The Compass

17 September 2022 - 11:00

Jubilee Square, Leicester

Event open hours: 

Tuesday 13 to Saturday 17 September: 11.00 – 22.00. 

This event is a drop in activity, there is no need to book.

The British Science Festival invites
you to take a journey of exploration
at The Compass. A unique spectacle
of story, sound and light, The
Compass is an immersive, projection
mapped installation, bringing to life
how we navigate knowledge, and
how scientific research can be a
compass to guide our curiosity.
British Science Researchers are
revealed as pioneering explorers,
on personal voyages of discovery
with horizons to explore. Just as a
compass helps us plot a course,
find our bearings, and explore new
worlds, The Compass shows us that
scientific endeavours and processes
resonate directly with our own
lives, blending research stories with
those of young people in Leicester
beginning their own scientific

Venture inside The Compass by
day (before 8pm), to interact with stories from
across British Research projected
as flowing, animated journeys, and
marvel at the Compass by night (after 8pm) as
it ignites in a spectacular projection
experience on the exterior, as we navigate
knowledge together.

The Compass has been commissioned by the British Science Association (BSA) and is being designed and created by artists, Illuminos, and the BSA are working with locally-based social enterprise and event production specialists, Inspirate, to bring the project to life.

For further details and access information about this venue, and all British Science Festival venues, please click this link