StrongWomen Science is a brand-new circus science show at Edinburgh Science Festival starring two women scientists turned circus performers.

If you have ever wanted to know how you balance a chair on your chin, if you can juggle liquid, or how circus performers eat fire? In this fun, lively and fast-paced family show StrongWomen Aoife (an engineer) and Maria (a chemist) reveal the scientific secrets behind their astounding tricks.

StrongWomen Science doesn’t only illustrate scientific facts. It seeks to promote enquiry, inventiveness and accessibility in science and technology, making it open to all, in particular youngwomen and girls.

In addition to demonstrating scientific principles in fun and accessible ways, the show looks at the worth of failure and the power of teamwork, both shared by science and circus. Because when science meets circus, anything’s possible.