After nearly losing his 65’ wooden schooner in a large Alaskan tide, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White vowed to understand the tide. He knew the moon had something to do with it, but what exactly? He read a book, then two. Ten years later, he had read three hundred books and criss-crossed the seven seas to see the largest, fastest, scariest, and most amazing tides in the world.
Held before the predicted sighting of the next New Crescent Moon, a Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer will guide young and old alike through the night sky, highlighting arabic tales about characters and creatures that people imagined seeing by joining together the bright stars in the sky. Find out which stars astronomers still call by their original Arabic names and what some of those stars arefamous for today. The astronomer presenting will also talk about the Moon and why it seems to change shape over the course of a month.
Trinity Laban student performers Sophie Delahaye (flute) and Juan Antonio Garcia (harp) will play a concert that includes Ibert’s Entracte, Dave Heath’s Beyond the Dark, Bernard Andres’ Narthex, Debussy’s La fille aux cheveux de lin, and Liebermann’s Sonata.
Training provides opportunity to:
LGBT History Month
This event is part of our LGBT History Month programme at Royal Museums Greenwich, celebrating LGBT history past and present with a packed season of events, talks, programmes and workshops suitable for all visitors.
Celebrate Chinese New Year with us and enjoy traditional Chinese performance arts including a Lion Dance and Kung Fu. There will also be a performance from the Nanjing Little Red Flower Dance Troupe.
Location: Under the Propeller & Great Map
2pm – 3pm
Come and learn the traditional art of calligraphy, or ‘beautiful writing’, in this workshop for all ages.
Location: Group Space
Time: 11am – 11.45am | 12pm – 12.45pm | 1.15pm – 2pm | 3pm – 3.45pm
The Museum will come alive with colour as we celebrate LGBT History Month at the National Maritime Museum. Kids and big kids are invited to take part in a whole host of activities all about celebrating identity and difference.
Activities take place between 10am -5pm and will include:
- Planking and caulking
- Knotting and splicing of rope work
- Steaming bending and roving timbers
- Axe hewing and spar making demonstrations
- Barge sailing
The masterclasses will be delivered by tutors and instructors from the IBTC, and will take place in the dry berth of Cutty Sark and in the ship keepers workshop 10 minutes’ walk from the ship.
The National Celebration of Stitch is an annual event which encourages members of the public from all ages, to try their hand at stitching. The Blackheath Embroiderers will be taking up residence in the Queen’s House, taking inspiration from the wonderful Tudor and Stuart portraits on display in the Queen’s Presence Chamber and elsewhere.
Schedule of the Day
Queen’s House installations open: 10am – 5pm
Crafts: 12noon – 4pm
Crossing the Line ceremony: 12.30pm – 1pm