Exploring science and traditional arts

 
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"CEILIDH" ("KAY-LEE"): SCOTS GAELIC FOR A COMMUNITY GATHERING 

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 Voted Scotland's Community Music Organisation of the Year 2018

Voted Scotland's Community Music Organisation of the Year 2018

 Director & Founder Lewis Hou was awarded the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Public Engagement Innovator Prize 2018

Director & Founder Lewis Hou was awarded the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Public Engagement Innovator Prize 2018

The Science Ceilidh is an award-winning educational organisation bringing people together with science and traditional music and arts. 

Our community programmes empowers participants from across Scotland - from exploring gaelic bilingualism & health, memory & music or creativity & wellbeing with rural communities across Scotland, New Scots in Edinburgh, young people with additional support needs, disadvantaged youth groups with our Curiosity Club and a long-term science residency with Leith Labs, to participate and share arts, science and culture together. 

Our education programme has inspired over 12,000 pupils in both primary and high schools, along with supporting teachers, to explore the cutting-edge interdisciplinary science behind music, creativity and learning and actively breaking stereotypes about Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths alongside Arts careers

As a band, we've had over 16,000 dancers up and moving at festivals, events and conferences all around the world - from simulating your immune system with the Dashing White Blood Cell to swinging your partner DNA base-pairs in the Orcadian-Strip-the-Helix or learning about light in the Fluorescence Fling - partnering with researchers to communicate their work in creative & accessible ways.

We’re passionate about working with those who traditionally do not participate in science through barriers, lack of provision or starting conversations with those outwith the converted based on a relationship-focused approach, honest partnership working for sustainability and generous leadership to share our learnings, reflections and resources for wider impact.

 

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“Thank you for such a great evenings entertainment, not sure I have seen that many of our members be so active!”
— British Association of Planetaria 2017

We are based in Edinburgh, but have played around Scotland, France, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and Abu Dhabi.