Unweaving the Rainbow Roadshow II

Dr Andrew Parnell introduces a young visitor to one of our Star Species. Photo by Paula Denton.

On 16th February 2019 Unweaving the Rainbow teamed up with Our Big Picture to present our second roadshow at Grimsby Top Town Market.

Over 200 people of all ages participated in a series of drop in activities based on the science and art of colour. These included the opportunity to get up close to some of our Star Species (including the spectacular Morpho butterfly, see above), demonstrations of the magical ‘disappearing colour’ on a jay’s wing, hands-on making activities including origami butterflies for our mobile, and getting-creative-whilst-asking-questions with our ever-popular Structural Colouring Books and Questions about Colour posters.

Examining Heliconius butterfly wings through an optical microscope. Photo by Paula Denton.

It was a delight to meet such a lively, curious and thoughtful audience – many of whom expressed an interest in following up their encounters with further study!

Giving out free copies of our Rose of Temperaments poetry pamphlet – a hit with all ages! Photo by Paula Denton.

Many thanks to Paula and Wendy from Our Big Picture who promoted and set up the event locally – and worked hard throughout the day to engage people with care and enthusiasm. Thanks also to BBC Radio Humberside for featuring us on the morning show. Special thanks to Dr Andrew Parnell and Rachel Kilbride from The University of Sheffield for sharing their incredible expertise and love of science.

Photo by Paula Denton.

 

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