Tom Inniss Journalist and podcaster

Festival of the Spoken Nerd – Full Frontal Nerdity review

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Who knew that spreadsheets, maths, and songs about science would be so entertaining?!

This was another one of those shows where I had next to no idea what to expect when going in. I promise I didn’t book tickets having misread the title. I actual fact I am incredibly geeky, and was intrigued to see how they were going to make what are considered quite niche subjects entertaining for the “non nerdy”.

I am delighted to report that this wasn’t your stereotypical group of nerds, socially awkward and lacking in stage presence. No, these are 3 people who are passionate about maths, spreadsheets and singing about science. The show had fire, electrocuting pickles, optical illusions, ukelele playing and actual jokes about Excel and flash. They even broke out an overhead projector and a binary scarf.

This is by far the best show I have seen at the festival, and has to be up there as one of the best shows I have seen in a very long time. It may be because I understood the geeky nature of their humour, or it may have been due to their inviting and warm stage presence. It  could have been because it was actually a highly informative, entertaining and refreshing take on a traditionally exclusive subject. I suspect it is all 3.

I cannot recommend this enough to every single person I meet. *****

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Tom Inniss

Tom is a journalist and feature writer with interests in politics, technology and culture. He currently works as the editor of Voice - an online magazine for young people interested in art and culture.

Tom Inniss Journalist and podcaster

Tom Inniss

Tom is a journalist and feature writer with interests in politics, technology and culture. He currently works as the editor of Voice - an online magazine for young people interested in art and culture.

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