Niamh Shaw & Andrew Smyth | Part of Science Week 2018
Tue 13 + Wed 14 Nov | 7:30pm | Main Space
How can a retro dessert explain how astronauts safely return to Earth?
What connects molten sugar and micro-meteorite protection?
How would you even bake bread in space?
British Council Ireland are delighted to present ‘Baking in Space’, a Science Week family event with Andrew Smyth, aerospace engineer and Great British Bake Off finalist, and Dr Niamh Shaw, scientist, performer and space explorer for an evening of all things space, food and baking.
With special guests from the European Space Agency, together they will explore the surprising connections between everyday bakes and the extraordinary engineering that helps keep astronauts alive in space.
With lots of live demonstrations, tasting and audience interaction, your curiosity will be whisked, stirred, and taken out of this world…
About Andrew Smyth:
Andrew Smyth is an engineer, baker and presenter who gained a nationwide following for his outrageously engineered creations when he reached the final of BBC’s The Great British Bake Off in 2016. He divides his time between Aerospace research, presenting events and contributing to TV, radio & online features. He has toured his live “bakineering” show around the UK and has even baked a rotating jet engine cake for Prince William. Constantly curious, he is inspired by flying machines of all sorts and has dreams of becoming a science broadcaster. Cakesmyth.com
About Niamh Shaw:
Dr Niamh Shaw is an engineer, scientist, performer and explorer of all things Space who recently brought her one woman show ‘Diary of a Martian Beekeeper’ to Smock Alley Theatre as part of Engineers week 2018. She is actively pursuing her dream to get to space and has participated in a simulated Mars mission in the Utah desert, experienced microgravity on a Zero G parabolic flight and makes theatre shows about her mission to space. A regular on TV and radio, she has spoken internationally & presented her work at ESA’s cultural event Spacerocks Live! Wired UK Live!, New Scientist Live!, World Science Festival and more. She speaks at NASA Johnson Space Centre, US on Nov 7th about her work at their 3rd Cross-Industry Innovation Summit. She is delighted to be working for the third year running with British Council Ireland for Science week, and with CIT Blackrock Castle Obervatory, Cork as their artist in residence since 2014.
‘Baking in Space’ is a Science Week 2018 event created in partnership with British Council Ireland, Dr Niamh Shaw and CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory. It is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and supported by Yakult.
Running Time : 90 mins