Tag: Centre for Life
Get set to see some strange and wonderful exotic animals at the Centre for Life in Newcastle this month. Animals are coming from across the region, including a ferret with its own Facebook page, tortoises, owls, rats, rabbits and all kinds of insects.
With a £1.2million investment, there will be thrilling things taking place at the Life Science Centre very soon. On 26 May, the centre in Newcaslte will launch North East England’s only 4D motion ride, along with a host of new hands-on exhibits entitled The Curiosity Zone. The 4D motion ride will use wind, water spray, smoke and smells as well as moving seats to bring the 3D action on screen to life.
The food and drink producers from across North East England will come together later this month to show off their talents to buyers. They will gather at the Top Quality Local Produce 2012 at the Marriott hotel Gateshead on February 29.
Want to make Valentine’s Day very special this year? Then why not put on the costume of your favourite celebrity couple and enjoy a skate around the rink at Life’s ice rink in Newcastle. There will be loads of prizes for couples who get into the dress-up spirit.
Parts of the final dinner many of the 2,200 passengers and crew aboard the Titanic were ever to eat will form the centrepiece of the special Titanic Centenary Banquet at Newcastle’s Centre for Life in Times Square. It is set for April 14 this year – 100 years after the fateful disaster. It was at 11.40pm on April 14, 1912 that RMS Titanic hit an iceberg four days into her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.
Newcastle’s Life Science Centre will take visitors through the February night skies. Each month the centre’s Planetarium will give a unique Live Skies event. they are narrated by Life’s head of public engagement, Elin Roberts, and the the presentations are ever-changing and relevant to the time of year. The next event will be hosted by a guest, Dr Andrew Fletcher, from Newcastle University’s School of Mathematics.
An interactive place will be unveiled at Newcastle’s Centre for Life before February half-term. Called the ‘make it’ zone, there will also be two temporary exhibitions – Ancient Wisdom and Classics – in the area for the half-term holiday between February 11-19, 2011.
Newcastle’s Centre of Life has appointed Helen Schell as its very first Maker in Residence. In this role Helen, who is an artist, will use her skills to help bring science to live. She will also manage a ‘make it’ area where visitors will be encouraged to bring creativity to the forefront.
Aardman’s senior model maker Jim Parkyn will be at the Centre for Life in Newcastle on January 21 to host a model making workshop. This will give people a chance learn tricks of the trade from one of the masters. Jim is a model maker with Aardman, which produces The Wallace and Gromit programs and films.
A real ice rink opens to the public on November 12 at in Newcastle. The rink is at the Life Centre and more than 80,000 visitors are expected use the rink before it closes in February next year. Called Skating@Life, the the rink is now a key part of the Newcastle Gateshead Initiative Winter Festival.