Few of us truly knew what to expect in 2012 when South Kesteven District Council staged the first Gravity Fields Festival. We had a shared belief with our partners on the Steering Group that a festival commemorating Sir Isaac Newton - born and brought up locally - was a perfect fit and worthy of our investment.
It was a long overdue celebration of a man considered by many to be the greatest and most influential scientist and thinker who ever lived.
What we were treated to was simply awe-inspiring, from the breadth and scope of speakers to exhibitions that widened our understanding of Newton's work and outdoor events that literally stopped the traffic. Grantham's finale showstopper, drawing 15,000 people to the town, will live long in the memory.