Projects

This View of Life

TAG worked with award-winning playwright Peter Arnott and the John Murray Archive at the National Library of Scotland to create This View of Life.

This project worked with upper primary school pupils (P6 & P7) to introduce them to the travels and theories of Darwin through imaginative, participatory theatre. By using an ‘active storytelling’ method we fired their imaginations and showed them a practical and creative way of exploring their questions about the world in which they live.

HUNTERIAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
Glasgow
29 September - 9 October

SUMMERLEE HERITAGE CENTRE
North Lanarkshire
19 - 23 October

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND
Edinburgh
26 October - 6 November

Made possible through major funding from the Scottish Government’s Science Engagement Grant.

With additional support from The Hugh Fraser Foundation, The Bellahouston Bequest Fund, JTH Charitable Trust and The Mickel Fund.

VIDEO

Watch a time-lapse of our set build. The Darwinascope time-machine set was designed by Moley Campbell.

AUDIOBOO

Listen to short interview clips of Peter Arnott talking about This View of Life. Part 1 and Part 2.

DARWIN CPD

To accompany this project, we are offered a FREE CPD to explore some of Darwin’s ideas and to brush up facts. Students had the chance to meet writer of This View of Life, Peter Arnott, TAG Education Officer Louise Brown and Roger Downie, Professor of Zoological Education, Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences at Glasgow University, who answered questions and took groups through the practical parts of the education pack accompanying our show.

HUNTERIAN MUSEUM, Glasgow
Wed 30 September 3.30-5.00pm

NLS, Edinburgh
Thu 29 October 3.30-5.00pm

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This View of Life - Teachers’ Notes.pdf

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