Event: Live, interactive family show on COVID with Tom Solomon

Join Professor Tom Solomon for his new interactive family show where he’ll all your questions on the coronavirus pandemic.

Taking place at the Victoria Gallery & Museum for ages 7 upwards, we follow the adventures of Corry the Coronavirus who travels around the world, causing chaos and misery, until she is brought under control by a team of Super Scientists.

Along the way we learn how and why viruses emerge, what happens in a pandemic, and how we can beat such threats in the future. You’ll play Jason and the R-Go-Noughts and make your own batty poems.

Asked about the show, Professor Solomon said: “This has been a really tough time for children, whose lives have been turned upside down these last 18 months, through no fault of their own. The kids I know have been asking all sorts of questions, which their parents and teachers often can’t answer. The show provides a chance to discuss the issues in a relaxed friendly atmosphere, whilst also having a bit of fun.”

Professor Tom Solomon, who appears regularly on BBC Breakfast is Director of the UK’s Emerging Infections Research Unit at the University of Liverpool, and an award-winning science communicator. His last show “Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine” had a complete sell out run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017. ‘Solomon captivated his audience – clear, accessible, moving… amazing’ (Guardian).

The event starts at 3pm on Saturday 23rd October at the Victoria Gallery & Museum and is free. To register for this event and to find out more, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/covid-for-kids-with-professor-tom-solomon-tickets-168600521699