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SMASHfestUK is back with a new project - Space Plague!

FEBRUARY 17th-21st 2020 in DEPTFORD


We are also undergoing a big update on our website, so look out for more detail and changes soon.

SMASHfestUK is done for now. Thank you to EVERYONE who contributed and participated! 2017-18 has been the most amazing year for us - touring the UK, winning fantastic awards, developing a new way to bring universities, museums, social organisations and communities to work together towards a better, fairer society (what we call the SOMUCH Model - Social Organisations, Museums and Universities as Community Hubs).

We're now pausing for a while, to review and concoct. WE'LL BE BACK SOON with exciting plans.

Have a read about the background to our 'The Engineer - Collaborate to Innovate - Engagement Initiative Award' win, and the genesis of SMASHfestUK itself (the points about Engineering hold for all the STEM disciplines, and for the Arts as well): https://www.theengineer.co.uk/disaster-movie-stem/

Have a spin through our galleries of pictures showing the Deptford Festival, our Earth and Sky Tour, our Science Performance competition and our Living in Space collaborative project from 2017-18: https://www.flickr.com/photos/30542236@N04/collections/72157694299545935/

 For news about upcoming plans, follow us on Twitter:

Main SMASHfestUK feed - @SMASHfestUK

The Research arm of the SMASHfestUK organisation - @SMASHfestUKR

Our developing collaborative social impact and inclusion project - @SOMUCHImpact

SMASHfestUK is back for its fourth year and things are getting wetter!

Life as we know it is under threat… a disastrous FLOOD is forecasted to hit London this February 2018.

Deptford Lounge 12th to 16th February 2018, 10am to 4pm

The Albany Theatre 15th to 16th February 2018, 10am to 5pm 

Make sure to get a FREE ticket to one of our shows here: The Albany website


We’re delighted to be returning to Deptford this year with SMASHfestUK 2018: FLOOD – a crazy, glorious, 5-day FREE festival. It’s a mash-up of comedy, experiments, games, art, music, den-building, storytelling and much, much more for all ages. This year - we’ve heard that Deptford is at risk of FLOOD!

What would happen if the Thames burst its banks and Deptford became submerged? How would we survive? How could we escape?  If Deptford turned into wetlands - what would we live in? What food would we live on? And if we got into seriously deep water and the whole Earth was under threat - could we find another home somewhere living in space? This year’s activities include interactive science sand-pits, games, demonstrations and experiments, a sensory room, virtual reality space tours, a murder-mystery court case, a game of infective detectives, den-building, variety performances, opportunities to “meet the mosquitoes”, build your own hologram, our amazing, family-friendly play, Cosmic Jives and much much more. As usual, everything is FREE (although your free tickets can be reserved for performances, talks and shows) - all we need is YOU!

Last year SMASHfestUK 2017: SUPERVOLCANO was a huge success, entertaining nearly 2000 people over the course of the half-term holiday. The feedback from you was that you wanted us to come back again so we have. Even bigger and better than before! SMASHfestUK was founded to encourage young people to interact with science, engineering, technology, maths, design, theatre, art, performance and music all at the same time in a way they would not usually experience.

Have a look at our previous festivals and events: flickr gallery.

Make sure to get a FREE ticket to one of our shows here: The Albany website

A huge thank you to our sponsors and supporters: The Royal Academy of Engineering INGENIOUS, the UK Space Agency 'SPACE FOR ALL', the Science and Technology Facilities Council, Middlesex University London and the University of Greenwich.

Did you know? Last year we tried a world record attempt at the largest cryo-volcano ever created! You can watch the video below: