Local talent on show this month in Retford and Gainsborough

Imagination Museum

A series of celebratory dance performances, featuring local schoolchildren, singers and artists, directed by multi award-winning choreographer Katie Green.

Following a year of performances and workshops, two celebratory performances mark the culmination of The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project working with PiIgrim Roots communities across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 is about determination and the extraordinary things that it makes ordinary people do, and is a three-year project leading up to the 2020 anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower. Many of the brave and pioneering passengers on board the Mayflower, travelling to America in 1620, were from Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire. The project shares their stories and provides opportunities for people to get involved in dance and heritage activities.

Over the past year the project has included 42 performances, workshops and events, engaging more than 1200 people. Two final, celebratory community performances feature the professional dance company performing alongside local children, young people and adults, and local professional artists.

Pilgrim Roots Celebratory Performances

Performances will last around 45 minutes and are suitable for all ages

All performances are free to attend but booking is essential, tickets will not be available on the door.

Tickets are available to book on Imagination Museum’s website – www.imaginationmuseum.co.uk. Places are limited so please book early.

Tuesday 26 November – Retford Town Hall

Performances at 5pm & 6.30pm

Featuring: Ordsall Primary school, Elizabethan Academy, the Retford Community Singers (directed by Janet Wood) and local dancers Emma Bouch, Amy O’Sullivan and Alice Shepperson.

Thursday 28 November – Gainsborough United Reformed Church
Performances at 4pm & 5.45pm

Featuring: Parish Church School, White’s Wood Academy and local dancers Emma Bouch, Amy O’Sullivan and Alice Shepperson.

The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 has been delivered in this region in partnership with the Pilgrim Roots Regional Partnership. We are delighted to have received support locally from West
Lindsey, Nottinghamshire and Bassetlaw District Councils (including a contribution of Divisional Funding from Cllr Mike Quigley MBE and Cllr Susan Shaw) and The Charter Trustees of East Retford.