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Date announced for Wrexham Science Festival 2010

21 January 2010

The Wrexham Science Festival - the only one of its kind in North Wales - will run from Thursday 1 July to Saturday 10 July 2010, it has been announced.

The hands-on science extravaganza, Scientriffic, will take place on Saturday 3 July.

This year’s Wrexham Science Festival will feature a full programme of events, designed to appeal to all ages and interests – from events suitable for children to events designed to support business.

The programme will be packed with science and technology talks and demonstrations, films and exhibitions. A science-themed competition – one of the most popular elements of the festival since its introduction in 2007 – will again be repeated for 2010.

Earth and the Universe; The Animal World; Human Mind and Body; and Bright Sparks will be the four themes of the 2010 festival.

Eur Ing Helen James, Chair of the Wrexham Science Festival and an Executive Director at Glynd┼Ár University, said: “”We have big plans for the Festival to be the highlight of the early summer calendar. The festival will have a fresh feel and encourage us all to investigate, enjoy, learn and re-think our ideas about science and technology. And, with a summer schedule, we look forward to taking advantage of lighter evenings and warmer weather too.”

The latest news about Wrexham Science Festival is available online at www.wrexhamsf.com. The full programme of events will be listed on the website when announced in April.

Why not follow the festival online on facebook or twitter, start a science debate or re-tweet us with your suggestions? Find us on Facebook Groups or on twitter at @wrexhamscifest.

Anyone wishing to be added to the Wrexham Science Festival mailing list to receive regular updates about the festival is asked to send their full postal address to wsf@glyndwr.ac.uk or call 01978 293466.

The 2009 festival attracted more than 8,000 visitors and participants from both the UK and abroad. It featured a series of talks on the atmosphere and the night sky in celebration of the 2009 International Year of Astronomy.

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