GREEN MAN FESTIVAL August 20th-21st, Brecon Beacons, Wales
Einstein’s Garden Perfomances: Saturday 20th7.00pm and Sunday 21st, 12.00pm
Geodesic Dome Workshops: Saturday 20th, 1.00pm and Sunday 21st, 3.30pm
BRITISH SCIENCE FESTIVAL Sunday 11th September, 7pm, The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
OTLEY SCIENCE FESTIVAL Thursday 17th November
UNIVERSITY OF READING Sunday 11th  December 19.00 Minghella Building, Bob Kayley Theatre,                          Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6BT

A series of workshops will accompany the Everything and Nothing performances, led by PhD topologist and Maths Busker Dr Katie Steckles. The workshop will try to explain the mathematics behind 'Everything and Nothing', as well as tell the story of the Poincaré Conjecture and its eventual solution. Incorporating explanation, performance, and audience interaction, the workshop is suitable for all ages, and will be followed by the opportunity to ask questions about any of the mathematics covered, or other related maths topics.

Workshops will occur on the same day as each show, either before or after the performance, at the dates and locations listed below. The venue for the workshop will be in the vicinity of the performance, and full details will be posted as they are obtained.

There is a series of YouTube videos which have been produced, covering the content from the workshops. They will be uploaded one at a time over the course of the week leading up to the performance in Reading on 11th December. The videos are below, and a playlist of all seven videos can be found here.

If you would like to book a performance of the workshop, please contact Dorothy Ker.

Katie Steckles in action at the workshop at Green Man Festival

The images below are from the workshop at the British Science Festival in Bradford, September 2011. They show some of the models created by workshop attendees when asked to make shapes with no holes, one hole, or multiple holes. While some of the shapes are quite different from each other, as long as they have the same number of holes they are homomorphic, and can be deformed from one to the other.