Voyages of Discovery – An Evening Of Outdoor Spectacle

VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY - AN EVENING OF OUTDOOR SPECTACLE

VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY – AN EVENING OF OUTDOOR SPECTACLE

The event celebrates the 250th anniversary of the voyage of the HMS Endeavour to the South Pacific with Captain Cook and Lincolnshire, born botanist Sir Joseph Banks.

IN PORT

Gorilla Circus – Market Place Activity all evening and main show 8.30pm to 9.30pm High in the rigging, an astounding aerial show from world-class performers Gorilla Circus who seek to explore our relationship with height, fear, freedom and adrenaline. Set on a unique kinetic structure, the show blends the traditional with the unexpected. Flying trapeze, high wire and a host of other high-altitude acts meet hydraulic arms and a structure that is as much a character and part of the show as the performers.

THE NAVIGATORS

Griffin Historical  Junction of High Street and Vine Street A team of navigators guide all through safe passage; steering by the stars and the night sky, and take us on an observation of the planets.

THE VOYAGE

Shademakers UK  Carnival – High Street On board ship with Captain Cook and Joseph Banks, the sailing ship travels to observe the transit of Venus and gathers a cargo of specimens from around the globe – exotic plants and artefacts from the new world. It encounters storms, sea monsters and strange new lands. 

THE TRANSIT OF VENUS

External Combustion  St Wulfram’s outdoors

A beautiful sculpture and fire orrery, External Combustion creates the planetary orbit of Venus in the night sky. With flaming comet tails, sweeping activity of the planets and the celestial bodies’ revolutions and oscillations we can observe  The Transit of Venus, the original reason for HMS Endeavour’s journey.

LUKE JERRAM’S  MUSEUM OF THE MOON

St Wulfram’s indoors

The night sky narrative continues indoors with Luke Jerram’s touring artwork Museum of The Moon.

GARDEN OF LIGHT TILT

St Peter’s Hill:

The French company TILT present their installation Garden of Light, a visual feast of plants and foliage. This beautiful light installation transports us into a new botanical world. 

NEW WORLD GARDENS

Grantham College students and community participants with Shademakers

St Peter’s Hill View the new world garden structures created by college, schools and community groups and local artists, and brought to the festival early in the evening to form a global set of  New World gardens.           

FIREWORK FINALE

St Peter’s Hill Approximately 9.50pm See the night sky and iconic Guildhall clock tower come to life, awash with colour and noise as we round off the evening with a spectacular firework extravaganza! Proudly organised by South Kesteven District Council.

LATE NIGHT MUSIC

Guildhall Arts Centre, Ballroom Free entry 10pm till midnight 

Look out for street entertainment, food stalls, music and more!

Free Entry

Saturday 29th September from 5.30pm to 10pm

Various Grantham Locations

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