10 March, 2003

****OPERATIONAL NOTE: PHOTO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES **** ****09.30 AM THURSDAY 13 MARCH 2003 AT THE +DARWIN CENTRE, LONDON**** Media should arrive at the Queen?s Gate Entrance to the Darwin Centre Two innovative *NESTA-funded educational projects join forces next week (Thurs 13 March) at the Natural History Museum?s new Darwin Centre for an exciting hands-on opportunity to create music and visuals inspired by Antarctic science. Students and members of the public can create a piece of cool music with the BAFTA award-winning Antarctic Waves. British Antarctic Survey and Braunarts, creators of this innovative software, will demonstrate how to ?surf? through a glacier or fly with an albatross to make a great composition. Young people can delve into the world of VJ (VJ-ing is like DJ-ing but with video clips and music) and test their creative skills in a VJ playground with artists from VJs.net including Coldcut?s Matt Black and leading VJ outfits Headspace and Raya.

Issued by the British Antarctic Survey Press Office Linda Capper tel: 01223 221448, mobile 07714 233744 email l.capper@bas.ac.uk or Athena Dinar tel: 01223 221414, mobile: 07740 822229 email: a.dinar@bas.ac.uk

To preview Antarctic Waves check out: www.antarcticwaves.com

To preview VJs.net check out: www.vjs.net

*Find out more about the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA) at www.nesta.org.uk +Find out more about the Natural History Museum?s Darwin Centre at www.nhm.ac.uk/

Picture Editors: Photographs and video footage of Antarctica are available from the BAS Press Office.