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New dance and heritage project commemorating the Mayflower 400 anniversary awarded funding from Arts Council England

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01/02/2018

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project will bring to life museum collections and heritage sites through fun and engaging dance performances and workshops. It will draw on the historic story of the Mayflower’s voyage from England to America, and will begin in North Nottinghamshire and culminate in Plymouth. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth in September 1620, and the 400th anniversary will be commemorated nationwide.


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From 2019 – 2020, the project will tour to 19 venues across the Midlands and South West of England, including museums, heritage sites, schools, community centres and churches. Each performance will be different, drawing on workshops with the local community at each venue to develop the core dance piece, and providing opportunities for community groups to perform alongside professional dancers.

Choreographer Katie Green says - “We are thrilled to have been supported through the Arts Council’s Strategic Touring programme to develop our work with dance and museums. This funding, along with the support of our other partners, enables us to work closely with communities in three key regions. We’re particularly excited to work with people who may be new to dance or museums.”

Dancers performing at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery before its closure in 2016
Photo June Gamble

To find out more about how you can get involved in The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project, contact katie@madebykatiegreen.co.uk.

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, Plymouth, West Lindsey, Nottinghamshire and Bassetlaw District Councils and the Surf the Wave programme, and also delivered in partnership with the Pilgrim Roots Regional Partnership, Transported, The Point, Plymouth Dance and Plymouth Culture.

For more information about the national Mayflower 400 commemoration, please visit: www.mayflower400uk.org/about

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