Thank you to all who tuned into our Gravity Fields Online Day on Saturday 26th September 2020.
Like so many other festivals and large-scale events due to be held in 2020 Gravity Fields Festival, which was due to take place 24-27 September, had to be postponed as a result of Covid-19. However, we still wanted to mark and celebrate our area’s connection to Sir Isaac Newton with a flavour of Gravity Fields themed events.
The Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy, Cllr Rosemary Trollope-Bellew, said:
“Gravity Fields is an enormous part of our district-wide festival programme and the postponement of this year’s event after many months of planning was hugely disappointing. “The safety of participants and audiences is paramount, however, and with social-distancing measures still firmly in place, this online programme offered a safe, entertaining and informative taste of the 2020 Gravity Fields programme, until we can revisit it more fully in 2022.”
Jon Chase presenting his Rapper’s Guide to the Solar System for families
Newton in Lockdown
Pre-eminent mathematician, writer and presenter, Marcus Du Sautoy, gave a live online talk on AI and Creativity.
For the SK Creative Colour Challenge we are looking at the experiments he made during his own lockdown period in the 1660s when he came back to his family home at Woolsthorpe Manor to avoid the plague.
During this time he was able to demonstrate that white light is actually made up of several different colours and he used a prism to split sun light into the different colours of the rainbow to prove his theory, initially noticing five: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Violet.
You are warmly invited to be a part of this district-wide project to create a series of flags for South Kesteven, one in each of the five colours The project is open to anyone based in or around South Kesteven (including schools, community groups, businesses and local organisations, as well as families and individuals) and will run throughout the Autumn.
We hope as many people as possible will get involved and together we’ll make something joyful and celebratory that has a little bit of each of us in it, while getting together in person still isn’t possible.
The finished flags will be on show all around the district for the next 2 years and will also feature as part of the next Gravity Fields Festival in 2022.
Louise Jones and Nadya Monfrinoli from Lumo Workshop and the SKDC Arts Team