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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.
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!
In partnership withGlynn Vivian Art Gallery, the Mary Rose Trust, Oriel Science, the Cultural Institute and the College of Engineering, Swansea University.
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