This year’s festival will be called Cheltenham Science Festival @ Home as the team invite you to join them on your smart phone, smart TV or laptop for six days of science events. The Festival will mix live online events, pre-recorded events with live Q + As with speakers, participatory workshops and other novel online formats.
The daily programme will start at 10am and run through until 8pm. The full programme and speaker line-up will be announced on 19 May 2020.
The Festival is fronted by the world’s first A.I. Festival Curator AIDA. Since her first appearance at the Cheltenham Science Festival in 2019 she has gone on to win awards for her unique approach to curation. Over the coming weeks there will be the opportunity for audiences to get to know her better through regular posts on Cheltenham Festivals social media channels. Like A.I. AIDA is constantly evolving so virtual interaction with her is important for her development. She will be appearing throughout the Festival as your guide to what’s on.
Ian George Director of Festivals said “Cheltenham Science Festival @ Home is an unprecedented opportunity for Cheltenham Science Festival to grow into an emerging digital events and festivals space. It presents us with new freedom to experiment with different event formats, as well as to expand our digital and worldwide audiences.”
For ticket information and availability visit the Cheltenham Festivals website.
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Car parks are situated in various locations around Cheltenham. Cheltenham is likely to be very busy during Festival periods so please make sure you arrive in plenty of time and plan your parking arrangements in advance. If at all possible, use public transport to travel around the town centre.
If arriving by car we recommend that you use Cheltenham’s Park & Ride service, this is located at Arle Court (GL51 6SY, near M5 Junction 11) and Cheltenham Racecourse (GL50 4SH). Parking is free, and the service runs every few minutes into the Town Centre; but please note that times vary on Sundays.
Please note: Park & Ride services are not operated by Cheltenham Festivals and do not drop off directly at Festival sites.
Public Transport Directions
Cheltenham Spa is well served by CrossCountry trains, including direct services from many mainline stations including Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, York, Sheffield and Edinburgh. The railway station (GL51 8NP) is located approximately 1 mile from the town centre, and local buses depart into Cheltenham town centre every few minutes.
Stagecoach run regular services locally and to nearby town and villages – for route maps and timetables, visit stagecoachbus.com/cheltenham.
National Express Coaches operate services between many major cities and Cheltenham Spa’s Royal Well bus station (GL50 3PD). See the National Express Coaches website for more details.