A FREE two-day festival showcasing cutting-edge technology and inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers kicks off today.

The Tomorrow festival will be at the Steam Museum to showcase family-friendly interactive exhibits from the Science Museum and host inspiring talks from enthusiasts and experts including UK Space Agency member Libby Jackson and author Brian Clegg

Libby will revel the latest plans for the UK in missions to the Moon while Brian will explain how to build a time machine.

The Discovery Zone will feature a planetarium, artificial intelligence training with Intel, and offer more activities from the UK Research and Innovation group and leading universities and companies.

Rod Hebden is the director of New Elements, which is organising the festival with Steam.

He said: “We’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by the positive response we’ve had from sponsors, exhibitors and the public.

“The range of talks, shows and activities which these world leading organisations are bringing is incredible, and the Swindon public have shown that they have a real appetite for science and engineering, booking up the tickets far faster than we had ever anticipated.”

The festival sold out of advance entry tickets two weeks ago but more will be available on the door, subject to availability. Any remaining tickets to talks and shows will also be available to book when visitors arrive.

For more information, visit www.scienceswindon.com