Call for Proposals: Science Stalls for Einstein’s Garden at the Green Man Festival 2015

by | Feb 13, 2015

The Green Man Festival is held near the Black Mountains in Wales and attracts 20,000 festival goers. The festival has earned a reputation as one of the great independent festivals in the UK. In 2010 Green Man won ‘Best Medium Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards and in 2012 the ‘Grass Roots Festival Award’. The 2015 festival dates are 20/21/22/23 August.

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Einstein’s Garden is a fusion of science, art and nature. We have a diverse programme of performances, workshops and installations that use creativity, play and participation to engage people with science and research in unexpected ways.

We are looking for organisations that would like to bring a stall to Einstein’s Garden with the aim of engaging festival audiences with science. Stalls can explore fundamental scientific ideas or phenomena, the process of science or current scientific research. It is essential that stalls include as much interactivity and participation as possible for festival goers and that they embody the creative and playful spirit of Einstein’s Garden.

The Einstein’s Garden theme for 2015 is FUTURE. It is not essential for science stalls to directly relate to the theme, but it may help to shape your ideas.

The fee for standard stalls (up to 4mx4m) is £250 plus VAT. Fees for larger stalls will be negotiable on a case-by-case basis. There will be a limited number of free pitches available for small organisations.

We expect organisations who apply to bring a stall to Einstein’s Garden to be able to support their stall holders participation in the festival and cover all materials, equipment, travel and subsistence expenses. Stall holders must provide their own small marquee. The stall must be set up by 4pm on Wednesday 19 August (for a site-wide health and safety inspection) and your stall must be open from 12 midday until 7pm on 20 August and from 10am until 7pm on 21, 22 and 23 August. There will be no power available for stalls and no generators are allowed in Einstein’s Garden so if your stall does need power you must provide your own renewable energy. All stall holders must have comprehensive public liability insurance.

If you would like to apply to run a science stall in Einstein’s Garden please complete the online form by Tuesday 31 March:

The Green Man Festival will provide festival passes for successful applicants but we are unable to cover any expenses or provide meal vouchers.

Please note that information about Science Stalls will be included on the Green Man Festival website but will not be included in the festival programme.

Posted on behalf of Ellen Dowell, Creative Producer, Einstein’s Garden, Green Man Festival