Being 747 are a scientific rock band which bring large-scale musical performances and science rock opera to schools. Their ‘natural history musical’ comes with visuals, costumes and really wild props that tells the story of the evolution of life on Earth through the medium of pop music. Pop music and science fact come together in a full-on rock show that tells the story of evolution through 14 catchy songs, dramatic narration, incredible visuals and really wild props.
Ever seen a prehistoric mollusc play the guitar? How about a drumming buffalo or perhaps even a bass-playing frog? All of this and a whole lot more can be witnessed in Being 747’s natural history musical show. The 55-minute show takes audiences of all ages on a journey through time from the first forms of single-cell life swimming about in the primordial soup right through to the complexity of the modern day’s flora and fauna. Imagine a cross between ‘War of the Worlds’ and ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ and you are getting close to realising this stunning concept show.
With full relevance to the national science curriculum and plenty of cross-curricular potential with performing arts, Being 747’s show will leave you both entertained and educated with a truly innovative and creative way of teaching biology. If Charles Darwin was alive today, he would probably be the first to stage-dive into the mosh-pit.
Being 747 has performed it’s biology and natural history theatre shows in primary and secondary schools up and down the country for the last few years. They have also been a rampant success when unleashed upon the science festival circuit and always receive a fantastic response.
“Weird and wonderful” The Sunday Express
“A Fantastic evolutionary journey through the use of music which captivated pupils from start to finish” The King’s School, Wakefield
“A punchy and really enjoyable learning experience – the students were soon engaged and clapping and singing along with enthusiasm. So refreshing to see Science taught through the medium of the Expressive Arts.” Penair School, Truro, Cornwall
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