Events

Fossil detectives - A Live ZOOM music-drama celebrating Mary Anning

Sunday 17th October 2021 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location/Venue: Online on Zoom Only

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Mary Anning

Performed by singers from ELECTRIC VOICE THEATRE, VOICES FOR THE FUTURE VIRTUAL CHOIR and CHILDREN FROM SIDMOUTH CofE SCHOOL.

Did St Hilda rescue Whitby from a plague of snakes by turning them into fossils? How old was the earth? What were these strange creatures held in its vaults? The mystery was eventually solved after Mary Anning, a young girl from Lyme Regis, began digging up skeletons of large extinct reptiles. Although some Victorian scientists claimed her discoveries as their own, she provided clinching evidence for evolution and became an international expert in her own right.

Music by Elizabeth Poston (1905-1987), Mary Dering (1629-1704), Frances M Lynch, the children of Sidmouth CofE school and more.

Please book your free zoom tickets for the Sidmouth event via the above link.

Performed by singers from ELECTRIC VOICE THEATRE, VOICES FOR THE FUTURE VIRTUAL CHOIR and CHILDREN FROM SIDMOUTH CofE SCHOOL.