Oct 17 2021


5:00 pm

“The Fossil Detectives” Sidmouth Science Festival

Sun 17th October 5pm
A BSL Interpreted ZOOM Event

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Voices for the Future – Mary Anning

“The Fossil Detectives”

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A Live ZOOM music-drama performed by singers from ELECTRIC VOICE THEATRE, with music by Elizabeth Poston (1905 – 1987), Judith Bingham, FRANCES M LYNCH, and the children of Sidmouth Primary School.

Introduced by Emma Bernard  Curator of Fossil Fish, Natural History Museum
with special guest Uta Frith – Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development at UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Patron of electric voice theatre.

Did St Hilda rescue Whitby from a plague of snakes by turning them into fossils?  How old was the earth? What were these strange creatures held in its vaults? The mystery was eventually solved after Mary Anning, a young girl from Lyme Regis, began digging up skeletons of large extinct reptiles. Although some Victorian scientists claimed her discoveries as their own, she provided clinching evidence for evolution and became an international expert in her own right.

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Voices for the Future
a Women in Music project by
Frances M Lynch
in collaboration with

Image by Ryoko Tamura


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Created by electric voice theatre, Minerva Scientifica is a project that brings together professional performers with community musicians and school children. Together, we raise awareness of the rich heritage and deep connections between music and science, and inspire the next generation of future scientists.

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