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TV presenter Simon Watt visits Life to present the Ugly Animals Roadshow
Simon Watt - TV presenter, evolutionary biologist, science comedian, and firm fixture on Channel 4’s Inside Nature’s Giants - will be coming to Life Science Centre this October to present two shows in the Science Theatre, as part of a special programme of events designed to celebrate Life’s blockbuster exhibition ANIMAL INSIDE OUT.
On Saturday October 1, Simon will be presenting the Ugly Animals Roadshow, an hour-long show devised by the Ugly Animal Preservation Society (yes, really!) to champion the most unfortunate-looking creatures of the animal kingdom. The Ugly Animals Roadshow is a family-friendly spectacle of nature’s weirdest and most wonderful critters, many of whom are sadly endangered.
Learn all about the blobfish (voted World’s Ugliest Animal in 2013, and current mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society), the Purple Pig-nosed Frog, and the Uakari to name a few. Audiences can expect videos, demos and plenty of audience participation; this is conservation with a comedy twist!
Simon will be returning to Life on Sunday 2 October to get beneath the skin of some of nature’s most enormous creatures in his next Science Theatre show, Dissections Uncut*. During his time on Inside Nature’s Giants, Simon and the team investigated the anatomy of an elephant, whale, python and more, in order to see how these huge creatures function and adapt. In this special show he will be taking the audience through previously unseen footage from the award-winning TV programme, and explaining the fascinating science of animal anatomy.
Each of these shows will take place in Life’s Science Theatre from 2.00pm – 3.00pm. They are included in the admission price to Life; however capacity is limited, so make sure to get there early to grab your seats.
Recommended suitable for ages 7+, please see www.life.org.uk for further details.
*Please Note – This will contain footage of animals being dissected.