20-23 July 2023 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Culture AT BLUEDOT

award-winning visual arts and exclusive commissions, side-splitting comedy and insightful debate

From award-winning visual arts and exclusive commissions to side-splitting comedy and insightful debate, bluedot’s arts and culture programme has seen us collaborate with the likes of The Observer and Rough Trade Books plus Tim Burgess’ much-loved Listening Parties. Comedy highlights have included Adam Buxton’s BUG!, Stewart Lee in conversation, and appearances from Lolly Adefope and Kiri Pritchard-Mclean. Our Notes arena has hosted specially-curated sessions featuring Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite, Kelly Lee Owens, Helen Pankhurst, Delia Derbyshire Day and David Prowse, while original arts commissions have seen us collaborate with Brian Eno, Daito Manebe, Luke Jerram, Alison Smith, Groove Armada and Mogwai. By night, live art and performance bring Jodrell Bank to life, with twilight parades weaving throughout the arena after dark, the new Fire Garden experience with the award-winning Walk The Plank, and original commission of visuals and ambient music created in partnership with Greenaway & Greenaway and Jodrell Bank each night on the face of the monolithic Lovell Telescope.

PREVIOUS ARTS AND CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS

Helen Pankhurst · Brian Eno · Richard Dawkins · Carole Cadwalladr · MUSA OKWONGA · Paul Foot · John Robins · Clangers · Daito Manebe · Wallace and Gromit · Knightmare Live · Robin Ince · ROY · Greenpeace · Extinction Rebellion · Delia Derbyshire Day

Luminarium, 2022
Planetarium, 2016
Twilight Parade, 2022
Fire Garden, 2022
SIGNAL by Greenaway and Greenaway, 2022