Welcome to Horrible Happenings 2019 !!!

IT’S A BRIGHT SHINY NEW YEAR WITH A BRIGHT SHINY NEW NICK ARNOLD (just joking about the new Nick)!  Anyway COMING UP in this year’s Horrible Happenings – NICK ARNOLD brings Squishy Science to Northern Ireland and the United Arab Emirates.  Not forgetting LOADS OF OTHER Amazing Places and Events yet to be announced.  Read on for ALL the HEART-BUMPING, EYE-POPPING, JAW-DROPPING, GOB-SMACKING GORY DETAILS…

January and February – Nick writes a book entitled Kitchen Science with lots of AWESOME EXPERIMENTS (CLAXON SOUNDS EMERGENCY MESSY KITCHEN WARNING!)

Wednesday 30th January – NICK ARNOLD @ King’s College Wimbledon – NICK SAYS:  I had a GREAT DAY @ Wonderful Welcoming Wimbledon and meeting ALL of YOU Super Science-minded students.  Thank you one and all for everything!

Tuesday 19th February – NICK ARNOLD @ Bexley Libraries – Erith Library  @ 11 am and Bexleyheath Library @ 2 pm.  NICK SAYS:  I had a Great Day Amazing and Amusing Everyone who came along – Thanks One and All and Also Thanks to All the Librarians who helped me!

Wednesday 20th February – NICK ARNOLD @ Slough Libraries – Langley Library @ 10.45 am and Cippenham Library @ 2.30 pm.  NICK SAYS:  Another AWESOMELY AMAZING DAY Getting Libraries Leaping!  Thanks to all my helper Librarians and all our EXTREMELY BRAVE HORRIBLE SCIENCE VOLUNTEERS!

Saturday 23rd February – NICK ARNOLD @ Northern Ireland Science Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland.  NICK SAYS:  I had an Amazing Day with two great sell-out shows at the Ulster Museum in Brilliant Belfast.  Thanks to all of you who came – and thanks to the Northern Ireland Science Festival – you are the best!

Sunday 24th February – NICK ARNOLD @ Northern Ireland Science Festival, Derry, Northern Ireland.  NICK SAYS:  I loved Derry – it is an amazing place!  Thanks for coming to my sell-out shows – hope to see you again!

Sunday 3rd March – Thursday 7th March – NICK ARNOLD @ Abu Dhabi, UAE.  NICK SAYS:  I had a GREAT time on my UAE tour!

3 March – Brighton College, Al Ain – A lovely school – excitingly set on the edge of the desert with friendly students and staff.

4 March – Brighton College, Abu Dhabi –  an overwhelming welcome from all you Horrible Scientists!  Thanks to the staff for all your hard work!

5 March – Cranleigh School, Abu Dhabi – a BIG thank you for making me feel so welcome and three more great shows!  HAPPY READING!

6 March – British School Al Khubairat – A BIG THANK YOU for everyone who helped with the shows (staff and students!)

7 March – British International School, Abu Dhabi – the perfect end to a perfect week.  Lots of LOUD ENTHUSIASM and I was especially pleased to see how much Years 7 to 9 enjoyed THE AWESOME HISTORY SHOW!

Sunday 10th March – Thursday 14th March – NICK ARNOLD @ Dubai, UAE.  NICK SAYS:  The second week of the tour started in the AMAZING CITY of Dubai…

10 March – Brighton College, Dubai – a BIG THANK YOU to Mr Sinclair-Smith and all the other teachers and of course to YOU the students for being such a GREAT audience!

11 March GEMS 1st Point, Dubai – this was a VERY WELCOMING school with three HAPPY HORRIBLE SHOWS – thank you ONE AND ALL!

12 March – Universal American School, Dubai – A lovely school and Library.  All the shows went really well  – and every GRADE made the GRADE!  GREAT TO SEE YOU!

13 March – GEMS Metropole School, Dubai – A super-SUPER enthusiastic school full of amazing students and helpful teachers.  It was a delight to visit you!

14 March – Nord Anglia School, Dubai – I got to meet everyone in Year 5 plus your teachers – you are a GREAT group and I hope you enjoy your books – HAPPY READING!

Tuesday 19th March – NICK ARNOLD @ Ark Victoria Academy, Birmingham.  NICK SAYS:   I always enjoy visiting this SUPER-LIVELY and SUPER-FRIENDLY School – we had TWO HUGE HAPPY HORRIBLE SUPER-LOUD SHOWS – HUGE CHEERS ALL ROUND!!!

Wednesday 20th March – NICK ARNOLD @ Birchfields School, Wolverhampton.  NICK SAYS:  I was SORRY to get on the train and wave GOODBYE – I wanted to stay at this WONDERFUL, WELCOMING SCHOOL ALL WEEK!  Enjoy your HORRIBLE SCIENCE books!

Thursday 21st March – NICK ARNOLD @ Chipping Barnet Libray, London and Colindale Library, London.  NICK SAYS:  A GREAT BIG NOISY THANK YOU!!! to all of you who came to see me – all the teachers who helped me – plus the wonderful librarians who invited me!!!

