The Happiness Project at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

I am the scientific director ("scienturg") for an exciting art-science theatre project which has a run Wednesday 26 - Sunday 30 August at Summerhall at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Why are young people in the UK unhappy? This question led to the creation of The Happiness Project, a piece of theatre that explores what happiness is in the hope of understanding ourselves a little bit better.

The company consists of 12 young artists and 6 academics. Directors Emma Higham and Tashi Gore introduced the project in a blog post and I wrote a blog post about the project and the science of happiness.

We will also have a run at the Roundhouse in London from Tuesday 3 – Saturday 14 November. The project is supported by a Small Arts Award from the Wellcome Trust.