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The Imagination Museum at Westbury

In 1620, a small group of men, women and children from Hampshire were on a ship called the Mayflower when it undertook a historic journey from England to America lasting 66 days.

In performances of The Imagination Museum, three eccentric tour guides - Mildred, Henrietta and Harriet - will use movement, text and music to look at what it was like to make that journey, as well as thinking about the other sea journeys undertaken by the Admirals of the Fleet who once owned Westbury Manor, and the huge numbers of men, women and children who have made their own brave and pioneering journeys from or to the county in the 400 years since the Mayflower set sail.

We will think about what it’s like to embark on a dangerous journey, the likes of which were undertaken by the Admirals of the Fleet and also what it’s like to be left behind. What do you take with you, and what do you have to give up? What does it mean to try to make a start in a new place? 

This free performance (40 minutes) will take place at 11am and 2pm and will be accompanied by free craft workshops and a chance to chat with the company over tea or coffee.

A story about ordinary people, their life-changing journeys, determination and the extraordinary things it makes people do.

 

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