Welcome to an AMAZING NEW Chapter in the Adventures of NICK ARNOLD author and creator of the HORRIBLE SCIENCE series.  He’s the bestselling Science author in the known universe and he always appears when you least expect him.  He might even pop up at your school or local Book Festival this year.  Read on and find out!


Tuesday 16th January – Nick Arnold @ North Devon Archaeological Society, Barnstaple, Devon – NICK SAYS:  When I’m not a Science writer I am a History writer and it’s great to talk to the experts about the historic battlefield I discovered in 2016!

Monday 29th January – Nick Arnold @ Stapleford Community Primary School, Cambridgeshire – I had a great visit to this friendly primary school.  Thanks to each and every one of you who enjoyed the shows!


Monday 26th February – Nick Arnold @ Elmbridge Primary School, Gloucester – NICK SAYS:  A great start to the tour at not ONE but TWO warm and friendly schools!  Thanks to all the staff and children!

Tuesday 27th February – Nick Arnold @ Highcliffe Primary School, Leicester – NICK SAYS:  An exciting snowy day just got even more exciting thanks to wonderful staff and pupils!

Wednesday 28th February – Nick Arnold @ Parkside Primary School, Chingford – NICK SAYS:  Snow didn’t stop the brave staff and children from having Horrible Science FUN!


Thursday 1st March – Nick Arnold @ Chelmsford Prep School, Chelmsford – NICK SAYS:  THE BIG DAY WAS SNOWY AND AMAZING!  What a Lovely Day – thank you one and all!

Friday 2nd March – Nick Arnold @ Stewart Fleming Primary School, Bromley – NICK SAYS:  Sorry I didn’t get to see you all – but I will soon!

Wednesday 7th – Thursday 8th March – Nick Arnold @ The British School, Ankara, Turkey – NICK SAYS:  I spent two fun-filled shout out loud happy days with this wonderful school.  I can’t thank Ann Kardas and all you super students and staff enough for making myself and my two colleague-authors feel so welcome!

Friday 9th March – Nick Arnold @ Ankara Elementary/High School, Ankara, Turkey – NICK SAYS:  Your school is amongst the most welcoming, friendly schools I have ever visited.  I loved being there and meeting you all!  Happy Reading – I hope to come back one day!

Thursday 15th March – Nick Arnold @ Stewart Fleming Primary School, London – NICK SAYS:  It was worth waiting for – wasn’t it?  I had a great time at your school.  BIG thank you to Mr Tupper and all the teachers!  Happy Horrible Science!

Friday 16th March – Nick Arnold @ St Augustine’s School, London – NICK SAYS:  What a wonderful NOISY, HAPPY, CRAZY day – HELLOOO – again to all you Horrible Scientists and a BIG THANK YOU to all the teachers and especially the wonderful Ms Smith in the Library and my super-helpful helpers Moses and Francesco!


Tuesday 24th April – Nick Arnold @ Tower Hill Primary School, Farnborough, Hampshire – NICK SAYS:  What a BRILLIANT DAY – thanks to all of you for being so ENTHUSIASTIC and FRIENDLY (all at the same time!) and a BIG THANK YOU to Mrs Ward and all the other teachers for helping with the Shows!

Thursday 26th April – Nick Arnold @ Brighton College Prep School, Brighton – NICK SAYS:  It’s lovely to meet such a brainy clued-up audience – Thanks for all your Super Science questions and WONDERFUL WARM WELCOMES!


Put a SPRING into Spring with the HORRIBLE SCIENCE SHOW!


Saturday 30th June – 3.30 pm – Nick Arnold @ Felixstowe Book Festival, Suffolk – NICK SAYS:   My Super Show at FAB FELIXSTOWE FESTIVAL made the SUNSHINE SIZZLE – thanks to all my HORRIBLE HELPERS and especially the Wonderful staff at FELIXSTOWE LIBRARY!!!!!


Sunday 1st July – 11 am – Nick Arnold @ Felixstowe Book Festival, Suffolk – NICK SAYS:   And I couldn’t stay away so today I did a NEW SOLD-OUT SHOW – NICK ARNOLD’S HORRIBLE SCIENCE LAB – Everyone got to try HORRIBLE SCIENCE experiments and had a great time!  Thanks once again to ALL MY HELPERS!


Nick Arnold busy writing lots of AWESOME new books!  He also writes a monthly article for the wonderful WHIZ POP BANG! Science Magazine.  Why not check it out?


Friday 21st – Saturday 29th September – Nick Arnold @ Appledore Book Festival, Appledore, Devon – NICK SAYS:  The APPLEDORE BOOK FESTIVAL was the BIGGEST and BEST yet – with more tickets sold and more BIG NAMES than ever.  It is now the BIGGEST BOOK FESTIVAL in the South-West and one of the MOST FAMOUS Book Festival’s in Britain!

