Dancers performing The Imagination Museum in Southampton

19th October 2019

The Imagination Museum:

Mayflower 400 National Civil War Centre, Newark

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We will be bringing The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 to Newark on Saturday 19th October 2019.

At the National Civil War Centre,  14 Appleton Gate, Newark, NG24 1JY

Performances at 11, 1 and 3pm (standard entry to the museum applies but there is no additional event charge)

Tickets to the performances are free, but must be booked in advance here  https://www.palacenewarktickets.com/calendar/2019-10-19  

PLUS: Join us for a free tea/coffee and activities for children and their grown-ups after our performances; a chance to find out more about the Mayflower story. 

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 performances 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: www.mayflower400uk.org.

Performance credits

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

Workshop designed and facilitated by Ruth Pigott

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.  

National Civil War Centre

Access Information


14 Appleton Gate


NG24 1JY


Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance. Donations are welcome.

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19th October 2019

11, 1, 3pm

Many thanks to our Supporters