Free dance performances and workshops in Gainsborough this May

A series of playful, imaginative and moving dance performances and workshops, from multi award-winning choreographer Katie Green, come to Gainsborough in May 2019.

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400, Made By Katie Green (Photography Owen Benson Visuals; Performers Sarah Blanc, Megan Griffiths, Lucy Starkey)

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 is about determination and the extraordinary things that it makes ordinary people do, and is part of a three-year project leading up to the 2020 anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower. Many of the passengers on board the Mayflower were from this area.

Saturday 11 May

Gainsborough United Reformed Church, Church Street, Gainsborough DN21 2JR

Performances at 11am and 2pm

In association with West Lindsey’s Churches Festival
Free to attend, but donations welcome, no tickets needed – just turn up on the day

Saturday 25 May

Gainsborough Old Hall, Parnell Street, DN21 2NB

Performances at 11.30am and 2pm

Standard entry charge applies 11am-5pm, no additional event charge

“Awesome. Grinned from ear to ear all the way through.” – Audience member

Free performances (40 minutes) will be repeated throughout the day.

PLUS: Join us for a free tea/coffee and a chat and dance/craft activities for children after all our performances.

In The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400, 3 eccentric tour guides will lead you on a journey through history, using movement, text and music to explore what it was really like for many of the passengers from this area who travelled from England to America aboard the Mayflower in 1620.

Lincolnshire-born choreographer Katie Green says: “I am thrilled to be returning to Lincolnshire to respond to such a significant event in the area’s history. This is the very beginning of our Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project which starts this year in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire and will travel via Hampshire to Plymouth in October 2020, in line with the journey that people from this area took 400 years ago.”

To find out more about how you can get involved in The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project, contact katie@imaginationmuseum.co.uk and see www.imaginationmuseum.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, West Lindsey District Council, Plymouth City, Nottinghamshire County and Bassetlaw District Councils and Surf the Wave, and also delivered in partnership with the Pilgrim Roots Regional Partnership, Transported, The Point, Plymouth Dance and Plymouth Culture.

From 2019 – 2020, the project will tour to more than 20 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. The project will see 5,500 people get involved in innovative dance and heritage events within their local community.

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Made By Katie Green is a contemporary dance company developing new ways of responding to historical artefacts and heritage sites through dance. Working collaboratively with a range of artists, we create stories that bring our shared past to life in new ways, and engage a broad audience, including those who are new to dance.

For more information about the company’s work visit: www.madebykatiegreen.co.uk

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