Curiosity Get Together - 4th December - Brewery Tap

Our next Get Together is Tuesday, 4th December, at the Brewery Tap, Ipswich - 8pm start, but come along when you can.


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Curiosity Get Together - 7th November - Brewery Tap

Our next Get Together is Wednesday, 7th November, at the Brewery Tap, Ipswich - 8pm start, but come along when you can.

We’ll be mostly talking about the new Together and Apart show.


(facebook event)

Opening Night at SPILL


On Saturday the Evening Star reported, Suffolk: Anger over ‘curious’ slogan adopted by tourism chiefs. Visit Suffolk are to use the slogan The Curious County in 2013 to attract visitors to the area and this has met with some rather extraordinary comment from local politicians:

David Ruffley (Conservative MP for Bury St Edmunds), “Idiotic and meaningless, if not positively dangerous.

Daniel Poulter (Conservative MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich), “It has got to be stopped!

Therese Coffey (Conservative MP for Suffolk Coastal), “Curious County does not give a very clear message about Suffolk. It [the word curious] is often used as a euphemism for something that is not quite right!

Guy McGregor (Conservative Suffolk County Councillor for Hoxne and Eye), “There is nothing curious about the attractions of Suffolk. There is nothing curious about our wonderful coast. There is nothing curious about the success of the Port of Felixstowe or about the horseracing industry at Newmarket.

We think Curious County is rather a good slogan and represents much that is important and special about the people and history of this area. We believe curiosity is to be cherished and encouraged.

Curiosity is the idea around which we are formed and the process by which we have made works and engaged with people for the past seven years. Curiosity by definition starts with a personal act of self expression. It can then develop to include and inspire others. In this way we have found so many kind and talented people in Suffolk, together making and sharing some curious and we hope wonderful projects.

We are joined by others in believing in the value of curiosity: Albert Einstein, Dorothy Parker, Barack Obama and Stephen Hawking, to name just a few.

Suffolk is certainly a curious and wonderful place. With the strange stories of Dunwich, Orford Ness and Cobra Mist, the Black Shuck, Rendlesham Forest and the Witchfinder General, to reward the inquisitive visitor.

As such the Curiosity Collective is very #proudtobecurious. Well done James Kindred for initiating this.

David Chatting, Co-Founder of the Curiosity Collective

Curiosity Get Together - 15th August - Brewery Tap

Our next Get Together is Wednesday, 15th August, at the Brewery Tap, Ipswich - 8pm start, but come along when you can. We’ll be in the Long Room.

Bring curious thoughts and curious things.


(facebook event)

ipHack - 28th April - Ipswich

Hack Days have come to Ipswich! Come and join a talented group of developers and designers to build something awesome…

9am to 9pm, 28th April 2012 - Atrium Studios, UCS, Ipswich.


Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything

An excellent Start the Week on Radio 4 this morning, with a discussion of the requirement of curiosity in science with Philip Ball and his forthcoming book Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything.

Curiosity Get Together - 5th April - St Judes

The next get together is this Thursday (5th April) in St Judes, St Matthew’s Street, Ipswich from 8pm.

Do bring along things to show and ideas to share. All welcome, as ever.


(facebook event)

dorkbot anglia eight

dorkbot anglia, by Amanda Gower

Thursday 1st March, Ipswich Arts School Gallery, an evening of talks and conversations with “people doing strange things with electricity” in the East Anglian area - more

Maker Faire Brighton

The Curiosity Collective will be showing a few of our recent Time Show projects this Saturday (3rd September) at the Brighton Mini Maker Faire

Our classic project, Grass is Greener, even makes an appearance in their promotional video describing what you can expect at a Maker Faire (0:50):

Welcome to Brighton Mini Maker Faire 2011 from BuildBrighton Hackspace on Vimeo.

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