Date: Thursday 21st February 2013
Venue: St Francis Church, Leigh Park
The attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard are back on the road as once again the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) and HMS Victory has teamed up with HMS Warrior 1860, the Mary Rose Trust, Action Stations and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum , to give local residents a real taste of the culture that is on their doorsteps in a family-fun event.
From craft to object-handling and dressing up there will be a range of activities and artefacts on display, all completely free of charge!
On display at the event will be a naval inspired artwork - When I Dream, I Dream of Home…….., made by local children from Sharps Copse Primary School and Trosnant Junior School in Leigh Park. The students have been exploring the National Museum of the Royal Navy''s collections as part of HMS – Hear My Story project, which will become a new major exhibition opening in 2014, telling the undiscovered stories from the men and women who have made the Royal Navy‘s history over the last century.
Claire Jordan - Learning Development Officer at the NMRN explains: “the 90 students from years 3 and 4 students worked with local artist Debbie Dodsworth to discover how sailors communicated with their loved ones and have been inspired by the beautifully illustrated letters written by Walter Grainger to create their own decorated ''blueys''. Their work has been incorporated into a poignant bunk installation to encourage visitors not only to enjoy the letters written by the children, but to reflect on the importance of keeping in touch with family and friends.”
Following the exhibition at the Sea Life Roadshow the children''s work will be displayed at the National Museum of the Royal Navy (Portsmouth Historic Dockyard) during the Easter Holidays.
For more information on HMS, visit www.nmrn.org.uk/hms.