21st October, 19:00 - 22:00
Storytelling & Poetry

Museum Lates: ON WILDER SEAS with Nikki Marmery

Author Nikki Marmery’s historical novel imagines the journey of real-life enslaved African Maria, who joined Drake’s circumnavigation off the coast of Mexico in 1579. Nikki will be reading from her novel, discussing her research, and signing copies of her book.
Our Learning Officers, Pete Sayer and Alan Sharpington, will also be on hand as you explore the ship, telling the tale of the circumnavigation, discussing the life of the Elizabethan crew and looking up close at our authentic replica objects in handling sessions.
You’ll also be serenaded by a Tudor musician, with authentic melodies taking you back to an Elizabethan life at sea...

Stephen Carpenter studied lute with Nigel North at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Initially a classical guitarist, he switched to lute whilst at the Guildhall and has never looked back. Since that time he has made a name for himself performing the music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in concert halls, venues and festivals throughout the country, both solo and with a variety of ensembles. Enjoying a progressive outlook, Stephen has also performed contemporary music composed for early instruments.
Over the past decade, Stephen has performed regularly with The Lovekyn Consort of which he was a founding member. Their first CD, In Mirth and Mourning, of Elizabethan and Jacobean songs and masque dances has proved very popular with their audiences and the follow up, originally planned for release in 2020 has now been scheduled for 2022.
More recently, Stephen has added another string to his metaphorical bow in the shape of the ukulele, Together with his son Matthew on bass, he performs a variety of popular music styles including jazz, latin, reggae, pop, and gospel as the duo The Peasant Pluckers.
The bar will be open throughout the evening.

Doors open at 19:00

Price £22.50 online / £25 on the door