WORKSHOPS AND Signings at bluedot 2022

We’re so excited to reveal our line-up of limited-capacity workshops and artist signings at bluedot 2022. Explore the line-up and enjoy!


Curated by Jodrell Bank, our programme of workshops takes over Space Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday! Unless otherwise stated as ‘Drop-In’, all workshops require pre-registration. This can be done from 9am on the morning of the workshop, at the Info Point.


12:20 – 13:25: Making Rooms present Soldering Badges

13:50 – 15:05: Ohbot’s Robot Comedy Workshop

15:25 – 16:25: Cheshire Wildlife Trust: Wildflower Seed Bombs (Drop-In)

16:40 – 17:40: Floating Gardens with Practical Action

17:50 – 18:50: The Plastics Challenge with Practical Action


10:15 – 11:25: Science Grrl’s Dance Workshop

11:45 – 12:45: The Plastics Challenge with Practical Action

13:00 – 14:00: Floating Gardens with Practical Action

14:30 – 15:30: Galaxy Biscuit Decorating with Cottonopolis Women’s Institute (Drop-In)

15:45 – 16:45: Beginner’s Guide to Retrofit with Carbon Co-Op

17:00 – 17:45: Making Rooms present Soldering Badges

18:00 – 18:45: Making Rooms present Soldering Badges

Unfortunately due to staffing challenges, Aardman Animations are unable to join us at bluedot 2022.

If you miss out don’t worry – nearly all of our workshop hosts also have stands to check out. These include:

  • Making Rooms (based in Space Camp)
  • Science Grrl (based in Tranquility Base)
  • Cheshire Wildlife Trust (Tranquility Base)
  • Ohbot (Tranquility Base)
  • Carbon Co-Op (Tranquility Base)
  • Practical Action (Tranquility Base)


Calling all Jedis! Lightsaber Training returns to the vast realms of the bluedot cosmos. Tackle the universe with your newly acquired lightsaber tactics & become a Jedi pro by learning a small routine from the films. Daily sessions take place in the Star Fields, at or near to the Big Bang Stage.

Limited places available. Pre book sessions each day from the Info Point from 9am.

Times for all Lightsaber Training classes can be found on the bluedot 2022 app


We’re partnering with our friends at Blackwell for another bluedot with their on-site bookstore, and a schedule of signings running through the weekend across the site. Meet your favourite scientists, artists and writers and get a memento of the weekend.

Get down early to avoid disappointment and check out the Blackwell book store in the Star Fields, beside Notes!

13.00 · Matthew Cobb · Mission Control Signing Stall
15.00 · Elizabeth Garner · Mission Control Signing Stall
16.00 · Tim Burgess · Blackwell Store
16.00 · Nikita Gill · Blackwell Store
17.00 · Laura Bates · Blackwell Store

12.00 · Matt Parker and Bec Hill · Blackwell Store
13.00 · Jess Wade · Star Pavilion
14:00 · Catherine Green · Blackwell Store
16.00 · Tim Peake · Mission Control Signing Stall

12.00 · Maggie Aderin Pocock · Mission Control Signing Stall
13.00 · Dan Davis · Mission Control Signing Stall
13:00 · Dale Vince · Blackwell Store
14.00 · Libby Jackson · Mission Control Signing Stall
15.00 · Jim Al-Khalili · Mission Control Signing Stall
16:00 · Robin Ince · Blackwell Store
19:00 · Henge · bluedot Merch Stand

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