Spirit of the Mayflower Heritage Talks

Sculptor Rachel Carter will lead a talk tracing her ancestry and her new art commissions inspired by the Mayflower 400 commemorations at a range of venues in Nottinghamshire.

Rachel recently completed a prestigious residency at a US museum following an epic voyage across the Atlantic, reliving the historic Mayflower crossing of 1620 as part of a project to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the famous voyage.

Rachel Carter completed the crossing on board a cargo ship which left from Liverpool Docks on August 8 and travelled via Scotland to Halifax CA where she caught a flight to Boston.

While on board the ship she created weavings, kept her own voice journals and read extracts from the diaries of William Bradford written during the original 1620 crossing.

Rachel, from the East Midlands region of England where many of the Pilgrims originated from, has now completed her Artist in Residency at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM), Massachusetts.

The PMPM is close to the spot where the first pilgrims set foot in the New World and Rachel taught more than 350 visitors how to weave their own bracelets and keyrings whilst telling them about her journey and her plans for her Language of Sculpture – Spirit of Mayflower Project, which will peak in 2020 to mark the anniversary in the UK with the creation of a full-sized bronze sculpture of a pilgrim woman.

She will be giving talks at the following locations:

Worksop Library Tuesday, November 12, 2pm

Beeston Library Wednesday, November 13, 2pm

West Bridgford Library Tuesday, November 26, 2.30pm

Mansfield Central Library Tuesday, December 10, 2pm.

Entry is £3 and booking is essential

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