Welcome to the world of Ensonglopedia

COVID-19 NEWS: We have added a column to our list of upcoming performances to let you know the current cancellation / postponement status of each performance. Stay healthy. See you at a live gig soon, and in the meantime, surf this site for lots of digital content.

Even newer newsflash!!!

We have been commissioned to write a series of songs about people’s relationship with nature during the lockdown. You can help the project by filling in this survey (there’s also a version of the survey aimed at young people).

We will be sharing the fruits of this project in late September.

Newsflash!

We are currently releasing a brand new song about science every week, for 26 weeks, in alphabetical order. We’ve so far got as far as G for Gut-Brain Axis – click the YouTube embeds above. We need your suggestions for what these songs should be about – please contact us to let us know what we should be singing about.

Newsflash!

We are currently releasing a brand new science song (approximately) every week! So far, A is for Apollo 11 and B is for Black Hole.

An Ensonglopedia is a musical and alphabetical adventure, with a range of songs on a single theme.

Three Ensonglopedias are currently touring the UK, one Ensonglopedia is currently in production, and there are two shorter Ensonglopedias that were created for specific occasions.

Ensonglopedia is the brainchild of John Hinton.

The six Ensonglopedias are:

Ensonglopedia of Science
Ensonglopedia of Animals
Ensonglopedia of British History
Ensonglopedia of the Human
Ensonglopedia of Plants
 

© Alex Brenner

© Alex Brenner

© Alex Brenner

© Alex Brenner

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© Andy O’Hara

© Andy O’Hara

Upcoming performances

Date & timePlaceShowTickets & more infoCovid-19 update
Tue 31 Mar ’20Montgomery Theatre, SheffieldEnsonglopedia of British History + songwriting workshopPostponed until hopefully later this year
Sat 4 Apr ’20Citadel, LiverpoolEnsonglopedia ‘Best of’Free entryPostponed
Sun 5 Apr ’20Kirkgate Arts, Cockermouth, CumbriaEnsonglopedia of British HistoryHerePostponed
Tue 28 Apr ’20Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine, Guy’s Hospital LondonEnsonglopedia of the Human (work in progress)Cancelled
Fri 1 May ’20Oxford Brookes UniversityEnsonglopedia of British HistoryPostponed until Sat 3rd October
Sun 3, 17 & 24 May ’20 at 2:30pmThe Warren: Theatre Box, Brighton FringeEnsonglopedia of the Human (work in progress)Festival postponed; the finished piece will be at Brighton Fringe in May 2020.
Sat 16 May ’20The Old Town Hall, Hemel HempsteadEnsonglopedia of AnimalsHerePostponed
Sat 30 May ’20The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, HavantEnsonglopedia of British HistoryPostponed
Thu 25 – Sat 27 June ’20Lancashire Science Festival, PrestonEnsonglopedia of SciencePostponed
Sun 28 June ’20Waterside, Sale, Greater ManchesterEnsonglopedia of AnimalsHereRescheduled to Saturday 30th Jan – tickets here
Sun 12 July ’20Royal Society, LondonEnsonglopedia ‘Best of’Postponed indefinitely
Thu 23 July ’20BIG Stem Conference, CardiffNow That’s What I Call A Lot Of Songs About ScienceOpen to delegates onlyTook place online instead
Wed 26 Aug ’20NoR CEL Conference, St AndrewsEnsonglopedia ‘Best of’Open to delegates onlyPostponed until August 2021
Fri 21 – Sun 23 Aug ’20Einstein’s Garden, Green Man FestivalEnsonglopedia compilation gigFestival cancelled, hopefully we’ll be on the 2021 line-up

“Wow!  What a selection. What a demonstration of the immense range of science… OUTSTANDING SHOW”
Fringe Review on Ensonglopedia of Science [Click for full review]

“Gloriously intricate lyrics and a few audacious rhymes complete a tightly-packed hour which demands your full attention but rewards it with plenty of offbeat humour… A geeky treat”
★★★★ Fringe Guru on Ensonglopedia of Science [Click for full review]

“Ensonglopedia of Animals is a riot and Hinton is a passionate and imaginative entertainer who deserves full marks for the energy, creativity and lyrical content of his work.”
★★★★ Broadway Baby [click for full review]

“Infectiously fun, genuinely clever, and impossible to dislike… Brilliant!”
Brighton and Hove News on Ensonglopedia of Animals [click for full review]

Ensonglopedia of Science: nominated for the Primary Times Children’s Choice Award, Brighton Fringe 2017

Ensonglopedia of British History
Nominated for Brighton Fringe Broadway Bobby Award 2019
[click here for proof!]