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Gainsborough Old Hall, Gainsborough

Saturday, 25 May

Free

Made by Katie Green presents The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400

With special permission from the team at Gainsborough Old Hall we are presenting a free, invitation-only performance of dance/history piece The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 on-site at the Old Hall at 5.30pm on Saturday 25th May.

Members of the local community are warmly invited to join us for this special performance. There will be no admission fee to the building at this time and no cost for watching the performance, which will take place mainly in the Great Hall.

 

What is The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 ?

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 is a dance/history performance in which 3 eccentric tour guides - Mildred, Henrietta and Harriet (played by professional dancers Sarah Blanc, Megan Griffiths and Lucy Starkey) - will lead you on a journey through history, using movement, text and music to explore what it was really like for many of the passengers who undertook a historic journey from England to America aboard the Mayflower in 1620. Many of these brave and pioneering passengers started their journey in small communities around Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.

“I thought it was fabulous, really moving” 

“the reaction was amazing last night! The children sat in front of us nearly fell out of their seats they were so excited…so innovative and visual.” (feedback from audience members)

Responding to artefacts, stories, sites and ideas from across Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Hampshire and Plymouth, The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 will look again at the story of the Mayflower passengers, considering who they really were, why they were making a journey they weren’t prepared for, and what they did to survive.

A story about a group of ordinary people, their life-changing journey, determination, and the extraordinary things it makes people do.

 

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project is produced by Made By Katie Green, supported financially using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England as part of the Strategic Touring programme, Hampshire Cultural Trust, The Box, West Lindsey, Plymouth, Nottinghamshire County and Bassetlaw District Councils and Surf the Wave, and also delivered in partnership with the Pilgrim Roots Regional Partnership, Transported, The Point, Plymouth Dance and Plymouth Culture

Pricing and availability

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Venue

Gainsborough Old Hall

Parnell Street

Gainsborough

DN21 2NB

Directed by Katie Green

Choreographed by Katie Green in collaboration with performers: Sarah Blanc, Megan Griffiths and Lucy Starkey

Writing: Anna Selby

Composition: Max Perryment

Costume design: Berit Laageide

Dramaturg: Tom Cornford

Company Producer: Claire Morton

Local Producer: Maggy Watkins

Audience development and marketing consultant: Ceri Brierley

Evaluation: Elsa Urmston

Photography: Owen Benson and Steve Hatton

Filming: Roswitha Chesher

With particular thanks to Victoria Mason, Anna Scott and Andrea Martin for helping us to make our performances happen at Gainsborough Old Hall.

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project is produced by Made By Katie Green, supported financially using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England as part of the Strategic Touring programme, Hampshire Cultural Trust, The Box, West Lindsey, Plymouth, Nottinghamshire County and Bassetlaw District Councils and Surf the Wave, and also delivered in partnership with the Pilgrim Roots Regional Partnership, Transported, The Point, Plymouth Dance and Plymouth Culture

Access information is available on the Gainsborough Old Hall website here https://www.gainsborougholdhall.com/assets/downloads/AccessStatementForGainsboroughOldHall.pdf

How long will the performance last?

The performance will last about 40 minutes.

Will there be reserved seating?

No - there will only be limited seating available, children and young people may wish to sit on the floor, others will have to stand (do let us know in advance on [email protected] if you have access requirements that mean you will need a seat). If possible, any prams/pushchairs should be left outside the Great Hall - we will let you know where you can leave them safely on the day.

Can I bring along the whole family?

Yes, the piece is suitable for all ages, you just need to make sure you reserve a free space for everyone who's coming as we have limited capacity in the Great Hall. 

Will I be able to just turn up on the day?

We will have some capacity to allow access to the performance on the day (on a first-come-first-served basis), but it is highly recommended that you book online in advance to avoid disappointment if the performance is already fully booked.

Will I be able to get refreshments on-site if the building is closed to the general public?

Yes, if you arrive from 5pm, the cafe will stay open until the performance starts at 5.30pm.

Do I need to bring a printed version of my ticket to the performance?

No, we will have a list of names of people who have booked on the door, or you could bring your ticket confirmation on your phone if you area able to do so.

Are there any other times when I will be able to see the work?

During the day on Saturday 25th May, we will be presenting 2 other performances of The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 at Gainsborough Old Hall at 11.30am and 2pm; join the company after these earlier performances for a free tea or coffee and chat, and dance/craft activities for children and families. For these performances, standard entry charge to the Old Hall applies 11am-5pm; there will be no additional event charge for performances/workshops.

We will also be performing The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 at Gainsborough United Reformed Church on the 11th May as part of West Lindsey Churches Festival - these performances will also be free, and will take place at 11am and 2pm - https://imaginationmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/john-robinson-memorial-urc-church 

Where can I find out more about The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project?

Visit our website: https://imaginationmuseum.co.uk/ 

There will be opportunities for local people to join us, performing in a community celebration Imagination Museum performance in Gainsborough on the 28th November 2019 - let us know if you'd like to get involved!

Any other questions?

Please don't hesitate to contact Katie on [email protected] .

Organiser

Made By Katie Green

Made By Katie Green is a contemporary dance company using dance, text and music to respond to places where you would not usually expect to find a dance performance. Most recently we have done this through our 'Dancing in Museums' and 'Dancing in Caves' projects. We are interested in telling stories about what it means to be human, what this has meant throughout history and how what has happened in the past affects us now. We want to create vibrant, memorable, moving work, and to do this in all kinds of places for a range of different audiences.