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Aaarrtt on the High Seas

November 16, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

All aboard for a fun-filled day of fantastical adventure on the high seas, celebrating the Glynn Vivian’s new exhibition ‘The Mary Rose: People and Purpose’. Discover fascinating facts and sinister secrets about life on board this infamous ship in a series of workshops including animated theatre and creating your own Tudor play, digging for buried treasure, building a 3-Dimensional open world and designing and racing your own Tudor-themed self-propelled motor boats. You will need to keep your eyes peeled for clues on our Mary Rose themed gallery trail – find them all to discover the hidden secrets of the Mary Rose! With talks, performances, dress up and wandering minstrels this is going to be a day you will not want to miss.

This new exhibition provides an insight into the innovative design and global context of the famous ship. It explores the ship’s innovative design, Welsh connections and new scientific research through a variety of objects, including longbows, arrows, bowls, and shoes, which gives us a unique insight into Tudor history.


Schedule:

Family-friendly talk: ‘Pirates of the Mediterranean’, 11:30 and 12:30 (30 mins each) – no booking required

How did people from Spain, Italy and North Africa end up on the Mary Rose and what might pirates have to do with it?

Create your own Tudor Play, 13:00-14:00 – booking required (link below)

One hour to create and perform with David Britton, Professor of Dramaturgy, and Lighthouse Theatre.

Drop-in creative stations, 11:00-15:00 – no booking required

– Old school Animated Theatre – Dress up and animate yourself as you fight off or befriend a giant sea-monster in a theatrical, 3-dimensional cardboard theatre set.

– Digging for buried treasure – We are creating a giant desert island. Use a compass to search for buried clues that will help you complete the gallery trail. But be careful, if you don’t navigate correctly you will be in for a gruesome surprise!

– Come and collaborate in building a gigantic 3-Dimensional open world and turn it into Swansea’s biggest board game!

– Design and race your own self-propelled model boats in our Tudor-themed whacky races competition.

Come dressed as a pirate – win a prize for the best costume!


This event is part of the ‘Rediscovering Swansea: From Land to Sea’ hub series, by Swansea University.

Organiser

Swansea University

In partnership with

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, the Mary Rose Trust, Oriel Science, the Cultural Institute and the College of Engineering, Swansea University.

Contact email address

cultural-institute@swansea.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Organiser

Swansea University

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Description for print
All aboard for a fun-filled day of fantastical adventure on the high seas, celebrating the Glynn Vivian’s new exhibition 'The Mary Rose: People and Purpose'. Discover fascinating facts and sinister secrets about life on board this infamous ship!
Is booking required?
Yes
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
Rediscovering Swansea: from land to sea
Contact email address
cultural-institute@swansea.ac.uk
Event partners
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, the Mary Rose Trust, Oriel Science, the Cultural Institute and the College of Engineering, Swansea University.
Region
Wales
City/town
Swansea
Accessibility information
The gallery building is fully accessible to all visitors. Although there is no parking at the gallery, there are two parking bays for disabled people with appropriate permits, three one hour parking bays and two bays for coaches to alight, available directly outside. https://www.swansea.gov.uk/article/36752/Access
Image copyright information
The Mary Rose - (©Geoff Hunt, PPRSMA)

Venue

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Alexandra Road Swansea SA1 5DZ United Kingdom + Google Map
Accessibility information
The gallery building is fully accessible to all visitors. Although there is no parking at the gallery, there are two parking bays for disabled people with appropriate permits, three one hour parking bays and two bays for coaches to alight, available directly outside. https://www.swansea.gov.uk/article/36752/Access