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March and April and further into 2017

Hi everyone,

I have a lot on at the mo. ¬†Here is some of it ūüôā

Between all this, among other places you can find me at the Lewisham Pop Up Museum making art as an artist in residence at the National Maritime Museum as part of the Traveler’s Tails project.

Wednesday 08/06/17- A new Level Up Human episode is up from St Andrew’s University.

Thursday 16/03/17 ‚Äď Cambridge Science Festival at the Wellcome Genome Campus with comedian Samantha Baines and researchers Anne Neville,¬†Andy Yates,¬†Shanade Dunn and Carl Anderson.¬†

Tuesday 21/03/17- I’m MCing the LOL Lab- Experiments in Funny at the Canal Cafe in Paddington.

 

Wednesday 22/03/17 РWe will release Level Up Human 2.0.24 from Imperial Festival with Simon Watt, James Rosindell, Emma Robinson and Jonny Berliner.

Wednesday 22/03/17 ‚Äď Stand Up Human! A live comedy night featuring some of our favourite contributors from previous shows and a show case for new pitches!¬†I’m headlining.

Saturday 25/03/17 – I will be speaking at BAH Fest.

Wednesday 29/03/17 ‚Äď Royal Society special at the Science Museum with Paul Sinha and Royal Society Fellows.

Saturday 08/04/17- I will be on Matilda Hays lovely show and podcast Science MixTape.

Wednesday 12/04/17 – I’m at Edinburgh Science Festival- Doing a new kids show based on space science- Look Up.

Wednesday 12/04/17 – I’m at Edinburgh Science Festival- I will be in conversation with Steve Jones debating Nature and Nurture before a performance of the Caryl Churchill play A Number.

2017- January, February and beyond….

Hi everyone.

One of my New Year’s resolutions had been to update my website a bit more often.  I have broken that one already……

So here is what I have going on.

If you want to keep abreast or what I am doing, it might be easier to follow me on Twitter

And/or my other twitter accounts for Level Up Human and Ugly Animal.

Keep your eyes peeled, I have some good news coming on 24th January.

I think The Rocketteers is still being repeated on RTEjnr at the moment so if you are in Ireland and have kids with an interest in space, then check it out.

Wednesday 11/01/17 A new episode of Level Up Human is out with me, the tremendous comedian Neil Delamere, rocket scientist David McKeown and medic and TV presenter Lara Dungan.

25/01/17 We will release Ep 20 of Level Up Human- Subscribe now.  This episode will be from Oxfordshire Science Festival

Thursday 26/01/17 The Ugly Animal Preservation Society has a gig at the Croydon Comedy Festival at the Spreadeagle.

Thursday 02/02/17 I will be MCing the Sheffield Famelab heat.

Wednesday 08/02/16 We will be releasing another episode of Level Up Human.  This one was recorded at the Albany theatre for Smashfest with Dan Schrieber, Prof Sophie Scott and Frank Swain.

Saturday 11/02/17  I will be at Brighton Science Festival performing my history of medicine panto- Dr Death and the Medi-Evil Medicine Show.

16-17/02/17 I will be at SMASHFEST at the Albany Theatre in Deptford.

18-20/02/17  I will be at the Northern Ireland Science Festival

Saturday 18th– Belfast- Cracking the Code

Sunday 19th– Derry ‚Äď The Ugly Animal Roadshow¬†

Monday20th Belfast ‚Äď The Real Urban Jungle¬†

Friday 24/02/16 ‚Äď I will be MCing Bright Club Southampton

Tuesday 28/02/16 ‚Äď I will be joining the ever-brilliant Festival of the Spoken Nerd for an Evening of Unnecessary Detail at The Backyard Comedy Club.¬†¬†

Then in March, I have a lot on but here are some highlights to get in the diary

Thursday 16/03/17 – Cambridge Science Festival at the Wellcome Genome Campus with Samantha Baines.

Wednesday 22/03/17 РStand Up Human! A live comedy night featuring some of our favourite contributors from previous shows and a show case for new pitches! 

Wednesday 29/03/17 – Royal Society special at the Science Museum with Paul Sinha.

December Update

Isn’t the time flying.

Here are a few of the things that I have coming up in December.  I do plenty other stuff but these are things open to the public.

Friday 02/12/16- I will be comedying at the Comedy Bin at the TBird, Finsbury Park, London.

Sat 03/12/16- I will be doing a series of talks at the Science Museum, London as part of their Night Owls event. Night Owls enables young adults who have an Autism Spectrum Condition to come along and enjoy the Museum free from the hustle and bustle.

Tuesday 06/12/16- I will be doing DED talks at the Harrison, London, talking about Hippocrates.

Sunday 11/12/16- I’m gigging at the Tooting Comedy Lounge with great folk like Chris Coltrane and Nicola Houghton.

