What is so special about water? It covers 70% of our planet in the form of the oceans and it's essential for life, but it is not just because of it's abundance or contribution to our biology that make it interesting. The chemistry of water, or H2O, a relatively simple looking molecule, is not fully understood. Why does this matter?
Science buskers take to the streets outside Southbank Centre with interactive experiments to demonstrate how physics applies to our daily lives.
Science buskers out and about on Sunday 4 July include astronomers from the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, Science in a Suitcase, and Caroline Herschel
Watch interviews with Brian Greene, Philip Glass and Al and Al as they talk about Icarus at the Edge of Time, which has its European premiere at See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 July 2010, at Southbank Centre, London.
Join the team from BBC One's Bang Goes The Theory as they explore, stretch and explode science live on stage. They take a fresh look at how science shapes the world around us - and there's nothing that they won't put to the test.
Suitable for all ages.
They Might Be Giants played See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts twice on Saturday 26 June. We sent our reporter Nicola Evans along to the afternoon family performance.
Watch the exclusive trailer for Icarus at the Edge of Time, which has its European premiere at See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 July 2010, at Southbank Centre, London.
A smash-hit at two Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, Visualise Reloaded is a mischievous mix of physical theatre, live science demonstrations, projected images and music. Using their mastery of the laws of physics to create a world of wordless mystery, the technoclowns use everyday objects in unexpected ways, including balloons, cabbage, toilet rolls and more.
A few places are still available at free workshops for Science and English teachers to explore the connections between science and poetry.
Here's some exclusive images from Al and Al's film for Icarus at the Edge of Time.
Icarus at the Edge of Time is a futuristic reimagining of the classic Greek myth set in outer space, based on a stunning book by the world-renowned physicist Brian Greene.