THE 2009 Wrexham Science Festival will be launched by TV celebrity, producer and writer Phillippa Forrester.
Since leaving her Broom Cupboard days behind in the early 90s Phillippa has been at the forefront of technological innovation as well as conservational issues.
Her accolades range from hosting Tomorrow’s World with Peter Snow to presenting documentaries for the BBC Natural History Unit. Other achievements have included presenting Robot Wars and The Heaven and Earth Show.
Off camera Phillippa, with her husband Charlie Hamilton-James, has set up the successful production company Halcyon Media, producing award winning documentaries such as My Halcyon River and Tarka both shown on BBC2. Phillippa is also a keen author having had a number of works published and making regular contributions to magazines and newspapers.
Phillippa will be opening the Wrexham Science Festival on Thursday, March 26, 2009, at 6.30pm, with a short talk on the environmental and green issues we face. This event will be free and there will be a question and answer session afterwards.
Helen James, chairwoman of the Wrexham Science Festival and a director at Glyndwr University is delighted.
She said: “This will be a great event to kick-off the festival. Phillippa’s talk about the environment will be engaging and informative.
“Her passion for wildlife as well as green issues will, I’m sure, enthuse people of all ages.”
The 2009 Wrexham Science Festival will take place from Thursday, March 26, until Saturday, April 4.
A full programme of events will be available in January.
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More than 10,000 people attended this year’s festival and next year’s event looks to be just as popular.
A range of public talks and demonstrations, business events, an educational programme for schools and the family fun day Scientriffic are being organised.
The festival is once again being organised and supported by Glyndwr University, Wrexham County Borough Council, the Welsh Assembly Government, Yale College and Careers North East Wales.