of the University of Malta Research Trust (RIDT).
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