Using coptic stitch Angelina Foster will guide you to bind your own fabric clothed journal and screen print the Shackleton motto “By Endurance we conquer” in English or Latin “Fortitudine Vincimus” on the front cover.
In 1915 Endurance sank in the Antarctic, and so began one of the greatest survival stories ever told. To commemorate Shackleton’s famous journey, we are hosting a make your own journal workshop.
You can also sketch or record your own tales in your handmade journal.
There is something very special about binding your own sketchbook, notebook or diary. If you keep a diary, like to write or sketch this is a perfect way to connect with your thoughts.
Price €55 (Limited places) Sat 15th Feb 2020 at Time 10.30 – 4pm In Athy Heritage Centre Shackleton Museum, Emily Square, Athy, Co Kildare.
All materials included (we will use using quality recycled papers, book cloth, waxed thread, non toxic screen printing inks & screens)
Article from the Jonkopings-Posten newspaper in Sweden regarding a visit by members of the Shackleton Committee in Athy. The Andree Polar Museum in Grenna, Sweden is a model for many aspects of the Shackleton Museum redevelopment project in Athy. The Athy delegation was hosted by Mari Lundberg and Håkan Jorikson from the Grenna Museum, and topics and ideas of mutual interest were discussed. The visit was facilitated by Geir Klover from the Fram Museum in Norway.
Master Class with a Master Sculptor’ Athy Heritage Centre –
11.00am Sculptor Mark Richards who created Athy’s acclaimed Shackleton statue will conduct a workshop with Leaving Certificate Art students from Athy Community College and Ardscoil Na Trionóide.
Opening & Exhibition Launch
7.30pm Opening & Exhibition Launch – Performed by Frank Taaffe, Chairman Shackleton Museum.
8.00pm Book Launch –Shackleton and His Stowaway by Andy Dickinson In association with Methuen publishers, the Shackleton Autumn School is pleased to host the launch of Andy Dickinson’s latest publication Shackleton and His Stowaway. Inspired by Shackleton’s legendary 1914-17 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition it is a fictional account of the fate of an eighteen year old stowaway who sneaks aboard Endurance.
Heritage Centre – Museum.
Exhibitions – Athy Heritage Centre – Museum
– 5.00pm – “Quest
– Shackleton’s Last Expedition”
final expedition to the Antarctic.
complemented by artefacts from the Museum’s own
and private collections.
Series Athy Heritage Centre – Museum
10.00am “Bransfield and the Discovery of Antarctica” by Jim Wilson
11.20 “Tales from the Polar Book Room” by Paul Davies
12.10 “Silent Witness – the Arctic and Climate Change. ” by Dirk Notz
2.30pm “Apollo 11 – The Inside Story” by David Whitehouse
experts attempt to fill in the backstory of an
Endurance crew-member’s diary which surfaced on BBC’s
‘Antiques Roadshow’ over 100 years after it was written.
Audience participation required!
Jemphrey, in co-operation with the Shackleton Autumn School,
presents for further analysis a mysterious Endurance diary
which her father acquired over 40 years ago. Polar experts Bob
Burton, Philippa Wordie (whose grandfather James Wordie was a
member of Shackleton’s Endurance expedition) and Jonathan
Shackleton have spent the Summer reviewing the diary and will
present their opinions on its provenance.
School Dinner in The Green Barn, Burtown House, Athy
October Athy Heritage Centre – Museum
10.00am “A Matter of Time – How Greenwich Meantime came to rule the World” by Juliana Adelman
11.20am “The Rescue from Elephant Island – The Full Story ” by Bob Burton
12.10pm “The Arctic Fox – Admiral Sir Leopold McClintock” by David Murphy
2.30pm “Antarctic Imprints: The Climate of Polar Printing” by Hester Blum
Film Athy Heritage Centre – Museum
3.30pm – ‘‘The Flight of the Eagle’. This Oscar nominated film tells the story of S. A. Andrée’s Arctic balloon expedition of 1897, an ill-fated effort to reach the North Pole. The film stars Max von Sydow as S.A. Andrée, Sverre Anker Ousdal as Knut Frænkel and Göran Stangertz as Nils Strindbeg. Directed by Jan Troell
Cultural Evening at : Athy Arts Centre
and his Stowaway is
based on the real events of the legendary Endurance expedition
to Antarctica. It follows the misfortunes of an 18 year old
in awe of Shackleton he becomes disillusioned when Endurance
crushed in the ice.
production of the Stolen Elephant Theatre Company
by Andy Dickinson and directed by
Trip Assemble at The Heritage Centre – Museum
Bus tour through Shackleton country. A visit to Ballitore and the
home of Mary Leadbeater, writer and ancestor of Ernest Shackleton
and Quaker Meeting House.