Tuesday 13/12/16- I’m performing at Book Show Off alongside Helen Keen, Helen Pilcher and other great folk.

Wednesday 14/12/16- I’m doing Punk Science at the Angel with Angela Barnes and other great comics.

Wednesday 14/12/16- Another episode of my podcast Level Up Human will be out.

November stuff

Oh man but I am late on getting round to this one.

November is nearly over and I have just gotten round to telling you what I have coming up.

So here are a few things I have missed.  2 more episodes of Level Up Human have gone live.

Ep 14 with Steve Cross, Mathew Tata and Catie Williams at the Bloomsbury Theatre.

and Ep 15¬† at the Black Box Theatre for¬†the Northern Ireland Science Festival with¬†Dr. Matthew Collins, Triona O’Connell, Shane McKee.

On RTEjnr Rocketeers is still repeating.  Check it out if you are in Ireland and have kids that like SPACE!

And here are some public things yet to come.

22/11/16- Museum Show Off.  Should be great fun.

27/11/16- Galway Science festival!

30/11/16- I am at Science Museum lates, teaming up with Julia Shaw to explore why eye witness testimony is rubbish.

October 2016 events etc.

I am doing my best to update my website a bit more.  So here are some of the public things I am doing this month.

This is what I have on this month.

I have a new article out- Why Do More Men Than Women Commit Suicide?

Saturday 01/10/16- I will be at Centre for Life in Newcastle doing my Ugly Animal Roadshow.

Sunday 02/10/16- Still in Newcastle- talking about dissecting large animals to support the wonderful Bodyworks: Animals Inside Out exhibition at the Centre for Life.

Tuesday 04/10/16- I’m giving my Why We Die Lecture at the Linnean Society.

Wednesday 05/10/16- A new episode of Level Up Human is out.  This one was recorded at Wilderness festival and my guests were Lindsay Sharman, Maia Elliot and Jamie Upton.

I have my first childrens TV show kicking off this month.  To celebrate space week RTEjr have released 5 episodes on their app.  The series is starting on RTEjr this coming Saturday October 8th at 5.10pm.

Monday 31/10/16- I’m comedying at the Good Ship with Ben Van Der Velde, Paul Duncan McGarity, Katie Pritchard, Will Seaward and Andrew O’Neil.

Sept 2016 events etc

Hi everyone,

I never update this anywhere near enough so the below is a very far from exhaustive list of things I have coming up in the next month.

Wednesday 07/09/16- A new episode of my podcast Level Up Human comes out.

Thursday 08/09/16- The RI- Science of Star Trek.  I will be joining Jamie Gallagher and friends to debate the celebrate the 50th anniversary of this mush loved series and have a natter about astrobiology.

Friday 09/09/16- I will be doing a guest spot at Robin Ince’s evening of comedy at the National Space Centre in Leicester.¬†

Wednesday 14/09/16- I will be doing my Why We Die talk in London through Art Necro.

Saturday 17/09/16- I will be on Weekend on the BBC World Service.

Saturday 17/09/16- I will be doing the Ugly Animal Roadshow at Brighton Science Festival.

Monday 19/09/16- I will be chairing a debate in Sheffield about “good” bacteria called Fear the Unseen.

Wed 21/09/16- A new episode of my podcast Level Up Human comes out.  This episode was recorded live at Glastonbury and I am joined by Hugh Dennis, Alice Roberts and Marcus Du Sautoy.

Friday 23/09/16- I will be MCing Bright Club comedy night in Grantham at the Gravity Fields Festival.

Saturday 24/09/16- I will be performing the Ugly Animal Roadshow in Grantham at the Gravity Fields Festival.

Sunday 25/09/16- I will be performing my history of medicine panto, Dr Death and the MediEvil Medicine Show in Grantham at the Gravity Fields Festival.

Friday 30/09/16- I will be recording another 2 episodes of my podcast Level Up Human in St Andrews as part of Explorathon.

Saturday 01/10/16- I will be performing the Ugly Animal Roadshow in Newcastle at LIFE.

Sunday 02/10/16- I will be talking about dissecting huge creatures in Newcastle at LIFE.

Upcoming public shows etc

I really never update this often enough.  Anyway, here is a small portion of what I have coming up over the next few months.

There is plenty more besides but these are the ones that I know are open to the general public.

11/02/16- Trying some new stand up material at the Freedom Fridge, Rose&Crown, Kentish Town.

15/02/16- Tentacular Spectacular at Brighton Sci Fest.  An evening spent talking about the joy of cephalopods.

17/02/16- Level Up Human at Brighton Science Fest.  Live recording of my new podcast series.  This time with Robin Ince, Kat Arney and Jules Howard.

