Mariners, Mutiny and Mayhem
On Friday 5th August 2016 there will be a a day of sea-themed talks entitled ‘Mariners, Mutiny and Mayhem’ at the Wilberforce Institute of Slavery and Emancipation in Hull.
The topics covered are wide–ranging in content and chronology and include both literary works and historical events. Some of these will be discussions on ‘classic’ works such as Shakespeare’s The Tempest (1715) Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719), Dickens’ The Old Curiosity Shop (1840) – with a close focus on ships’ figureheads – Herman Melville’s Moby–Dick (1851), and Joseph O’Connor’s 2004 novel, Star of the Sea, set against a backdrop of the Irish famine of 1847. Historical topics introduce events such as the forced transportation of women convicts to Australia, the mutiny on HMS Bounty, Japan’s castaways and unwanted visitors during its closed ports policy and an overview of ten famous pirates. There will also be readings of accounts of sailing from England to America in the 19th century and sea–themed poetry. This promises to be a very lively, engaging and informative day. All are welcome and we hope that you can join us.
Registration costs £10 which includes tea and coffee plus a buffet lunch.
Time: 9.30 to 5pm
Place: Wilberforce Institute of Slavery and Emancipation, High Street Hull.
Next Blood Donor Session in Beverley
Thursday 14 July 2016 from 2pm to 8pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Manor Road, Beverley
Available for walk in or appointments can be made. For more information go to http://www.blood.co.uk/
The Beverley over 50’s club are looking for new members:
Anyone aged 50 or over are welcome to attend the meetings that have speakers, quizzes, outings, and meals. If you fancy joining the group that meets every other Monday morning at St John’s Parish Hall on North Bar Without call Beverley 869181
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