Imperial Festival at Imperial College London 2018

Date: 28-Apr-18 to 29-Apr-18
Location: Imperial College London / London / United Kingdom
Category: Technology Conferences & Trade Fairs

Imperial Festival returns in 2018 with a free weekend of discovery for all ages, including a showcase of technological marvels to celebrate of the Year of Engineering, a new hands on zone for families, and talks from world-leading thinkers and doers.

The annual Festival returns for its seventh year on 28-29 April at the College’s South Kensington Campus. The public are the chance to go behind-the-scenes and explore the latest research and innovations from Imperial College London through interactive demonstrations, workshops and live experiments.

Creativity and culture will also be at the forefront with vibrant live musical and dance performances, a theatrical performance and exhibition exploring the boundaries between medicine and the arts, plus delicious treats from some of London’s best street food vendors.

The Festival has something for all ages to enjoy, from new technology demonstrations, in-depth talks, lab tours, creative workshops and a packed programme of live music and dance.

Professor Maggie Dallman OBE, Associate Provost (Academic Partnerships) and Vice President (International), said: “The Imperial Festival is a wonderful celebration of the world-leading research going on at the College. But more than that, it also showcases the vibrancy and creative talents of our community.

“Last year, around 20,000 visitors came to learn about the world around them through our hands-on research exhibits, as well as to take in the sights, sounds and tastes on display. This year is certainly set to once again wow the crowds with the biggest Festival we have ever put on.”

Imperial Festival is free and open to the public. To attend visit

The Festival runs 12-6pm on Saturday 28 and 12-5pm on Sunday 29 April. The free public festival will be held on Imperial’s South Kensington Campus, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2AZ.

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