British Science Festival brings spectacular immersive installation to Leicester.

De Montfort University will be hosting Europe’s longest-standing science festival in Leicester this September.

Alongside the inspiring programme of free events on offer, the festival is also set to welcome the world premiere of The Compass in Jubilee Square. The British Science Festival will take place from 13-17 September.

The Compass is a spellbinding installation driven by British research pioneers. It brings to life how we navigate knowledge, and how scientific research can be a compass to guide our curiosity. The impressive installation will be live on Jubilee Square in Leicester City Centre from 13-17 September. It offers a unique opportunity for the public to immerse themselves in a unique and mesmerising walk through the various strands of scientific discovery.

The Compass has been commissioned and created for the city and specially built to fit on Jubilee Square. The installation was designed and created by Illuminos. Its concept was selected from a competitive call for proposals, supported by British Science Association and Leicester-based social enterprise, Inspirate. A local youth panel was also brought in to help with the final decision.

The Compass will be open until 10 pm. Transforming from its internal installation format in the day into a spectacular 360-degree projection experience after dark, giving two exciting and connected experiences for audiences to enjoy.

The Compass is a drop-in activity and pre-booking is not required. Entry is free for all attendees.

For further information on The Compass and all other events as part of British Science Festival 2022 please visit Information and concept images are available HERE.

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