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Ladybird book art exhibition will combine science and art

Ladybird books
Ladybird books Credit: ITV Calendar

As part of the festival an exhibition of original artwork used in the iconic Ladybird book series is being put on display at Grantham Museum. Combining science with art the full colour original illustrations will be showcased along with versions enlarged to banner size.

Ladybird book covers enlarged to banner size
Ladybird book covers enlarged to banner size Credit: ITV Calendar

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Festival organisers promote Isaac Newton themed events

A Sir Isaac Newton lookalike has been travelling around Grantham, complete with apple, to promote the upcoming Gravity Fields festival. He has been chatting to members of the public in the shadow of the Sir Isaac Newton statue which dominates the town centre.

Sir Isaac Newton lookalike is watched by Sir Isaac's statue
Sir Isaac Newton lookalike is watched by Sir Isaac's statue Credit: ITV Calendar

Event organisers have set up a stall giving out free apples to promote the eight day festival which begins on Friday and say they have sensed a buzz around the town as they begin their final preparations.

Event organisers meet members of the public
Event organisers meet members of the public Credit: ITV Calendar

Preparations made for festival inspired by Sir Isaac Newton

Grantham is gearing up for the start of a week-long festival of science and the arts inspired by the town's most famous son, Sir Isaac Newton. More than 100 events will take place over eight days from Friday 21 September including shows, exhibitions, presentations and outdoor performances.

Organisers of the Gravity Fields festival say it will explore, celebrate and interpret some of the big thinking in today's world as well as look back at where the modern understanding of science began. They've planned a programme of ticketed and free events centred around a statue of the scientist.

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