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04 - MCST - Dana McKeon beatbox

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) will be hosting a number of activities ranging from an educational live comedy and discussion on water conservation to beatboxing sessions, a science circus act, and robotics at the City Gate Entrance.

Dr Ken will take the audience on a voyage of discovery investigating how performers make use of many scientific principles in their tricks and stunts, such as how jugglers use gravity, and how clowns use science to avoid hurting themselves. The two one-hour shows will be held at 8.30pm and at 10.00pm.

Maltese singer-songwriter & international beatbox pioneer, Dana McKeon, will be holding 15 min sessions to introduce the art and science of beatboxing to children. Apart from demonstrating and teaching the art of beatboxing, Dana McKeon will give further insight into the physiological and muscular functions used in vocal percussion.

A one-hour educational live comedy ‘Meet the Scientists’ by established artists Malcolm Galea and Joseph Zammit from More or Less Theatre, will feature interviews with different key characters in the history of science as well as interactive experiments with the young audience. The shows will be presented at 6.15pm; 6.45pm; 7.15pm and 7.45pm.

For the younger audience, Fonzu l-Fenek will be entertaining children with sing alongs and activities related to nutrition. Other activities include demonstrations and experiments with food, making and tasting fruit and Fonzu’s green smoothies, and a life size snakes and ladders game.

Children will also love to learn about the new robotics and how robots are programmed.

The full programme and venue details can be downloaded in the coming days from www.scienceinthecity.org.mt

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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