The Big Bounce 2022

A festival of physics for the East End of Glasgow.


The Big Bounce is a celebration of physics, curiosity and innovation, created with and for communities in the East End of Glasgow. The festival is part of the Limit Less campaign.

It will return to the Barrowland Ballroom and other community venues in the East End on the 30 October weekend 2022, with all events and activities free of charge.

For updates on the launch of the festival programme, follow IOP Scotland on Facebook or Twitter. Details will be released in mid-July.

The Big Bounce 2021: two-minute snapshot

In October 2021 we held our first in-person festival for families at the Barrowland. You can now watch two amazing, live-recorded, family science theatre shows from the weekend, and even more from the online festival in 2020.

The Big Bounce is the new name for the Festival of Physics, previously held annually at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh.

For enquiries, please email [email protected].

The Big Bounce 2021: a man and woman performing a fire trick

The Kids Who Fell to Earth at the Big Bounce 2021