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James Cook Voyages Exhibition

Thursday, 26 July 2018
London

Give your Kiwi Kids a great new club in London and join us at the inaugural Kiwi Kids Abroad event.Gather to hear the stories, read the diaries and revisit the momentous voyages of James Cook made 250 years ago at James Cook: The Voyages Exhibition at the British LIbrary in London.

Kiwi Kids Abroad is creating a global community of kids and wants to ensure all young New Zealanders living abroad have a lifelong connection to their heritage, their culture, and their homeland.


Schedule

10.00 Meet in the British Library Café (just inside the entrance in front of visitor information)

10.15 Kiwi Kids Abroad welcome in the ‘pop up shop’ located in the main entrance hall of the Library

10.30 Huw Rowlands to provide an introductory talk before viewing the exhibition

11.00 Exhibition viewing.


About the Exhibition

It is 250 years since the Endeavour set sail from Plymouth. The exhibition tells the story of Captain James Cook’s three world-changing voyages through original documents, many of which were produced by the artists, scientists and sailors on board the ships. Maps, artworks and journals from the voyages sit alongside newly-commissioned films offering contemporary perspectives. Examine the expeditions that shaped Europe’s knowledge of the world and consider their far-reaching legacy. See Cook’s handwritten journal detailing the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle, when they travelled further south than anyone in the world, stunning artwork including the earliest European depiction of a kangaroo, and intricate maps charting the voyages that spanned more than a decade. Learn about the experiences on board the Endeavour, Resolution and Discovery, and the impact of their arrival. Drawings by the Polynesian high priest and navigator Tupaia, who accompanied Cook to New Zealand and Australia, will be displayed together for the first time. These will sit alongside works by expedition artists Sydney Parkinson, William Hodges and John Webber.


Pricing

(To be paid at the museum)

Full Price: £14.00
Member: £0.00
Student: £7.00
Disabled: £7.00
Child 0-4 : £0.00
Child 5-17: £5.00
National Art Pass: £7.00

There will be goodie bags at the session AND an introduction from Huw Rowlands, a PhD Research Student at Royal Holloway, University of London specialisiing in colonial-indigenous first contact encounters and their subsequent and current re-tellings and re-performances in exhibitions, research, historical literature, theatre and dance media.

We're looking forward to seeing you there.

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Time:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
British Library, 96 Euston Rd, Somers Town, London NW1 2DB, United Kingdom
Cost:
Free - £14.00
Host:
Kiwi Kids Abroad x British Library
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Waitangi Day Potluck Picnic

Sunday, 23 June 2019
London

A Waitangi Day potluck picnic for Kiwi families living in London. Generously hosted by the Wickham Family.

Lolly cake, fairy bread, honey bubble cake, and buttered Weet-bix all encouraged.

BYO picnic blanket.

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Time:
12:00pm
Location:
W Carriage Dr, London W2 2UH, United Kingdom
Cost:
Free when you bring a plate
Host:
The Wickham Family
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