This July we’re returning to our birthplace and spiritual home, the Secret Garden Party festival. Inspired by the final festival theme of fame, celebrity and media, we’ll be exploring who they are and who we are in a weekend of activities on 20-23 July. Join us as we revolutionise how you experience science – and for one last time, Make SGP Great Again…

Guerilla Science at Secret Garden Party. 23.7.16 ©Richard Eaton

Thursday

15:00 – Celebrity Mini Zoo

Meet the most photogenic creatures of all and get instagram-ready with a cold-blooded motley crew of chameleons, snakes and tarantulas.

16:00 – Lessons in Lucid Dreaming

Take a rest from your boring, non-celebrity lives by napping and adventuring into your dream world, and learn to control your wildest fantasies.

17.00 – Drugs Pub Quiz

Hollywood is addicted, are you? Test your Breaking Bad knowledge of mind-altering drugs in our infamous pub quiz.

Friday

11.00 – Space Yoga

The ultimate celebrity exercise class: fulfill those dreams of becoming a famous astronaut with our certified yoga teacher and the UK Space Agency.

12.00 – VIP Debate: Trump, Brexit, Theresa; what happened?

Discover how we really vote, what elections do to our brains, and if we might need to stage an SGP-exit to survive.

13.00 – Social Media Assault Course

Exit your online bubbles and join SM.A. (Social-Media Anonymous). Win the assault course by venturing through the looking glass and exploring the paths to pleasure.

14.00 – Have I Got Fake News For You?

Pit facts against fiction, write your own fake headline, and uncover the truth in a very special science-on-fake-news quiz.

15.00 – Catch a Conspiracy Theory

Play the ultimate deceptive game as we deconstruct strange theories and discover why we’re all conspiracy theorists.

16.00 – Sensory Speed Dating

Put on a blindfold and delve under the covers of the mind as we use all our senses to become the next Posh and Becks.

17.00 – The History of Boom, Bang and Blast

Experience the history of famous explosives with smoke, fire, bags of potions and lots of blowing things up.

Saturday

11.00 – Space Yoga

The ultimate celebrity exercise class: fulfill those dreams of becoming a famous astronaut with our certified yoga teacher and the UK Space Agency.

12.00 – VIP Debate: I’m a celebrity…why do you care?

Find out why our newest religion is one of pop stars and what this tells us about ourselves with the Big Brother Psychologist.

13.00 – Eau to be famous

Do you smell a bit like a festival? Join us to create a celebrity perfume and leave us with the sweet smell of success.

14.00 – The Filthy VIPs Tea Party  

Forget the Mad Hatter – this tea party is for those ultimate insiders: Very Important Parasites that live inside you. Teacups and nibbles provided. *Madness not included, please bring your own.

15.00 – Social Media Assault Course

Exit your online bubbles and join SM.A. (Social-Media Anonymous). Win the assault course by venturing through the looking glass and exploring the paths to pleasure.

16.00 – Sensory Speed Dating

Put on a blindfold and delve under the covers of the mind as we use all our senses to become the next Posh and Becks.

17.00 – Fire Organ: Karaoke

Grab your friends, discover why singing is good for you, and chant your best pop anthems through our fire organ: a flaming 5-headed engineered beast.

Sunday

11.00 – Space Yoga

The ultimate celebrity exercise class: fulfill those dreams of becoming a famous astronaut with our certified yoga teacher and the UK Space Agency.

12.00 – VIP Debate: Is My iPhone Conscious?

Get away from reality TV and explore the reality of your mind, as we discuss what we know about consciousness: science’s hardest problem.

13.00 – Make a Sleepy Tea

Learn to put down the iPhone before bed, and create your very own sleepy tea to help you unwind and lull you to sleep.

14.00 – Lessons in Lucid Dreaming

Take a rest from your boring, non-celebrity lives by napping and adventuring into your dream world, and learn to control your wildest fantasies.

15.00 – Hallucinogenic Snacks

Did Jimi Hendrix eat too much nutmeg? Sample snacks that contain trace amounts of hallucinogenic chemicals, and unravel hallucinations.

16.00 – Life Drawing: Alternate Realities

We are all inside our brain’s own reality TV show, but is yours different to others? Draw the world as it is viewed by people who see strange psychedelic phenomena.

17.00 – Drugs Pub Quiz

Hollywood is addicted, are you? Test your Breaking Bad knowledge of mind-altering drugs in our infamous pub quiz.

Outside Tent

All weekend – Celebrity Mini Zoo

Meet the most photogenic creatures of all and get instagram-ready with a cold-blooded motley crew of chameleons, snakes and tarantulas.

Saturday – Smells Like Fame

Guess who? Drop-in, make and identify infamous smells in a smorgasbord of celebrity scents.

Sunday – Remote Control Your Friend

Make a friend’s arm twitch using nothing but the power of your brain and an electrode. *Disclaimer: we accept no responsibility for unfriending.

Out & About

All weekend – Paparazzi

Spot our paparazzi sneaking across the festival, testing you to find out if SGP has the psychological symptoms of celebrity or fan.

14.00 every day – Smelly Walks

What’s that smell? Meet outside our tent to stalk the next celebrity scandal and follow your nose around the festival.