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The canoe race: the art and science of creation myths

10:00am-11:00am on Saturday 23 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

University of Cambridge New Museums Site, Lecture Theatre A, Admissions/Student Services Bene't Street, CB2 3PT

Story, art and science: three ways of looking at the challenges facing our planet.

Let storyteller Marion Leeper and illustrator Tonka Uzu take you on a timeless journey to a remote atoll in the Pacific Ocean to meet Sky Mother and her handsome sons. Watch the pictures come alive on a big screen as Tonka draws in response to the story. And then share with us your ideas, questions and reflections inspired by this traditional story, its message and its values, guided by the expert knowledge of environmental scientists Manar Alsaif and Elil Hoole.

Digital live drawing meets the oral storytelling tradition in this engaging and thought-provoking audio-visual performance that will touch a chord in the heart of any adventurers and nature lovers in the audience. An event for adults and children to engage in together on equal terms.

#traditional story #drawing #illustration #environmental science and

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Format: Family Weekend, Talk, Performance
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 200
Theme: Environment, Discovery
Accessibility: Partial access - please contact us for details

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