a sculptor specialising in fine figurative work through
the tradition of architectural
was taught by A J Ayres who, in turn, had worked with Eric Gill;
other exponents of the tradition include Sergeant Jagger. Mark’s
works can be found all over the world. His most recent commissions
have included his acclaimed statue of Shackleton, unveiled in Athy in
2016, and he is currently working on a statue of the Irish patriot
Roger Casement for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
Dickinson is a writer, translator, and producer. His play Shackleton
and his Stowaway
has just been published by Methuen. Writing
credits include the monologue Larisa, the play A Flame in Hero’s
Tower, and the novel The Thinker. He is currently translating
from Spanish Enrique Jardiel Poncela’s Eloise is under an Almond
Tree.Andy has produced for the Olivier Award winning playwright Grae
Cleugh with Scottish Widows; and for another Olivier Award winning
playwright, Jack Shepherd, with a revival of In Lambeth. He was also
the director of Grae Cleugh’s Scottish Widows.
hails from the seaside town of Cobh, County Cork, Ireland. He is a
highly respected ornithologist and ecologist with more than 40 years
of birding experience in Ireland, Europe, USA, Africa, the Antarctic,
and the Arctic. Before setting out as a full-time freelance wildlife
author, tour guide, and broadcaster, Jim had a career in medical
laboratory science and pathology IT administration. He has written a
number of books including, The
Birds of Ireland – A Field Guide
Birds of Ireland
of Ireland (2009),
Identification Guide to Irish Whales and Dolphins (2006).
He has produced two educational DVDs, Bats
of Ireland (2009)
and Dolphins of Ireland (2004).
He also co-produced an iPhone app called Antarctic
(2015), the first photo-ID guide app to the birds, whales, dolphins,
and seals of the Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands, South
Georgia, the Beagle Channel, and Ushuaia. As well as being involved
in many national and international conservation projects, he set up
the long-running national Irish Garden Bird Survey. He was national
chairman of Birdwatch Ireland, Ireland’s equivalent of the Audubon
Society and is a former director of the Irish Whale and Dolphin
career was in the world of education as a history teacher and then as
an LEA education officer in Dorset, Devon and Plymouth. Upon
retirement he set up Kingsbridge Books: a second hand book business
specialising in polar exploration and he exhibits his books at many
of the major PBFA book fairs in the UK. This business has allowed him
to indulge (and finance) his interest in collecting polar material.
Paul has served on the committee of the Friends of SPRI and, in 2005,
he set up the Devon and Cornwall Polar Society which has organised
some major events in Plymouth to commemorate Scott and Shackleton’s
expeditions. He is the author of From South Devon to the South
Dirk Notz is a German climate researcher. He leads the research group
“Sea ice in the Earth System” at the Max Planck
Meteorology in Hamburg, and is one of the lead
authors for the next IPCC
report. Dirk’s research focuses on
understanding the past and future
evolution of sea ice in the
polar regions of our planet. He has led
numerous expeditions in
the Arctic, and has spent a good deal of his
life by standing
on ice floes. He studied meteorology and physics in
Hamburg, and obtained a PhD in applied mathematics from
University of Cambridge. He is very engaged in public
activities and has won several prizes for his clear
David Whitehouse studied astrophysics at the world-famous Jodrell
Bank radio observatory. He is a former BBC Science Correspondent and
BBC Sciences Editor. He is the author of five books including The
Sun: A Biography, Journey to the Centre of the Earth and
Apollo 11: The Inside Story. He
has written for many newspapers and magazines including The
Times, the Guardian,
Scientist and the Economist.
Asteriod 4036 Whitehouse is named after him.
Adelman is a historian and newspaper columnist for the Irish
Times. She is assistant professor of history in the School
of History and Geography at Dublin City University. Her
research interests include the history of science and medicine, the
history of food, environmental history and the history of
nineteenth-century Dublin. She was the founding chair of HSTM
Network Ireland. She is the author of numerous articles as well
as a book on science in nineteenth-century Ireland. She is
currently completing a book on animals and urban change in Victorian
Burton is a natural history writer who has been involved with South
Georgia for many years. He visited the island for the first time in
1964 and returned in 1971 to study albatrosses and fur seals. From
1995 to 1998, he was director of the museum at Grytviken and started
to collect information on the island’s history. This included
researching the time that Shackleton spent on South Georgia. Bob now
visits annually as a lecturer on cruise ships.
Murphy is a graduate of University College, Dublin (BA, MLitt) and
Trinity College, Dublin (PhD). He has taught at both of these
institutions, teaching European and Irish history as well as military
history and the history of polar exploration. Between 1997 and 2005
he was a major contributor to the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary
of Irish Biography,
writing almost 400 biographical entries. During this period working
for the Royal Irish Academy, he was also seconded to the Irish
Manuscripts Commission. In 2004 he became the first Irish scholar to
be awarded a fellowship to the West Point Summer Seminar in Military
History. He is a member of various societies including the T.E.
Lawrence Society and the Ormonde Military History Society. He
is the author of a series of books on Irish military history
Hester Blum is Associate Professor of English at Penn State University. Her most recent book, The News at the Ends of the Earth: The Ecomedia of Polar Exploration, was published by Duke University Press in 2019. She is also the author of The View from the Masthead: Maritime Imagination and Antebellum American Sea Narratives (2008), which received the John Gardner Maritime Research award, and a number of edited volumes. Blum contributes frequently to Avidly, a channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books.