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Visitors Flock to Free Science and Arts Festival

Published on: 6 Mar, 2017
Updated on: 8 Mar, 2017

What the councillor saw – Cllr Paul Spooner enjoying virtual reality

From robots and virtual reality to comedy and coding skills – there was something to inspire all ages at Innovate Guildford, the free science and arts festival held on Saturday (March 4).

Getting creative with recycling

Thousands of visitors enjoyed interactive demos and performances, and experienced the best in creative cutting edge technology, research and design that our borough has to offer.

Engineering fun

Council leader Paul Spooner, said: “There was a fantastic turnout on Saturday and our  free festival of technology and arts showcased the exciting creativity and innovation going on, right now, in our borough and beyond.

“Working with partners from across the region, Innovate Guildford provided a great opportunity for those organisations to open their doors to the public and give them a chance to look at and experience emerging technology and research.”

Musical bananas

Mayor of Guildford, Gordon Jackson, has a special interest in innovation and his theme for his mayoral year is, “Inspiring Tomorrow’s Solutions Today”.

He said: “It was great to see so many people enjoy all that Innovate Guildford had to offer. Many companies in Guildford and the surrounds are at the leading edge of technology proving what is possible through innovation – from civil engineering, to gaming, to medical research.

“Young people saw for themselves the amazing things that the future holds and the exciting careers available. We hope Innovate Guildford has helped inspire them for the future!”

Experimenting with nitrogen

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  1. Harry Eve Reply

    March 6, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Great festival – much easier to move around this year. Among the highlights were an opportunity to have a close look at the new Tesla SUV electric car parked outside. I understand a smaller model is on the way later this year from the American manufacturer. It is a shame these are so expensive.

    I would have liked to see a repeat of the creative play-writing exercise (followed by performance) from last year but there was plenty of technical inspiration for the younger generation. Well done to the organisers.

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