18-20/02/16- Various performances at Smashfest, including Dr Death and the Medi-Evil Medicine Show,  Cracking the Code and the Ugly Animal Roadshow.  All the events take place at the Albany Theatre, Deptford

20/02/16- Level Up Human at Smashfest.  Live recording of my new podcast series.  This time with Dan Schrieber, Sophie Scott and Frank Swain.

24/02/16-The SciComm Cabaret as part of NI science festival.

25/02/16- Level Up Human at the NI Science Festival.  This time with Helen Arney, Matthew Collins, Lorcan McGrane, Tony Bjourson, Shane McKee and other great guests.

26/02/16- The Ugly Animal Roadshow at Titanic Belfast.

27/02/16- Dissections Uncut at Titanic Belfast.

05/03/16- The Ugly Animal Roadshow will be at the Royal Holloway Science Festival.

11/03/16- Level Up Human will be at the Royal Institution Lates with Amy Howerska, James Logan and Timandra Harkness.

17/03/16- Doing stand up (probably about bats, not quite decided yet) at the Royal Veterinary College Lates.

29/03/16- An Evening of Unnecessary Detail  Рdoing some comedy with Festival of the Spoke Nerd and friends.

07-8/04/16-  The Ugly Animal Roadshow at the Edinburgh Science Festival.

07/04/16- Level Up Human at Edinburgh Science Festival.  Live recording of my new podcast series.  This time with Susan Morrison and Aubrey de Grey.

08/04/16- Death on Earth, Adventures in Evolution and Mortality at the Edinburgh Science Festival. ¬†I’m teaming up with Jules Howard for this.

A whole host of Ugly Animal gigs coming up!

There are a whole host of Ugly Animal gigs coming up including at Cheltenham Science Festival, Rap Battles and at the Camden Fringe.

06/06/15- The Ugly Animal Road Show (family show) will be at the Cheltenham Science Festival

18/07/15- The Ugly Animal Rap Battle at the New Cross Inn.  Tickets available soon.

11/08/15- The Ugly Animal Preservation Society, New Material Night will be at The Book Club, London.

10, 12,14,15,16,/08/15- Simon Watt’s Frogs and Friends. ¬†Camden Head at 6:30pm. Tickets- ¬£5

22/09/15- The Ugly Animal Preservation Society, New Material Night will be at The Book Club, London.

13/10/15- The Ugly Animal Preservation Society, New Material Night will be at The Book Club, London.

Simon Watt's Frogs and Friends at the Camden Fringe

Simon Watt’s Frogs and Friends at the Camden Fringe

Up coming events- Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Famelab and more

Hi everyone,

I have a fair few public events coming up including a lot of festivals and other events. ¬†Really can’t wait!

Simon

13-14/04/15- The Ugly Animal Road Show (family show) and Dr Death and the Medi-Evil Medicine Show will be at the Edinburgh Science Festival.

21/04/15-  I will be performing at Science Show Off with Neil Denny, Steve Cross, Helen Scales, Helen Keen, Dan Schrieber and more at the Star of Kings, London.

22/04/15- I will be judging the FameLab UK Final at the Bloomsbury theatre.

9-10/05/15- The Ugly Animal Road Show (family show) will be at the Imperial Festival, London

01/05/15- My book The “Ugly Animals- We Can’t All be Pandas” will be released in the USA on this day. ¬†It is already out in the UK.

14/05/15- My book The¬†“Ugly Animals- We Can’t All be Pandas”¬†will be released in Bulgaria on this day. ¬†It is already out in the UK.

15/05/15- The Ugly Animal Road Show (family show) will be at the Sofia Science Festival, Bulgaria

15/05/15- Simon Watts Frogs and Friends (adult show) will be at the Sofia Science Festival, Bulgaria

17/05/15- Sofia’s Ugly Animal Challenge (adult show) will be¬†at the¬†Sofia Science Festival, Bulgaria

28/05/15- We will be recording an episode of our new podcast series “Level Up Human” at University College London.

30/05/15- The Ugly Animal Road Show (family show) will be at May Festival, Aberdeen and hosting the thinking persons comedy club, Bright Club Aberdeen.

04/06/15- I will be performing my Cracking the Code lecture at the Cheltenham Science Festival.

06/06/15- The Ugly Animal Road Show (family show) will be at the Cheltenham Science Festival

07/06/15- I will be talking at Penguins, Narwhals and Other Really Cool Animals at the Cheltenham Science Festival with Lucy Cooke and Rory Wilson.

25-27/06/15- I’ll be at the Lancashire Science Festival

11/08/15- The Ugly Animal Preservation Society, New Material Night will be at The Book Club, London.

22/09/15- The Ugly Animal Preservation Society, New Material Night will be at The Book Club, London.

13/10/15- The Ugly Animal Preservation Society, New Material Night will be at The Book Club, London.