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
29 September - 9 October
SUMMERLEE HERITAGE CENTRE
19 - 23 October
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND
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.
Watch a time-lapse of our set build. The Darwinascope time-machine set was designed by Moley Campbell.
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
Thu 29 October 3.30-5.00pm
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