Baking in space
Thursday 26 November 2020 -
20:00 to 21:00

Space champion, Dr. Niamh Shaw and Great British Bake Off finalist, Andrew Smyth, will bring you on a journey from Earth to the Moon and back, with demos and bakes directly to your kitchens. Join them as they 'Bake to the Future'!  

How will we live in the future?  

What will we eat?  

Will we run out of flour again? 

Lifting off from Earth and headed for the Moon, ‘Baking In Space – Bake to the Future' will explore our planet in lockdown, how we have learned to adapt and the parallels between living in space and living during COVID. 

With special guests including Helen Sharman, the first British astronaut, representatives from the European Space Agency and a range of Irish researchers, together we will explore the surprising connections between everyday bakes and the extraordinary engineering that helps keep astronauts alive in space.

Packed with live demos, baking, space, scientists, engineering (aerospace/food), psychology and activities for families to do at home, we look to a Future Earth in another exciting space baking show!

'Baking In Space' is suitable for a general family audience, age 8+.

Get Involved!

  • Book your FREE tickets on Eventbrite;
  • Download the Ark's 'Bake to the Future' creative activity pack (attached below). It's full of fun experiments, bakes and creative activities for all the family

  • In the days running up to the show, be sure to follow us on Twitter  and Facebook  and watch our 'Bake to the Future' video series. Niamh and Andrew will share some great space foodie facts and set some challenges for you to try at home;

  • Share photos of your creations with us on social media. Remember to tag #BakingInSpace.

British Council Ireland are delighted to bring ‘Baking In Space – Bake to the Future’ to Cork Discovers European Researchers' Night, working with University College Cork, UCC Academy, Cork Learning City and a range of other partners and inviting audiences from across the region and beyond to join in the fun. With lots of live demonstrations, tasting and audience interaction, your curiosity will be whisked, stirred, and taken out of this world… 

Event Information

Thursday 26 November – 20:00 (NL time) –  Cork Discovers 

  • The online family show will last approximately 1hr and is suitable for ages 8+.
  • A link and joining instructions will be sent by email within 1 week prior to the show.

About Baking In Space 2020

‘Baking In Space – Bake to the Future’ is part of Cork Discovers, a European Researchers' Night project funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 955330. It is an initiative created in partnership with British Council Ireland, Dr Niamh Shaw and Andrew Smyth. 

The ‘Bake to the Future’ creative activity pack is by Dr. Niamh Shaw with recipes from Andrew Smyth. It is commissioned and produced by The Ark, Dublin in collaboration with British Council Ireland and is funded by Science Foundation Ireland for Science Week 2020.