April and May – NICK ARNOLD writes a book entitled  Outdoor Science with lots of eye-popping experiments in the Great Outdoors.  (The Neighbours are away on Holiday!)

Friday 12th April – NICK ARNOLD @ W.I, Abbotsham Village Hall, Devon.  NICK SAYS:  I had a great welcome from this lovely group when I spoke about my discovery of the battlefield of Northam 1069.

Wednesday 1st May – NICK ARNOLD @ Hull Schools.  NICK SAYS:  I visited three wonderful schools in one WONDERFUL day.  EXTRA-BIG THANKS to all the children, teachers and of course the librarians who made it possible!

Friday 24th May – NICK ARNOLD @ Priestley Primary School, Calne.  NICK SAYS:  I had a perfect day at Priestley Primary – perfect pupils and tremendous teachers plus perfect weather too – THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Thursday 13th June – NICK ARNOLD @ Queen Elizabeth Hospital School, and Cathedral School, Bristol.  NICK SAYS:  If it’s a competition QEH School applauded LONGER but Cathedral School was LOUDER!   It was great to meet two AMAZING audiences!  And sorry for the noise to everyone taking exams!

Saturday 22nd June – NICK ARNOLD @ Worksop Library @ 11 am My Horrible Life and @ Mansfield Library @ 2.30 pm The Horrible Science Show.  NICK SAYS:  BIG THANKS to everyone who came to the two sell-out shows – they went really well plus EXTRA-BIG THANKS to Inspire Culture and Libraries for inviting me.  WHAT A GREAT DAY!

Friday 28th June – NICK ARNOLD @ Parkside Middle School, Bromsgrove.  NICK SAYS:  I had a super-sunny super-smiling visit to a super-welcoming school!!!  HUGE THANKS to Worcestershire Libraries for inviting me and Worcester Bosch for sponsoring my visit.  Don’t forget to SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER READING CHALLENGE!!!!

Wednesday 14th August – NICK ARNOLD @ Lapworth Museum of Geology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston @ 11.30 am and 2.30 pm The Horrible Science Show.  NICK SAYS:  The Museum was PACKED TO THE MAX with happy families for BOTH MY SHOWS.   We had lots of Dino-thrills and Dino-spills – Don’t miss this AMAZING MUSEUM!

Friday 20th September – Saturday 28th SeptemberTHE APPLEDORE BOOK FESTIVAL, North Devon.   NICK SAYS:  I am so proud to be founder and patron of this BRILLIANT BOOK FESTIVAL with loads of AWESOME AUTHORS and TREMENDOUS TALKS – plus the LARGEST Schools Programme in the South-West!

Saturday 21st September – NICK ARNOLD @ The Family History Society, Bideford, Devon.  NICK SAYS:  It’s time for History again as I tell the SHOCKING story of the Battle of Northam 1069!

Saturday 28th September – NICK ARNOLD @ The Appledore Book Festival, North Devon @ 10 am Appledore School.  NICK SAYS:  I had a GREAT RESPONSE to my sell-out show.  THANKS TO THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE AT THE ABF – this FANTASTIC FESTIVAL is going from strength to strength!

Sunday 6th October – NICK ARNOLD @ Hull City Hall, Hull, Yorkshire @ 1.30 pm.  NICK SAYS:  It was a great BIG NOISY SHOW to celebrate the SUMMER READING CHALLENGE for Hull Libraries.  I LOVED being part of it – the audience did too and a HUGE THANK YOU to the staff and librarians who worked so hard to make it happen!

Monday 7th October – NICK ARNOLD @ three Hull Schools.  NICK SAYS:  It’s 3,3,1 day!  3 HORRIBLE SCIENCE SHOWS 3 Super Schools = 1 DRAMATIC DAY.  Is it even possible?  YES IT WAS!!!!!  HUGE THANKS to the librarians, teachers and all the wonderful pupils at all three schools!


Thursday 17th October – NICK ARNOLD @ Dunraven School, London.  NICK SAYS:  It’s going to be a turbo-charged EXCITEMENT FACTOR TEN day for me and for everyone at the school.  I’ll be signing books after school too!

Thursday 24th October – NICK ARNOLD @ Norwich Science Festival, Norwich.  NICK SAYS:  Science has never been so SQUISHY, Facts have never been so FOUL and FUNNY – I’m getting ready for a GREAT BIG HORRIBLE SCIENCE FAMILY SHOW!

Monday 11th November – Wednesday 27th November – NICK ARNOLD @ China.  NICK SAYS:  China is always AMAZING but I think this tour of Qingdao and Beijing will BREAK ALL RECORDS FOR AMAZINGNESS!

Thursday 5th December – NICK ARNOLD @ University of Third Age, Barnstaple, Devon.  NICK SAYS:  I’m talking about how I discovered the battlefield of Cynuit and the burial mound of the Viking King!  History has never been so EPIC!







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