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Great British Bake Off star to host ‘bakineering’ event in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 11:05 28 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:22 28 September 2018

Bake Off 2016 contestant Andrew Smyth. Photo: PA Archive

Bake Off 2016 contestant Andrew Smyth. Photo: PA Archive

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A finalist from 2016’s Great British Bake Off will be giving baking demonstrations as part of the The Norwich Science Festival.

Andrew Smyth, who was in the same series as Kate Barmby from Brooke, will be hosting Bakineering in Space as part of The Norwich Science Festival next month.

The event is described as “a gastronomic journey into orbit” in which Andrew – who is both passionate about baking and has a degree in aerospace engineering - will answer questions such us “how can meringue explain how astronauts explore space?”

Since his time on Bake Off, Andrew has appeared in cooking segments on ITV’s Lorraine, baked a jet engine cake for Prince William and delivered a number of other “bakineering” demonstrations across the country.

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Bakineering in Space will take place at Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form In Norwich on October 23. Tickets cost £6 and the event starts at 2pm.

The Norwich Science Festival runs from October 19-27 and the packed programme of more than 130 events features everything from drone racing to in-depth talks on women in science.

This year’s theme is “our future world” which organisers hope will inspire people to explore the science and technology shaping the future.

Chris Packham is headlining the festival with a humorous exploration into “conservation, self-empowerment and activism”.

Other speakers include BAFTA winning Cbeebies presenter Maddie Moate and international explorer Benedict Allen, with an account of his latest solo adventure in Papua New Guinea.

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