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Enjoy (semi-)regular posts about the goings on at Rising Ape. Including updates, announcements, ramblings and more.

The audience ‘erupts’ for Eruption! – Earth Science Week (10/24/2017) - Plasticine defeats lava. But only if it’s placed correctly. Just one of the lessons the intrepid volcanologists for the evening took home after enjoying Rising Ape Presents… Eruption for this year’s Earth Science Week. On Monday 9th October eight teams…
New Green Man show, AI at the BIT, and Back to (summer) school: Rising Ape Spring Update (5/2/2017) - We’ve spent the cold winter months planning and preparing (also sleeping). Now it’s time to see what the Ape is cooking in the next few months. The Audience – 26th May, Bristol Improv Theatre   Our fantastic friends at the…
Introducing Sam Jarman: Editor-at-large for Rising Ape Collective (2/13/2017) - Veteran followers will have spotted the uptick in articles published on the RA site in the last couple of weeks. Now he’s got his feet under the WordPress dashboard, we can announce it’s all thanks to the efforts of Sam Jarman, the new editor for…
The Audience gets Bristolians talking with algorithms (1/3/2017) - ‘Really clever concept, good fun and I really liked the way the science is woven in!’ – Audience member ‘I feel grotty’ – Another Audience member After a busy 2016, Rising Ape squeezed one more event in before the end of…
Memories made in a night of brain exploration (10/16/2016) - Last month our latest event Memory Makers took place at the At-Bristol Data Dome (the big silver ball on Millenium Square). In full dome 360 projection, we featured an exclusive look at the game Cascade and how it’s transforming what’s going on in…
Your Choice set goes down a storm at Green Man (9/8/2016) - Last month, Rising Ape took Your Choice: The Game to a field in the heart of Green Man Festival as part of the famous Einstein’s Garden, an area of the fest dedicated to exploring science, nature and other wild ideas.…
Memory Makers in the Planetarium (9/7/2016) - On 27th September, Rising Ape enters the At-Bristol Planetarium dome to bring you a unique journey into a truly mysterious world: Your own brain. In partnership with Fayju Games and the University of Bath, Memory Makers will be an evening of unlikely…
Green Man 2016 Round Up (9/3/2016) - Running our events, sometimes you know how things will go and sometimes you just have to trust it will work. Sometimes you’ll even be surprised. Running our events in a field at a music festival? You’re guaranteed all three possibilities. The…
Join us in the Garden again… At Green Man Festival 2016 (6/7/2016) - Woop woop! The Rising Ape is waving his favourite mango around his head which means, if we consult our English to Ape dictionary, that he is returning to Einstein’s Garden at Green Man Festival for a second year! Hooray! What’s…
Your Choice comes to Cardiff (4/19/2016) - We’re pleased to announce that Rising Ape Presents… Your Choice is coming to Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff on the 23rd of May! Join us in this amazing venue to hear the stories of people involved in clinical trials and create your own…
Listen below to Judys take on keeping her family and friends lighthearted Cancer research and stories in unlikely places – Your Choice in Bristol (3/20/2016) - Cancer research is done all over the world. Sometimes even in Bristol’s theatres… Back in January, a lovely audience flooded into a temporary CRUK-funded research centre in the basement of the Polish Ex-Service Mens’ Club, otherwise known as the Bristol Improv…
Your Choice: Stories and games following the threads of cancer clinical trials (12/16/2015) - What will you choose to do about cancer?  Join us for an inspiring night of interactive games and verbatim theatre taking you on the journeys of patients, clinicians and researchers involved in cancer clinical trials. Where: Bristol Improv Theatre, Bristol When: 27th…
cancer research uk rising ape event bristol Rising Ape + Cancer Research UK + BIT = Something special soon… (10/21/2015) - This summer Cancer Research UK Cardiff approached Rising Ape Collective and asked if we’d like to develop an immersive event based around clinical trials and patient involvement. After successful initial discussions, planning and research, we are very pleased to now start shouting about it!…
What went down in Life on Mars: The Gameshow at Einstein’s Garden, Green Man Festival 2015 (9/6/2015) - ***TRANSMISSION BEGINS*** We made it back. Thanks to the Rising Ape Space Agency  we have returned from Mars and finished our thorough debrief with the professional medical staff here at RASA Mission Control in Bristol. But the memories of our…
Eruption! ft. Nicky Young… The Movie! (6/29/2015) - It’s fair to say that ‘Rising Ape Presents… Eruption!’ was a blast. You became vulcanologists for the evening, vulcanologists who knew a surprising amount about the career of Pierce Brosnan. Using your in-depth knowledge of lava flows, increasing pH levels and…
Rising Ape announced at Green Man Festival (5/5/2015) - Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, other Unidentified Life Forms of every gender dimension. The Rising Ape Space Agency is gearing up for its second trip to the Red Planet, this time with our friends at the legendary Einstein’s Garden…
terry Pratchett is dead rising ape We were christened by Terry Pratchett… (sort of) (3/25/2015) - By Antony Poveda “Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.”– Terry Pratchett It was a torrential summer’s day in Bristol last year. James and I were taking three hours,…
Enter The Bat Cave Evaluo-Gram! (3/22/2015) - Last month we welcomed 40 brave amateur spelunkers into the bat cave recently discovered in the basement of the Bristol Improv Theatre. Not only did you become experts in identifying cuddly rubber bats but you also kindly filled out our…
rising ape Debrief: Enter the Bat Cave (3/13/2015) - It’s that time again when we sit back and reflect on last month’s proceedings. As February’s Rising Ape event was bat themed, I’m tempted to say I’m sat in an old, cold and creaky castle, in a deep and dusty…
Microbat Photo by Neal Foster Want to adopt a bat with Avon Bat Group? (2/26/2015) - A BIG thank you to Kiri and Stuart from the Avon Bat Group for coming to Enter the Bat Cave and showing off the beautiful little animals they have in their care. Everyone really enjoyed getting up close and personal…
Life on Mars Infrographic Life on Mars Evaluato-Graphic (2/15/2015) - We asked for your thoughts after our last Presents… event, and here is a snapshot of what you said. Thank you for your feedback!
ENTER THE BAT CAVE Ft. Batwoman Heather Nichol (2/11/2015) - Plunge into the depths of one of Bristol’s darkest bat caves – a place where the echoes of lost souls linger and haunt the footsteps of all those who enter. Fleeting silhouettes of winged creatures lay claim to these walls,…
Debrief: Life on Mars (2/1/2015) - It’s been just over a week since our first event, Life on Mars, and we thought now would be the perfect time to sit back and reflect on it. Firstly, we’d like to thank everyone for coming along and making…
LIFE ON MARS FT. MICHAELA MUSILOVA (1/10/2015) - Welcome to a night of knowledge, excitement, exploration and (ethanolic) excess.* (*Please drink reasonably, but feel free to consume knowledge and excitement in rampant abundance.) You are officially invited to join colony #001, the first human settlement on Mars. The…