Thrill Laboratory

Just spent a thrilling evening at the Dana Centre in London. The theme was Fairground – Thrill Laboratory. Thrill3A full evening programme about the pleasures of thrill seeking behaviour. Some serious talks, but also very entertaining performances and even a live fairground ride in the garden! The coming weeks will feature two more of these programmes, exploring the themes anxiety and bodily arousal. Each session with different talks and different rides. Check it out.

The Dana Centre is a place to watch anyway. They often organise interesting programmes on the cross roads of art, science and technology.

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