British Council Northern Ireland are partnering up with the Northern Ireland Science Festival for a third year  — aiming to celebrate local scientific talent and inspire a more STEM-literate society.

 The Entrepreneurial Scientist and the Sustainable Development Goals

Wednesday, February 22nd, 6.30 pm - 8.00pm - Catalyst inc

British Council Northern Ireland in partnership with Catalyst Inc. presents an evening of discussion with international scientists, together with key players from Northern Ireland’s innovation and development sectors. How can entrepreneurialism go hand in hand with sustainable development?

Given the universality of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, what does this mean for Northern Ireland? Be the public voice in this meeting of minds. This world café style event will draw on international expertise from scholars working in the UK through the Newton Fund. The Newton Fund uses science and innovation partnerships to promote economic and social welfare of partner countries.

Suitability: 18+

Free. Registration Required

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Artist in Residence

Thursday 16 February - Sunday 26 February, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at the naughton gallery

Belfast-based Michael Hanna is the official Artist in Residence for Northern Ireland Science Festival 2017. Within his practice, Hanna appropriates evocative materials including acoustic foam and perforated steel, along with tactile art materials such as wet clay, rubber and plastics.

These are integrated with video projection and animation in what has been described as showing a “healthy disregard for institutional boundaries between disciplines.” Predictable Contact sees the creation of immersive, synthetic environments using a combination of sculptural elements, video and sound.

It is inspired by scientific methodology and classification, and continues the artist’s interest in psychological research on learning. The exhibition considers how we make sense of the world both visually and conceptually.

Suitability: 14+

Free. Drop In.

Please note: The Gallery is closed on Monday 20 Feb.

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