Festival of Tomorrow February 2024 Proposals

1. Welcome


Thanks for your interest in being part of the Festival of Tomorrow 2024, which takes place between 5-18 February in Swindon, Wiltshire. 

You don't have to be a science, technology or engineering organisation to get involved.  Anyone can submit a proposal for a potential event or activity as part of the Festival programme. We’re looking for events, activities, workshops and installations and that span a diverse range of subjects encompassing science and research in the broadest sense, offering something for everyone, whatever their background and level of interest in science.

If you'd simply like to exhibit at our Big Finale event on the 16 & 17 of February, you can apply online through Eventbrite. 

Otherwise, please use the form below to tell us about you, your proposed activities and what audience they are intended for. 

We assess each submission as it comes in to see how it fits with our audience needs and our overall aims and objectives. We will be in touch to let you know if we are interested in including your activity in our 2024 programme, and discuss the details. 

Key Dates
Sunday 24 September - 
Closing date for proposals to be submitted
October- November - Programme Confirmed & event details, marketing copy and images collated
Monday 11 December - Schools Programme bookings open
January 2024 - Full public programme announced and bookings open (for bookable events)
Monday 5 - Friday 9 February - Schools Programme is live
Saturday 10 - Sunday 18 February - Public Programmes are live

If you’re keen to be involved in the Festival but haven’t got a fully formed idea yet, or if you aren’t sure if your activities would fit with our programme, we are always happy to arrange to chat through your ideas with you.

Get in touch with rodhebden@newelements.uk or  louisehalliday@newelements.uk to arrange a time to discuss your ideas.


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2. Please let us know any relevant social media accounts for you / your organisation:


3. Please outline your/ your organisation's area of work. 
Please provide any links to any relevant online media, eg. film / audio clips or to your own website. Other supporting information can be emailed to louisehalliday@newelements.uk  *


4. What type of activities are you interested in bringing to the Festival of Tomorrow 2024?
Please tick all that apply: *


5. Tell us about the activities you would like to bring to the Festival of Tomorrow 2024?
Please include the following information:

- The topic/ theme
- A brief description of the show/ workshop/ activity
- Who is your target audience ( eg school children in Key Stage 1 / families/ children aged 7-10/ adults only)


6. Please tell us whether this is an established activity that you have delivered before, a new activity you have developed and are ready to test, or an initial idea which needs to be developed? *


7. Please tell us about any potential costs which would be charged to the Festival of Tomorrow to host your proposed activity?

The majority of Festival of Tomorrow events and activities are free and under 18s go free to all our activities. Where there is a nominal charge for adult tickets, this is to help manage capacity and reduce no-shows, rather than to cover costs.

The Festival is only possible thanks to the generous support of our partners, sponsors and funders. Commercial, corporate and academic organisations are usually asked to make a contribution in order to help cover the logistics, venue hire and marketing costs of running the Festival.

Thanks for submitting your proposals! We will review them and be in touch in the near future.

Best wishes 

Rod Hebden, Festival Director
Louise Halliday,  Festival Manager

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