For the first time ever, the delightfully diverting HENDRICK’S Carnival of Knowledge – a unique travelling parlour of enlightenment – will journey to the wild wilderness of Portmeirion, Wales for Festival No.6 (5th – 7th September) to bring intellectual sustenance and delightful diversions to all curiously minded individuals.
With the help of the Guerrilla Science collective, The Carnival will bring together a host of the nation’s most scientific scholars and erudite experts for two days of dynamic discoveries and titillating theories. This plethora of enlightening entertainments will encourage even the least inquisitive amongst us to once again revel in the curious and marvel at the mysteries of the mind.
Supporting this quest for palatal and scholarly stimulation, Hendrick’s Mobile Academy of Alchemical Meanderings (affectionately known to all as MA’AM) – a most unusual and luxurious travelling bar – will be on hand to provide a host of delightful Hendrick’s libations.
On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September, this smörgåsbord of cognitive collaborations will include:
· Zombies I have known and loved:Famed for their obsession with brains zombies have long been part of the mainstream. Over a zombie-making workshop, Author Frank Swain takes us through the science of zombies, from dog heads brought back to life without their bodies to military interrogation techniques. Welcome to the weird and wonderful fringes of science. Sunday 7th August, 3-4pm
· The Power of Smell: Mice can undergo smell-induced abortions. Horses can tell how related they are to other horses by sniffing them. What about humans? Encounter the sensational power of smell with scientist Ed Bracey as he explores how our marvellous brains interpret scent, how we compare with other animals, and how smell actually works. Sunday 7th August, 1-2pm
· Consciousness: Are you awake? Are you dreaming? How much of our world is a construction of our brain, a mere figment of our imagination? Join neuroscientist Anil Seth as he reveals what science can and cannot tell us about the mysteries of consciousness. Saturday 6th August, 3-4pm
· Hendrick’s Carnival of Knowledge Bar: Nourish both your mind and your taste buds in Hendrick’s Parlour Bar. Unusual characters, eye-opening wisdom and exquisite cocktails await the curiously-minded. Join us, be seated and enjoy luxuriant libations served to you by some of the world’s finest bartenders. Friday 5th – Sunday 7th August, from 10:00am–late.
HENDRICK’S CARNIVAL OF KNOWLEDGE will be located at Festival No.6, Portmeirion, Wales from 5th – 7th September.