Cooking up a Storm: Finding James Cook

Posted on 02.07.2018

6 young people from Eskdale School and Caedmon College in Whitby are currently on a once-in-a-lifetime trip from London following the footsteps of Captain James Cook. They are joined by Encounters artist Fiona MacDonald: Feral Practice and award-winning, international bestselling author, Natasha Pulley.

Their voyage of discovery is part of the Cook 250 Whitby Festival and the Encounters exhibition programme at Whitby Library, curated by Invisible Dust.

After spending an exciting and busy few days exploring London, visiting Kew Gardens, the National Maritime Museum, the Natural History Museum, the British Library and the Royal Society, this lucky group of young people have set sail on Atyla; a tall ship with it’s coordinates set for Whitby and the Cook 250 Festival.

Fiona MacDonald : Feral Practice


Tower Bridge this is tall ship Atyla 🙂

I made it up the mast :)And now we sail on to Whitby. My first watch is 9pm-midnight.@Invisible_Dust

5:38 PM – Jul 3, 2018

– Tweet from Fiona MacDonald: Feral Practice on board Atyla.

When they disembark in Whitby the group will create a display of films, images, objects and writing entitled, Cooking up a Storm: Finding James Cook, a Journey Through Time at Whitby Library. Join them to find out more about their personal voyage of discovery on Sunday 8th July at 1.30pm at Whitby Library.

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