An Evening of Science Cabaret
on the Pint of Science Fringe

Walmate Ale House, York • Thu 17 May • 7pm


Grab a drink and settle in for a night of physics-themed entertainment for the sci-curious. Cheer each 8-minute act as research scientists, comedians (or "comedians"), teachers and circus performers take to the stage armed with facts, jokes, experiments, juggling balls ... or just their raw intellect and wit.

Get your tickets now!


The Details

The h-bar: Science Cabaret on the Pint of Science Fringe
The Walmgate Ale House
25 Walmgate, York YO1 9TX
Date: Thursday 17 May 2018
Time: Starting at 7pm sharp, all done by around 9:30pm

Contact the organiser: Chris Stewart
Email: hello@kipstewart.comPhone: 07941 626537

Get Your Tickets Now!

Tickets for The h-bar are £4, and they're available now: go get some!

The h-bar is organised with a bit of help from the Pint of Science York — we like to think of ourselves as their Fringe Event. Get along to the other fabulous Pint of Science talks, make it a full week of sciencey goodness!


The Line-Up

The line-up is (almost!) complete. Our fabulous acts:

  • Astrology: Even The Stars Say It's Bollocks — James Lees, Science Communicator and Physics grad  from the University of York
  • Juggling Assumptions with Invisible Gravity — Circus Stu, York-based circus performer
  • 5 Ways the Universe is trying to kill you — Dr Emily Brunsden, astronomer at the University of York
  • A Wild Biologist Appears! — Connor Cooper, Biology student at the University of York
  • Comedic chemistry with Adam Al-Janabi, Chemistry student at the University of York
  • and a warm welcome to Des McLernon, ring-in Leeds comedian (oh, and also Reader in Engineering at the University of Leeds)
  • ... and two mystery performers whose identity will be announced as soon as we know who they are.

Sign Up, Sign Up! Eight-Minute Acts Wanted!

Got an 8-minute act of fabulous physics-y fun? Fantastic. Fill out the form below and we'll get in touch. 

It's going to be a fabulous night. A few things you need to know:

  • your act should be no longer than 8 minutes — we'll be ringing a bell and using the stage hook if necessary
  • your act should be entertaining — interesting, funny, engaging, interactive, or all of these things at once — to a lay audience of pub-going adults
  • you can give a talk, sing a song, do a demo, juggle, dance, tell jokes, anything — as long as it's broadly related to physics
  • you can use rude words and ideas (bottom quark!), but please stay within the general boundaries of pub-centric decorum. In other words: this is an event for grown-ups, but it's not intended to be a foul-mouthed tirade or drunken brawl

Still keen? Sign up, my friend!

What's your name? *
What's your name?
You don't have to; some people do, that's all.
What are you going to do? Research talk / comedy set / musical performance / interpretive dance / freestyle hip hop / explosive demo / something else entirely ...
Again, check this one — I don't want to end up prank calling some poor OAP in Surrey.