We will be bringing The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 to Babworth on Thursday 7th November 2019 for a very special performance at a very important site in the story of the Mayflower Pilgrims. Richard Clyfton, a preacher at Babworth, was a key Separatist who inspired many to reject the established church and seek to organise their own church, including some of the leading Separatists who travelled on the Mayflower, William Brewster and William Bradford (see https://www.mayflower400uk.org for more information).
At All Saints' Church, Babworth (Babworth Rd, Retford DN22 8EP)
There will be a free performance open to the general public at 7pm; no booking required.
About the piece:
In The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400, 3 eccentric tour guides will lead you on a danced history tour, 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.
Playful, imaginative and moving, The Imagination Museum is a performance about determination and the extraordinary things that it makes ordinary people do.
"Awesome, grinned from ear to ear all the way through" (Audience member)
Suitable for all ages. The performance will last about 40 minutes.
The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project brings to life museum collections, heritage sites, historical stories and themes through fun and engaging dance performances and workshops. It draws on the historic story of the Mayflower’s voyage from England to America, and will begin in Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire, travel via Hampshire and culminate in Plymouth. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth in September 1620, and the 400th anniversary will be commemorated nationwide in 2020.
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 and Bassetlaw District Councils (including a contribution of Divisional Funding from Cllr Mike Quigley MBE and Cllr Susan Shaw) 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: https://www.mayflower400uk.org/about/
Directed by Katie Green
Choreographed and performed by: Sarah Blanc, Megan Griffiths and Lucy Starkey
Writing: Anna Selby
Composition: Max Perryment
Costume design: Anna Crilly and Berit Laageide
Dramaturg: Tom Cornford
With special thanks to those who have supported The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project through our Crowdfunding campaign: Kate McStraw, Sarah Blanc, Mike Gould, Ceri Brierley, Claire Morton, Joe Bates, Owen Benson, Ness Starkey, Nic Johns, Elsa Urmston, Elaine Knight, Fiona Griffiths, Heather Sabel, Sally Lewis, Samantha McDonald-Elliott, KJ Lawson-Mortimer, Emma McFarland, Gemma Ward, Amy O'Sullivan, Hannah Shimko, Emma Bouch, Bronwen Russell, Kane John Mills, Dani B Larsen, Jill Brown, Danielle Teale, Neil and Ann Bates, Simon Douglas, Lisa Bee, Liam Riddick, James Cousins and to our contributors who chose to remain anonymous.