We are all getting in the Pirate mood here at Thinktank as we look forward to our summer extraveganza, ‘The Pirates! In an adventure with Scientists!: The Exhibition’. The exhibition is packed full of the Aardman Animation sets used in the film (of the same name) as well as interactives, dressing up and even a model Dodo from Oxford University Museum of Natural History. To find out what a Dodo has to do with a Pirate crew you’ll have to watch the film!
As part of our Piratey celebrations we will be running Pirate themed storytelling all summer. To help us come up with the best story possible we invited a group of our Season Ticket holding families to come and write it with us. You may remember we did a similar project with our We Made It Story and it was so much fun we decided to do it again, though without creating a book this time!
Once again we worked with the brilliant storyteller, Anna, who led the group on an adventure to create the characters and plot line for our story. The kids (and adults!) took part in a whole range of arts and crafts, singing, acting and game playing to get the creative juices flowing. Check out some of their creations below!
The families were wonderful to work with, and reminded us how lucky we are to be surrounded by people who want to give us their time and get involved in our work. Look out for the story once it launches at the end of the month!