Monday, 6 May 2013

The tide comes in again!

The tide is running!
fingertip corals growing
There are a busy few days ahead for some Carboniferous rockpools…

a) Green Man Gallery: our main Ancient Landscape will be rippling in the window of the Green Man Gallery in Buxton between 11th and 19th May. Why not pop into the Gallery and stroke a shellfish or squeeze a cuddly seaweed? Green Man Gallery, 55 High St, Buxton, SK17 6HB. Open daily, 11.30 - 5.30. (At the Fiveways crossroads opposite the London Road pub)

On Sunday 19th you can join our artists and add your own ancient wildlife to the landscape - or make your own pet trilobite to take home!

Sunday 19th May
Morning: a quiet event, between 11.30 - 1, drop in and try your hand at crocheting a quick something or other, or knit a ribbon of seaweed, of needle-felt a snail. We'll bring wools, felting needles and crochet hooks but please bring your own knitting needles

Afternoon: 2 - 4pm. Life in Ancient Seas: make your own trilobite! Handling and drawing fossils, making fossil puppets and bringing an ancient world to life! Free. No booking needed: just drop by and join in!

b) Hartington Village

the Village Trail invites us to look for fossils
as well as getting to know the history and geography of the village

As part of the events to launch the Village Trail, our more mobile Ancient Landscape will be on show for visitors to dip their fingers into the wooly tentacles of ancient sea anemones and risk a nibbling by trilobites

There will be a chance to add their own fingertip corals or other creatures to the growing reef and to make their own Prehistoric Rockpool to take home

1- 5pm at Hartington Village Hall, Hide Lane, Hartington,   
, SK17 0AW
There are lots of activities in the Hall and the village that afternoon:
This link will tell you more about the event and give you a copy of the trial to download

Be careful if searching for the Village Hall as it is easy to be sent north of Longnor. Look for Hartington village on the B5054 off the A515 just north of Newhaven in Derbyshire

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