Shackleton Autumn School 2019

Fri 25 Oct - Mon 28 Oct 2019

Venue: Shackleton Museum, Town Hall, Emily Square, Athy, Co. Kildare

Phone: 059 8633075

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October Bank Holiday Weekend
Friday 25th - Monday 28th October 2019

The programme includes

'A Master Class with a Master Sculptor' Athy Heritage Centre - Museum

On Friday 25th October, Sculptor Mark Richards who created Athy's acclaimed Shackleton statue will conduct a workshop with Leaving Certificate Art students from Athy Community College and Ardscoil Na Trion??ide.

Official Opening & Exhibition Launch
Friday 25th October at 7.30pm

Book Launch - Andy Dickinson's latest publication Shackleton and His Stowaway

Daily Exhibitions - Athy Heritage Centre - Museum
10.00am – 5.00pm - "Quest - Shackleton's Last Expedition"

Lecture Series
, Athy Heritage Centre - Museum - Saturday, 26th October
"Bransfield and the Discovery of Antarctica" - Jim Wilson
"Tales from the Polar Book Room" - Paul Davies
"Silent Witness - the Arctic and Climate Change" - Dirk Notz
"Apollo 11 – The Inside Story" - David Whitehouse

The Endurance Diary Inquiry - Leading experts attempt to fill in the backstory of an Endurance crew-member's diary which surfaced on BBC's 'Antiques Roadshow' over 100 years after it was written. 

Autumn School Dinner in The Green Barn, Burtown House, Athy

Lecture Series
, Athy Heritage Centre - Museum - Sunday, 27th October 
"A Matter of Time - How Greenwich Meantime came to rule the World" - Juliana Adelman
"The Rescue from Elephant Island - The Full Story" - Bob Burton
"The Arctic Fox - Admiral Sir Leopold McClintock" - David Murphy
"Antarctic Imprints: The Climate of Polar Printing" - Hester Blum

Film at Athy Heritage Centre – Museum

Cultural Evening at Athy Arts Centre
8.00pm 'Shackleton and his Stowaway'
A production of the Stolen Elephant Theatre Company

Monday, 28th October 2019
Field Trip Assemble at The Heritage Centre - Museum
Bus tour through Shackleton country.
A visit to Ballitore and the home of Mary Leadbeater, writer and ancestor of Ernest Shackleton and Quaker Meeting House.

For information and booking contact:

Athy Heritage Centre - Shackleton Museum
Town Hall, Emily Square, Athy, Co. Kildare

Tel: 059 – 8633075

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059 8633075

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