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Whale poetry, origami animals and live link up with Iceland

August 6, 2014

Join us at Manchester Museum for some intriguing events – Whale poetry inspired by our Sperm whale skeleton, a live link upwith some of curators in Iceland and a mass making origami event.

Thurs 7 Aug & Tues 12 Aug: 1-3.30pm

Join Winston poet & dream catcher underneath our enormous whale skeleton. Once there he will help you bring to life the dreams of our whale and our other fantastical animals using his own brand of poetry magic. A fun and engaging event for all ages to help you get inside the heads of the creatures you will meet.

Wed 13 Aug: 2 – 3pm

Discovering Iceland – Live link up

Join our curators of Geology, Botany and Insects for a live link up to their field work in Iceland. David, Rachel and Dmitri will be visiting one of the most spectacular volcanic islands on Earth. They will collect objects for the museum on the themes volcanoes, colonisation of new land and sustainable energy generation. Follow their blogs, tweets and videos about their adventure.

Thurs 21 Aug & Wed 27 Aug: 1-4pm

Origami Animals

Join in and help to create an installation of paper origami animals

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