wed08sep4:00 pmwed5:00 pmThe Worst Journey In The World, Passport To The PastGloucestershire Archives


September 8, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT+01:00)

Event Details

Can you imagine seeing this advertisement in the newspaper and thinking “Yes! I’ll do it!”

Edward Wilson, a young doctor from Cheltenham, joined the expedition to the Antarctic in the year 1910 – and never came back. At that time, nothing was known about this frozen land. Like the moon in 1969, no-one had ever set foot there. It took as much courage to climb aboard the Terra Nova expedition ship as it did into Apollo 11, 60 years later. Wilson didn’t survive the voyage – but many of his beautiful drawings and paintings did.

Wilson learned to draw as a young child, and practised on the birds, plants and animals he saw in the Gloucestershire countryside. We’ve borrowed some taxidermy specimens (stuffed animals) to have a go at drawing animals from life and we’re going to focus on some of the skills and qualities a modern-day explorer might need.

Where would you like to explore?

What would you take with you?

How would you record your discoveries for future generations?

This is a Passport to the Past event. Family activity packs are created for these events and will appear on the Passport to the Past: fun activities and resources for families and schools page at least 48 hours before each event takes place giving you time to print them off. This link will also be sent to you a couple of days before the event takes place.

If you can’t print off the pages for the session, please don’t worry! We will display the pages on the screen during the event and all your child will need is a couple of pages of blank paper and a pen or pencil.

Please note that there are other pages listed as downloads which you can also print and enjoy in your own time if you want to do so.

Bookers on this event will be sent a Zoom link nearer the time.

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