Award-winning performer, David Klein is bringing his science storytelling show to town. Part theatre, part pop-learning, Tour de Science is an effervescent scientific and personal learning adventure. David shares his journey of curiosity and discovery from childhood to adulthood as atoms, cells, evolution, the solar system, stars and beyond are pieced together into a unique and extremely satisfying conclusion.
“From school to school, it’s the story of all the amazing facts I’ve learned, and how through lots of little steps, we can get our heads around the biggest ideas,” says David.
Tour de Science is a “tweaked and enhanced” version of David’s show, Toward a Better Understanding of the Universe, which won him Best Newcomer at the 2015 New Zealand Fringe Festival. Reviews said it was "almost as perfect an hour as you could have" (The Plus Ones).
Clever and compelling, aimed at a general adult and teenage audience, Tour de Science is designed to deliver a jolt of curiosity and inspiration to learn more about the world - “Like the coolest TED talk ever,” says David.
The team from Bicycle Junction, Wellington, have generously provided a key component of the trip - a Surly ‘Big Dummy’. This large capacity cargo bike means the whole show can be self-contained, and pedal-powered. Cycling from town to town, the tour will eventually total over 60 shows, covering a huge range of the country. Halls, libraries, theatres and sheds - the show is portable and ready to pop up, wherever.
This event takes place in the Meeting Room in the War Memorial Hall. Cash only door sales will also be available.