Saturday, 9 March 2013

Shackleton at Wymondham Arts Centre – the greatest survival story ever told



Head to Wymondham Arts Centre (Norfolk) on Saturday 23 March, 7pm start, for Shackleton the greatest survival story ever told. Geoff Selley recreates the original magic lantern lecture about Shackleton’s 1914-17 Antarctic expedition. Entry to the lecture is £10, with proceeds going to the Antarctic Heritage Trust, The South Georgia Heritage Trust and Save the Albatross and The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation.

Tickets are available from Arthur Lucas t. 01953 602214 or at Wymondham Arts Centre from 22 March, limited availability, book early.

Dr Hussey, a member of Shackleton’s expedition, toured Britain on his return from the Antarctic with a magic lantern show that featured images taken by Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer. Using Dr Hussey’s original notes, Geoff Selley recreates the lecture showing reproductions of Frank Hurley’s slides.

Shackleton tells the story of the ill-fated 1914-17 expedition, including the group’s survival after the loss of their ship, and Shackleton’s epic journey to South Georgia to bring help back to his stranded crew.

Wymondham Arts Centre is also staging Deep South from Friday, March 22 to Sunday, April 14. This exciting and vivid interpretation of Antarctica, featuring work by seven artists who met on a cruise to the region in 2009, including Norfolk artists Krys Leach and Tracy Myers, launches Wymondham Arts Centre’s 2013 season. The exhibition, which is curated by Krys Leach, is open daily: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday 12noon to 5pm, free entry.

Arthur Lucas, Chairman Wymondham Arts Forum project said: “The opportunity to host the lecture just ahead of the centenary of Shackleton’s epic voyage, in conjunction with the Deep South exhibition, was too good to be missed.  Geoff Selley will display artefacts from the expedition at the Arts Centre on the afternoon of Saturday 23 March and will discuss them informally with visitors.”

Wymondham Arts Centre is at Becket’s Chapel, Church Street, Wymondham NR18 0PH www.wymondhamarts.com, email info@wymondhamarts.com.