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To Eritrea and Ethiopia with John Pilkington: Retracing a Victorian Expedition

Tuesday 12th February 7.30pm

In 1868 the British government mounted an extraordinary bid to rescue a clutch of European hostages in the Ethiopian highlands. A purpose-built port and railway on the Red Sea, and in the mountains 13,000 British and Indian soldiers, 26,000 camp followers, and more than 40,000 animals including 44 elephants. You couldn’t make it up!

A hundred and fifty years later, John has been following their route, partly on foot with a donkey, and has been comparing Eritrea and Ethiopia then and now. John presents his findings accompanied, as ever, by his stunning photographs.

Tickets £5

Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport. PO12 1BT

 

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We’re going on a Bear Hunt - Storytime Special

Monday 18 February, 11am to 12noon

Calling all brave hunters and bear-lovers. Don’t be afraid to listen to this story and then stay for a fun craft activity.

Suitable for children aged 3 – 10 and must be accompanied by an adult

FREE, no need to book but places are limited

Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport. PO12 1BT

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The Rubbish Monster Thing

Wednesday 20th February 1pm

Join Simon Chadwick as he reads his new children’s book The Rubbish Monster Thing and other stories he’s written or illustrated. This bright and colourful book packed with rhyme is an exciting book to snuggle up and share. Discover a story of friendship and waste prevention in this children’s tale. Then take part in some interactive drawing as Simon creates Rubbish Monsters and Litterbugs with the children’s help, and there’s even the chance for children to draw their own. A fun and friendly event for pre-school and primary aged children.

FREE, but please book as places are limited

Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport. PO12 1BT

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The Gosport Ferry and its place in history

Thursday 21st February 7.30pm

The Gosport Ferry occupies a special place in the lives of Gosport people. Today it calmly plies back and forth across Portsmouth Harbour. Over the years however, it has created a history of its own. Learn more of that rich history in this illustrated talk with David Gary, author of ‘Going Over the Water: Memories of the Gosport Ferry’.

Tickets £5

Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport. PO12 1BT

 


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Haslar: An Historical Potpourri

Tuesday 12 March, 7.30pm

For over 250 years the Royal Naval Hospital Haslar in Gosport provided medical services to the Royal Navy.

The hospital had a long and distinguished service, and more recently provided treatment for all three military services and to civilians.

Eric Birbeck shares stories and some of the long and varied history of this much-loved establishment.

Tickets £5

Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport. PO12 1BT

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Don’t Go into the Cellar Theatre Company present Murder by Gaslight

Thursday 21 March, 7.30pm

Murder by Gaslight is a ghoulish audience with two of most infamous poisoners in British history - William Palmer and Harvey Crippen. We invite you to encounter these murderous men of medicine as the diabolical doctors regale you with their case histories and invite you to judge for yourselves whether they were in fact, guilty as charged!

Acclaimed actor Jonathan Goodwin plays Palmer and Crippen, in a play written by himself and co-directed by Goodwin and Gary Archer.

Tickets £10

Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport. PO12 1BT

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