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Sting in the Tale

Posted on 03 Aug 2016
The museum is thrilled to be a part of 'Sting in the Tale – A Festival of Stories' again this year. On Tuesday 9 August there is 'Museum of Memories' with Kate McStraw and Lorna Rees, while bok Theatre with Alessandro Babalola will be performing 'J C Lecacy' on Wednesday 10 August. Museum of Memories Tuesday 9 August 4.00 (doors open 3.45) 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Somerset & Dorset (S&D) railway line closure. The Museum of Memories is a project born out of preserving memories from the S&D, taken from a mixture of archive materials, previously recorded oral histories, and interviews with ex-S&D workers and Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust members, all sharing a passion for keeping the memories and spirit of this beloved railway alive. Commissioned by the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust as part of their 50th anniversary commemorations programme, Kate McStraw has created a small-scale, touring performance piece marking 50 years since the steam railway route was closed under the Beeching Axe. These memories are visualised in Kate's 'Museum of Memory', a curious travelling installation which contains an array of jars, each housing an object associated with each story. The performance is suitable for all ages (7 years +) and lasts approximately 20 minutes. The Museum of Memory will remain open until 5.00 for viewing and questions. This is a free event. Please contact the museum to reserve your place (places are limited). J C Legacy Wednesday 10 August 4.30 bok Theatre with Alessandro Babalola present a high paced, theatrical and entertaining one-man show, in which the audience is taken on Jesse Owens' journey towards becoming the first African-American to win four gold medals in a single Olympic Games – the 1936 Olympics in Berlin during the Nazi regime. Through his trials and tribulations we see how his story addresses issues of morality, citizenship, civil rights and segregation. This interactive theatrical experience should leave anyone inspired and moved to believe they can achieve anything. This family event is suitable for all ages. Tickets are priced at £4 for adults and £3 for children. Tickets are available from Wimborne Tourist Information Centre or on 01202 886116 (places are limited). If you would like any further information please contact the museum.