• School age






Expect a hair-raising performance in this electrifying demonstration from BBC One Show’s resident scientist, Marty Jopson, including plucked chickens, explosions and more. From the Ancient Greeks to Faraday’s genius, you’ll journey through the exciting history of electricity and discover the unimaginable. Recommended age 7+ and all the family.

Sun 13 Jun 9:30am - 10:25am
Cheltenham Town Hall, Main Hall

£7* plus booking fee; Doors open 30 minutes before the event starts. Age 7+; All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult


This event will be live-streamed for free and available on-demand via the CheltSciFest Player. To register, click here.


Dr Marty Jopson is a science communicator with a PhD in plant cell biology who has a long track record of talking about any field of science. He’s also been making science television for over twenty years – extensively behind the camera but also as the long standing science presenter on The One Show, BBC1. He has appeared on numerous regional and national series like Invention Nation (BBC1), The House the 50s Built (C4), Food Factory (BBC1) and Brainiac (Sky1). When not on television, Marty performs his distinct brand of hair-raising, flammable or microscopical science on stage or online for science festivals around the country. He is the author of three popular science books: The Science of Everyday Life, The Science of Food and The Science of Being Human.Stefan Gates is a food adventurer and TV presenter who has written and presented dozens of shows for BBC1, BBC2, BBC4, CBBC and Channel 5. He creates world-class, high-tech science stage shows whics are performed in the UK and across the world at prestigious science festivals and events. Stefan writes books about food and science adventures, including Fartology, Science You Can Eat and Incredible Edibles