Whitby's Captain Cook Museum makes 14 videos for online Fish and Ships Festival

The Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby, along with other heritage organisations, have been asked to produce small films for the build-up to this weekend's online Fish and Ships Festival.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 10:19 am

The museum's 14 films include:

Captain Cook Kids

Museum staff visited Airy Hill Primary School, where eight children were given items from the museum’s collection to ‘react’ to.

Elaine, Jo & Phil from Whitby beach sweep.

These five films are fun and interesting as you see the children explore some unusual items and even have a taste of sauerkraut"

Art and Craft Workshops

Three films were made using local artists, all living in Whitby, showing us how to make some fantastic arty items.

These films will be shown as part of the Fish and Ships weekend programme

The window display at Kemps on the Coast, Grape Lane.

1. Funky Fish! with artist, Jo Witney: Jo collects plastic from the beach to make these funky recycled fish.

The museum also interviewed the Whitby Beach Sweep team who talk about the wonderful work that they do keeping beaches clean.

2. Rock the Boat! with pop-up illustrator Trish Phillips: Trish makes a beautiful rocking box of fish and ship using a cereal packet.

3. Coral Calmity! with artist Rachael Boddington: Rachael shows us how to make a wonderful underwater scene on the Great Barrier Reef, where Captain Cook’s ship Endeavour ran aground.

Drama performance

Local actor Bidi Iredale performs ‘Jolly Jane Tar’ at the Captain Cook Museum.

This engaging character tells the story of a girl who went to sea in Captain Cook’s time.

This will also be shown during the festival weekend.

In addition, staff and volunteers at the museum have made films about some of their favourite items at the museum on the theme of fish and ships.

The museum has also collaborated with fellow Grape Lane shop Kemps on the Coast to create an eye-catching window display for the festival.

The window features some of the original artwork from the Funky Fish and Rock the Boat workshop films, so pop along to Kemps for a look at this maritime themed display.

All our films can be viewed at our Youtube channel but will also be available over the festival on their social media and website.

Search @fishandships21 for more information about the festival.