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Preview: Festival of the Spoken Nerd at Leeds City Varieties Music Hall

Get ready for an evening of song, mad experiments and laughs as the Festival of the Spoken Nerd comes to Leeds this October.

You’ll see science in a whole new light this October as Leeds City Varieties Music Hall welcomes three rather funny geeks to its stage. Whether you’re a fan of physics, don’t know the first thing about the periodic table or just fancy an night out of comedy, Festival of the Spoken Nerd will entertain you with a new show full of experiments and gags.

Providing musical talent to the nerdy trio is Helen Arney, a physics graduate from the Imperial College London. The presenter and comedian has been entertaining audiences with her blend of science and quirky songs. You may have seen her on BBC 2’s Coast, Stuart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience, Edinburgh Fringe and alongside Brian Cox and Robin Ince for their ‘Uncaged Monkeys’ tour.

Just as passionate about maths and equations as he is about his stand-up routines, Aussie mathematician Matt Parker will deliver non-stop jokes during Festival of the Spoken Nerd. The former teacher has certainly moved up in the world, selling out shows at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has even been a revered guest speaker during London Mathematical Society’s Popular Lectures.

Science presenter and spreadsheet wizard, Steve Mould has demonstrated his spectacular experiments on the likes of BBC’s Blue Peter, Britain’s Brightest and The One Show. From tweaking a child’s toy robot to speak backwards, painting a pineapple with nail polish and other feats, he’ll be on hand to provide a theatrical element to the show.

The trio are returning after the success of ‘Full Frontal Nerdity’, which featured songs about cryogenics, why the colour magenta doesn’t exist and on-stage fires. Packed with their usual mix of entertainment, the Festival of the Spoken Nerd’s new show ‘Just For Graphs’ may just be another sell-out success at Leeds City Varieties Music Hall, proving it’s cool to be a geek.

Festival of the Spoken Nerd is at Leeds City Varieties Music Hall on Saturday 31st October 2015. Tickets are available.