The first annual Fulcrum Southampton festival in March is a celebration of science and the arts, with performances, debate, and panel discussions between cultural figures, social commentators and scientists, with work from two of the UK’s most innovative theatre companies. Included in the programme are talks and debates covering everything from rickets to nostalgia and featuring, amongst others, Ben Goldacre, best-selling author, broadcaster, campaigner and medical doctor, Professor Tim Wildschutt, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Southampton University, and comedian Robin Ince.
Sound&Fury will be performing Going Dark. Penny Dreadful will be presenting How to Be Immortal, three true stories linked by love and biology, starting with the woman whose cells grew for ever and ending with a piece of music literally written in human DNA. In Theatre will feature a presentation of work created by writer Ella Hickson and choreographer Ben Duke, developed from their meetings with Dr Helen Roberts, a specialist in geriatric medicine, and Tim Underwood, a stomach and throat cancer expert.
The final day of the festival will include TEDxSouthamptonUniversity, co-hosted by Nuffield, which will focus on what we can do to not only survive but to flourish.
For more information visit the Nuffield website: http://www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/fulcrum-southampton#.UxdLkPl_uVP