OK TAKE TITLES 3, 2, 1 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! (sound of party blowers in the background)


Thursday 6th January – Wearing his historian’s hat Nick Arnold gets an English Civil War fort dating from 1643 listed as being of NATIONAL IMPORTANCE by Historic England*.  Nick was helped by lots of wonderful historians and archaeologists.  NICK SAYS:  It took FIVE MONTHS of very hard work.  Thanks to everyone who helped me.

Can I take my historian’s hat off now?

*They hardly ever do this because there aren’t many forts of this type around.

January – NICK ARNOLD working on a new book on electricity called CIRCUIT SCIENCE.

Thursday 24th February – Nick Arnold presents a special DISGUSTING DIGESTION ONLINE SHOW to Sara Village School, Saudi Arabia.  NICK SAYS:  it’s second-time for this show at this super-friendly school and I’m REALLY looking forward to it!

Monday 28th February – Nick Arnold presents the HORRIBLE SCIENCE ONLINE SHOW to Harrow International School, Shanghai, China.  NICK SAYS:   I had GREAT FUN speaking to this AMAZING SCHOOL – and guess what?  The students had even more FUN listening to me!

Wednesday 2nd March – Nick Arnold’s World Book Week mini-tour starts with the HORRIBLE SCIENCE SHOW at Abbots Langley Primary School, Hertfordshire.  NICK SAYS:  I presented my HORRIBLE SCIENCE SHOWS and incredible illustrator TONY DE SAULLES presented his amazing drawing workshops.  What an AMAZING DAY!

Thursday 3rd March – Nick Arnold presents a REAL-LIVE HORRIBLE SCIENCE SHOW at Clanfield School, Hampshire.  NICK SAYS:  AT LAST!  I got to visit Clanfield School and meet the wonderful teachers and students.  THANKS for being such a GREAT AUDIENCE!

Friday 4th March – Nick Arnold presents the HORRIBLE SCIENCE SHOW at St Edward’s Royal Free Ecumenical Middle School, Windsor.  NICK SAYS:  I presented FOUR HORRIBLE SCIENCE SHOWS and signed a LORRY-LOAD of BOOKS – ALL in ONE DAY!!!!  Thank you Ms Winter and all St Edward’s!

Tuesday 22nd March + Thursday 24th March – Nick Arnold presents the HORRIBLE SCIENCE ONLINE SHOW to Bangkok Patana School, Thailand.  NICK SAYS:  the students and I had a lovely time doing these shows!!!!  A BIG HELLO TO ALL OF YOU!

Tuesday 19th April + Wednesday 20th April – Nick Arnold presents the HORRIBLE SCIENCE ONLINE SHOW to British Council School, Madrid, Spain.  NICK SAYS:  Everyone loved the online shows including the Author of course (that’s me!).

Thursday 21st April + Monday 25th April – Nick Arnold presents the HORRIBLE SCIENCE ONLINE SHOW to  International College Spain, Madrid, Spain.  NICK SAYS:  A HORRIBLE FUN! time was had by all and that includes me (again!)

Monday 13th June – Nick Arnold presents the HORRIBLE SCIENCE SHOW @ MEDIFEST, Plymouth Guildhall.  NICK SAYS:  I had a croaky voice after TWO BIG HAPPY NOISY JOYOUS SHOWS and a wobbly hand signing all those books for you!  (Fortunately my hand has now been re-attached)!

Monday 4th July – Nick Arnold presents the HORRIBLE SCIENCE ONLINE SHOW to Wallington County Grammar School, UK.  NICK SAYS:  Last year I presented the show to the students who are now in Year 8 and I bet the Year 7 students are just as lively and clever!

Wednesday 20th July – Nick Arnold presents the HORRIBLE SCIENCE SHOW to Hilton Primary Academy, Newcastle, UK.  NICK SAYS:  Sadly this event had to be cancelled because there were no trains to take me to Newcastle.  Hopefully it can be re-arranged for a later date!

Thursday 11th August – Nick Arnold presents the HORRIBLE SCIENCE LAB for BARNET LIBRARIES, LONDON – 11 am Chipping Barnet Library, 2 pm Finchley Church End Library.  NICK SAYS:  I presented TWO very LOUD and VERY CRAZY Horrible Science Lab events and everyone loved every micro-second of them!

Friday 12th August  – Nick Arnold presents the HORRIBLE SCIENCE SHOW at THE ROYAL INSTITUTION, LONDON.  NICK SAYS:  I still can’t believe I presented a packed-out Family Show in the WORLD-FAMOUS ROYAL INSTITUTION, LONDON!!!!!!  Thanks to everyone there who made me feel so welcome – and to my AMAZING AUDIENCE too!

Tuesday 16th August to Saturday 20th August – Nick Arnold HORRIBLE SCIENCE TOUR OF THE NORTH-EAST!  Tuesday 16th August morning:  Gateshead Library, afternoon: Sunderland Library.  Wednesday 17th August morning: Durham Library, afternoon: Stockton Library.  Thursday 18th August morning: North Tyneside Library, afternoon: South Tyneside Library.  Friday 19th August morning: Hartlepool Library, afternoon: Middlesborough Library. Saturday 20th August morning: Library in Northumberland TBA, afternoon: Newcastle Library.

NICK SAYS:  I had a GREAT TIME visiting some really exciting libraries and meeting Lots of  VERY EXCITED FANS  and of course I was thrilled to support the AWESOME GADGETS SUMMER READING CHALLENGE!

Friday 2nd September – Nick Arnold presents his long-awaited HISTORY talk for the Devonshire Association, Bideford, Devon.  NICK SAYS:  I had a GREAT time enthusing this wonderful audience about the Vikings and their murderous misdeeds!

Thursday 15th September – Saturday 24th September – Appledore Book Festival, Devon, UK.  NICK SAYS:  It’s time for the most AMAZING LITERARY FESTIVAL IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE.  OK – I’m a teeny bit biassed as I founded it and I’m a patron.  I’m not allowed to tell you the details yet – but I’ll be presenting an AWESOME EVENT this year!

Saturday 19th November – Newark Guildhall, Newark-upon-Trent, UK.  Nick Arnold presents a History talk on the ENGLISH CIVIL WAR fort he researched and saved in Devon, UK to a conference of top historians and experts.  NICK SAYS:  I promise to be on my best behaviour .  No jokes and buckets of water – just bucket-loads of AWESOME HISTORY!

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