'Sparks Fly' science and circus festival comes to Kensington Town Hall square this half term

During the October half term, Kensington and Chelsea Council are hosting ‘Sparks Fly’, a science and circus festival, featuring science workshops and demonstrations plus gravity-defying circus shows and hands-on sessions. 

Taking place in Kensington Town Hall Square, the Council is teaming up with a range of organisations for the three days of events, including the Science Museum, Imperial College London, Ian Dunne, Fairly Famous Family, Explorer Dome, Dream Engine, Amir & Hemda, and The Inverted Company. 

Tuesday 22 October 12pm to 5pm, Shows and Activities
Throughout the day, science shows and hands-on science workshops will run in marquees, including a slime workshop with the Science Museum, plus outdoor circus presentations.

Wednesday 23 October 6pm and 7pm, Heliosphere Show (Show length - 15 mins)
Dream Engine present the Heliosphere - a show performed to music which is both aerobatic and interactive to create the illusion of flying. Spiralling and spinning and seemingly weightless, an acrobat suspended beneath a huge helium balloon explores the uncharted space between street level and rooftops. Outdoors and without seating.

Sunday 27 October 12pm to 5pm, Shows and Activities
Throughout the day, outdoor circus workshops and indoor circus craft sessions will run, plus science shows and Planetarium presentations will be held in the marquees.

All activities are free and suitable for a range of ages with no pre-booking required so come visit us this half term and expand your mind!

Kensington Town Hall Square, Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 7NX