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Science Museum Celebrates India’s 75th Independence Anniversary With Special Events

To mark the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, the Science Museum will host a series of events celebrating India’s science, technology, art and innovation.

India Lates is an adults-only after-hours event that will feature performances by acclaimed musicians, DJs and Q&As with experts from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and best-selling authors, hands-on workshops animated by video game developers and many more.

In Folklore Retold Amish Tripathi, author of the best-selling book series in the history of Indian publishing, the Shiva Trilogy, will be joined by Lucy Hounsom, author of the fantasy bestseller Sistersong, set in former Great Britain. Britain, to discuss how the legends of India and the UK are being told through a modern lens and exploring their impact on contemporary literature.

Visitors can also meet the team behind Dreamachine, the world’s first work of art to be seen behind closed eyes.

Created with a team of technologists, scientists, philosophers, and Grammy-winning musician Jon Hopkins, Dr. Roger Highfield, Scientific Director of the Science Museum Group, will host a discussion about Dreamachine with neuroscientist Anil Seth, director Jennifer Crook and Dr. Jane Hall in IMAX: The Ronson Theatre.

Throughout the evening DJ Ritu, pioneering record player and former BBC radio presenter, will perform in the Science Museum‘s Energy Hall. As the manager of the UK’s oldest South Asian club nights, Kuch Kuch and Club Kali, she was a key catalyst for the Asian underground scene of the 90s due to her unique mix of genres, from soul to drums and bass.

In the museum’s Wonderlab exhibition space, up-and-coming artist-producer Nikhil Beats will explore how Indian melodies and harmonies have been used in modern music and why these sounds still appeal to audiences today.

Participants can grab a headset and step into Exploring Space for a silent disco, test their knowledge of Indian culture in the pub quiz, or join museum curators on a guided tour to uncover the fascinating stories behind Indian scientific artifacts .

Lates takes place at the Science Museum on Wednesday, August 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Recent Highlights:

BUILD THE DREAM MACHINE
IMAX: THE RONSON THEATER
19.30 – 20.45
Meet the team behind Dreamachine, an immersive experience that creates vivid illusions, kaleidoscopic patterns and explosions of color behind your closed eyes. Designed to be the “first work of art to be experienced with eyes closed”, hear from the minds behind the project, director Jennifer Crook, neuroscientist Anil Seth and Dr Jane Hall.

Entry £7 per person – tickets available from any box office.

75 YEARS GREAT COLLAGE OF INDIA

COFFEE GALLERY
18.45 – 21.30 (WITHOUT RECEPTION)
Be part of a mass participation artwork with artist Chila Kumari Burman, who designed Tate Britain’s 2021 Winter Commission remembering a brave new world. You will contribute to a huge collage inspired by the intricate patterns of Indian fabrics and materials.

CANCER: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
WONDERLAB EXHIBITION SPACE
19.25 – 20.00
Cancer affects people all over the world, but how do cancer trends vary internationally and why? In this talk by Clare Gilham of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, you’ll hear how cancer trends and risk factors differ from country to country.

Free, but a ticket is required – available at any box office.

ANTARIKSHA EXPERIENCES
THE ACADEMY
18.45 – 21.30 (WITHOUT RECEPTION)
What does decolonizing a video game mean? Join the developers of the Indofuturist Antariksha video game to find out how they achieved it by building and playing.

EAST MEETS WEST: INDIA’S INFLUENCE ON MODERN POP MUSIC
WONDERLAB EXHIBITION SPACE

21:00 – 21:30
Nikhil Beats is an up-and-coming artist-producer from East London who is carving out his own Anglo-Asian sound. Join him to find out how traditional Indian melodies and harmonies are used in modern tunes and why these sounds have such appeal to listeners today.

INDIAN OBJECTS AND STORIES
INFORMATION AGE
18.45 – 21.30 (WITHOUT RECEPTION)
Discover fascinating stories behind Indian artifacts on a tour of the museum. Curators will explore what it means to house these objects today and how a single object can hold different values ​​and meanings for each of us.

AD QUIZ
DINNER
7:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., 8:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Do you know your JC Bose from your Amar Bose? Test your knowledge and join us for a pub quiz on Indian science and innovation.

Admission £2 per person (card payments only) – tickets available at Diner.

REVOLUTION AGAINST CANCER: SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND HOPE
SPECIAL EXHIBITION GALLERY 2
19.00 – 21.30
From busting myths about the causes of cancer to exploring how the latest science is advancing cancer care today, the Cancer Revolution: Science, Innovation and Hope exhibit shows progress incredible progress we have made in understanding this disease and highlights the significant challenges that remain. to be determined.

Free, but ticket required – tickets available at any ticket office.

WONDERLAB: THE EQUINOR GALLERY
6:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Fuel your imagination and immerse yourself in a world of wonder in the Science Museum’s spectacular interactive gallery. With 50 mind-blowing scientific marvels to discover, Wonderlab is a one-of-a-kind experience.

Special Late price – only £5! Tickets available at any counter.