In an over-extended dinner party metaphor, we present you with a smörgåsbord of science, music and comedy served up by maître d’s Joe Lycett (Chris Addison’s Show and Tell, BBC1’s Epic Win) and Steve Cross (in front of mirror with hairbrush).
To start, we’re serving up a Science Showoff special. Megan Whewell will get your stomach churning with tales of the dangers of human spaceflight and stand-up mathematician Matt Parker is bringing the pi. Louise Crane will wash it all down with a dram or two of whisky as she explores the science behind her favourite drink. Suze Kundu will be performing some ill-advised spins as she explains the forces behind pole dancing and pirouettes. Compere Steve Cross will wrap it up – but not in bacon, he’s a vegetarian.
Next up, we’ve got a platter of amuse bouches in the form of Martin Austwick’s band The Sound of the Ladies; space-enthusiast Helen Keen and We Are Klang’s Steve Hall.
For the main course: Bright Club. Joe Lycett will introduce a sumptuous feast of brains as neuroscientist Tom Manly takes the stage. Also on the plate are Jane Gregory and Jo-Ann Bichard. It’s going to be hot!
We’ve planned some palate cleansers in the main pub room. Chill out with some silent films from the best of sci-fi and try a turn on Quirky Cookies‘ Science Biscuit Factory.
Finally, a fruity delight for dessert: Charlie Pyne, aka Strawberry from sultry bass duo Strawberry and Cream will take to the stage with band in tow for hogmanay karaoke, punk rock style. And of course we couldn’t forget the cheese course: comedians and musicians including Cat Rogers aka Cream will be playing the best of the worst tunes into the early hours for your dancing delight.
See you at The Last Best Party in the world.