18 June 2020
Claire Hector

Step inside ‘Discovery Bay’ At Hullabaloo at Home on Friday 19th June and the extraordinary diversity and inspiration of science and the spectacular natural world will be rolled out before you…!

Contributions to Discovery Bay at Hullabaloo At Home have been piling in from all corners of the UK and the Isle of Wight Biosphere… so much so, that Hullabaloo have decided to double the ‘tent’!   The new supersized programme of scientific wonder for Friday has been revealed today and includes virtual visits from Royal Society of Biology, Biochemical Society, British Ecological Society, Royal College of Pathologists, The One Show scientist’s Marty Jopson, Bird Aware Solent, the Wildlife Trust, MacroPro and Lauren Cook Animations to name but a few!

Dr Amanda Hardy, Royal Society of Biology joins us for Hullabaloo again albeit from afar this year!

‘The Royal Society of Biology’s outreach team hope everyone taking part in Hullabaloo At Home this year has a great time taking part in the festival activities from the comfort of home. We hope you enjoy watching our hands-on science activity videos, and learning with our activities, enabling you to find out more about why slugs and snails need slime; how butterflies drink or why leaves change colour in the autumn…’

Joining them are Island Biosphere ecologists, scientists and even artecologists from Arc, Dinosaur Isle, the Sea Eagle team, Poo Museum, Wildheart Trust and many more. Youngest on the team is Ryde’s Secret Skylark aged 14!

Answers to questions such as why is Sandown Bay so naturally brilliant, how do you save moths from extinction, make a wildlife documentary, cast your own birdbath, fold a Sea-Eagle or spot a curlew, walk a mile wildly, whistle or fiddle your own birdsong and explore the secret world of solitary bees and geologists’ back gardens.. it’s all there for you to discover for free!

Ian Boyd at The Common Space, Arc and chief Discovery Bay curator explains,

‘Hullabaloo at Home is bursting at the seams with extraordinary and wonderful things from contributors near and far! So much so that the brilliant production team here has worked overtime to boost the Friday Biosphere Birthday with extra content. The new programme is now out and looks irresistible! So do take a look, pull up a chair, log on and join in for an amazing 3 days of Hullabaloo magic!


Squeezing this all onto your laptop this weekend!


Join us from wherever you are in the world for Hullabaloo at Home, Sandown Bay and the Isle of Wight’s science, nature and arts festival, bringing fun and wonder and the Biosphere beamed straight to your home! 

We’re launching on Friday June 19th with a very Happy Birthday to the Isle of Wight’s first year as an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, then go live on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June for a whole weekend of Hullabaloo!

How to take part:

  • Sign up to Facebook now…
  • Tune into the Hullabaloo At Home website hullabalooiw!
  • And follow us on Twitter and Instagram….
  • Don’t forget to hashtag #HullabalooAtHome #DiscoveryBay #IsleofWight #Biosphere #Letscreate

Hullabaloo How-To videos are online already so get started making decorations, party food, tents, stages, posters, arenas, bars, costumes etc so you can transform your home into the best arts/science festival ever seen! Tell your friends, tell your neighbours, put the dates in your diary and let’s make Hullabaloo 2020 a festival to remember!


and here’s the rest of the weekend sorted for you!!!


Isle of Wight residents… look out for a bright and colourful surprise coming your way in the real world of the Hullabaloo landscape on Culver Parade, Sandown Bay from Friday… nuff said!