Sunday 23rd September – 2 pm – Nick Arnold presents Nick Arnold’s Horrible Science Lab at Appledore School – NICK SAYS:  I had a great time with the NEW Horrible Science Lab Show and all the participants had a HORRIBLY GREAT TIME – why not book it for your Festival or event?!

Friday 28th September – Sunday 30th September – Nick Arnold @ Broughton Hall Children’s Literature Festival, Skipton, Yorkshire – 10 am Saturday and 2.30 pm Sunday – NICK SAYS:  This was an an amazing Festival in an AMAZING PLACE – shows in tents and an ARMY of AWESOME AUTHORS (including me!).  THE AUDIENCE LOVED IT!

Friday 28th September – Nick Arnold @ Ingrow Primary School (morning) and St Joseph’s School, Keighley (afternoon) – NICK SAYS:  Two friendly and welcoming Schools.  It was great to meet all the teachers and children  – Hi and HAPPY HORRIBLE SCIENCE EVERYONE!


Saturday 13th October – Nick Arnold @ STEM Festival, Kingsgate, Peterborough – NICK SAYS:  It’s always GREAT to see SCIENCE celebrated on a GRAND SCALE with thousands of HAPPY FAMILIES soaking up the Science vibe – I was Honoured to be part of it!

Saturday 20th October – 11 am – Nick Arnold @ East Riding Children’s Book Festival, Hayward Theatre, Beverley, East Yorkshire – NICK SAYS:  A fantastic show for a fantastic festival in a beautiful town – 100% FUN, SMILES and SUNSHINE!

Tuesday 23rd October – 2.30 pm – Nick Arnold @ Pinhoe Library, near Exeter, Devon – NICK SAYS:  I had a great day out meeting the FANTASTIC FRIENDS OF PINHOE LIBRARY.  It was a honour to support your efforts to create a NEW LIBRARY for the people of Pinhoe!


Monday 12th November – Tuesday 20th November – Nick Arnold @ Shanghai, China – NICK SAYS:  What Romper-Stomper Rollercoaster of a TREMENDOUS TOUR.  China was full-on, full-throttle, full-thrills and that was just my Shows!

Dulwich Pudong Junior School – BIG THANKS to the AMAZING Stephanie Beck and her team and HI-YA to all you Horrible Scientists!


Nord Anglia Chinese International School three GREAT presentations to some GREAT kids and teachers!

HD Ningbo School – Well worth the trek from Shanghai to Ningbo to visit a wonderful school and LOADS OF THANKS to David Pan and his team at the Library!

BISS Puxi – TWO TERRIFIC DAYS meeting students from the Secondary and the Primary Schools – OH WHAT FUN WE HAD!  HAPPY HORRIBLE SCIENCE!

Wycombe Abbey, Changzhou – I felt so much at home at your school I didn’t want to go home!  THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH AMAZING AND GENEROUS HOSTS.  Thank you to all the students – I think my visit will be remembered – not least for the FAMOUS FROGGIE HAT!!!!


Thursday 6th December – Nick Arnold @ University of the Third Age, Barnstaple, Devon – NICK SAYS:  This is another of my talks on the FAMOUS Battle of Northam, which I discovered in 2016.

Why not liven up the end of term with a HORRIBLE SCIENCE CHRISTMAS SHOW?!  You might even get recruited as one of NICK ARNOLD’s LITTLE HELPERS!!!!


Nick Arnold’s diary for 2019 is filling up already – so if you want him to visit your school or event get in touch ASAP!

Wednesday 30 January – Nick Arnold @ King’s College Junior School – be BRAVE be Bold and Best of All – BE HAPPY – HORRIBLE SCIENCE IS COMING YOUR WAY!

Tuesday 19th February – Nick Arnold @ Bexley Libraries – two great HORRIBLE SCIENCE SHOWS are planned!

Wednesday 20th February – The Marvellous Mini-tour continues with HORRIBLE SCIENCE SHOWS for Slough Libraries at Langley Library and Cippenham Library!

Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th February – Nick Arnold @ Northern Ireland Science Festival – more FANTASTIC FAMILY SHOWS!

Sunday 3rd March – Thursday 7th March – Nick Arnold @ Abu Dhabi, UAE – Look out for updates soon as the tour may be extended for another week!

Thursday 21st March – Nick Arnold @ Chipping Barnet Library, London – Two tremendous School Shows are set to the rock the bookshelves!

Wednesday 1st May – Nick Arnold @ Hull Schools with Hull Libraries – Look out Hull – I’m coming your way for a new Mini-Tour!

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