First Lunchtime Lecture   2019 Season

First Lunchtime Lecture 2019 Season - Topsham Museum

30 April 2019 30 April 2019

When: 30 April 2019
Where: Topsham Museum
Time: 1045 for 1130 - 1230
Cost: None, but donations welcome
Suitable for: Not suitable for children

The first lecture of the season will be on Tuesday, 30th April and is entitled Mayflower 400 : Legend and Legacy. The speaker is Jo Loosemore.

 Radio maker, history finder, theatre lover, Jo Loosemore is a broadcaster, curator and actor. For the BBC she has created radio dramas, documentaries and live programmes. These have included World War One at Home (in partnership with the Imperial War Museums) for network and local radio, regional television and online. From Brazil to the Battlefield, the story of Exeter’s fighting footballers was broadcast on BBC 5 Live and a series of features appeared on BBC Radio 4 and 4Extra. Jo has also produced the Listening Project’s national tour for BBC Radio 4, BBC Scotland, BBC Wales and BBC local radio in partnership with the British Library, contributing the 1,000th conversation to the national collection. Having created the city’s oral history archive and co-curated Plymouth’s largest social history exhibition (Tales from the City) she is now curator of Mayflower 400 : Legend and Legacy – the national commemorative exhibition for 2020 in The Box, Plymouth’s new History Centre.  

 The lecture covers an epic journey of survival, imagination and 400 years of America. With objects, images and ideas coming from museums, libraries and archives across the UK, USA and The Netherlands, find out how The Box, Plymouth will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower. Curator Jo Loosemore will reveal the partnership’s changing perceptions of the ship, its passengers and an Atlantic journey made 400 years ago.

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