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T-Rex performs live for Jurassic Weekend at Half Term!

Salisbury Cathedral is going Jurassic, or more accurately a little cretaceous, for a 'Jurassic Weekend' with a special...

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T-Rex performs live for Jurassic Weekend at Half Term!

Posted By : Roz Mitchell Thursday 18th July 2019

Salisbury Cathedral is going Jurassic, or more accurately a little cretaceous, for a 'Jurassic Weekend' with a special programme of events organised especially for half term on Saturday October 26 – Monday 28 October.

 

Join us for dinosaur craft workshops, a special fossil trail and a spectacular prehistoric experience for kids that includes an encounter with Tyrannosaurus Rex, the huge two-legged carnivorous dinosaur with powerful jaws and small clawlike front legs.

 

The TeachRex Dinosaur Show,  Jam the T-Rex,  will walk the Nave of the Cathedral.   The audience for the Shows will be limited so everyone has an up close and personal experience.  Watch TeachRex as they deliver a prehistoric insight into the most magnificent beast that has ever roamed planet Earth using a lifelike dinosaur suit more than twice the size of a man. Sit back and relax as TeachRex guide you through the evolution of science surrounding the Tyrannosaurus Rex and its anatomy with the help of some very special T-Rex guests at special shows throughout the weekend.

 



 

The Teach Rex experience, created by two former primary school teachers, Sam Bryan and Joseph Parsonage, has thrilled and educated children across the UK, making prehistory fascinating and fun. The duo are also running Green Screen workshops designed to expand vocabulary whilst getting kids involved in a video, and allowing them to see themselves on the big screen with Jam, the friendly dinosaur. You can view performance dates and times here.   

Performance details are as follows:

Saturday 26th October 2019

11:00 – 11:45 Teach REX! Green Screen Experience ages 3 - 7 SOLD OUT 

13:30 - 14:15 Teach REX! Green Screen Experience ages 3 - 12, relaxed performance - SOLD OUT

14:45 - 15:30 Teach REX! Green Screen Experience ages 3 - 12 - SOLD

18:45 - 19:25 Teach REX! Dinosaur Show -SOLD OUT

20:00 - 20:40 Teach REX! Dinosaur Show

Sunday 27 October 2019

13:30 - 14:15 Teach REX! Green Screen Experience ages 3 - 7 SOLD OUT 

14:45 - 15:30 Teach REX! Green Screen Experience ages 3 - 12

18:00 - 18:45 Teach REX! Dinosaur Show - SOLD OUT

Monday 28th October 2019

11:00 - 11:45 Teach REX! Green Screen Experience ages 3 - 7 SOLD OUT 

13:30 - 14:15 Teach REX! Green Screen Experience ages 3 - 12, relaxed performance - SOLD OUT

14:45 - 15:30 Teach REX! Green Screen Experience ages 3 - 12

18:45 - 19:25  Teach REX! Dinosaur Show

Children can also get creative and take part in our fun, hands on, dinosaur themed craft workshops throughout the weekend where children can:

  • Colour in a dinosaur picture (for under 5s)
  • Decorate and cut out a T-Rex mask
  • Make a 3D dinosaur in a box, creating a backdrop with dinosaur
  • Add a cut out dinosaur to a 6ft screen with two scenes

To participate just drop in during the following times (all sessions are free):

Saturday 26 October 10:30 - 16:00

Sunday 27 October 13:00 - 16:00

Monday 28 October 10:30 - 16:00.

Young visitors can also follow a specially prepared Fossil Trail around the Cathedral, uncovering traces of the building’s Jurassic past in the very stones from which it is built, and the Faraday Institute from the University of Cambridge are laying on drop in sessions on fossils and evolution (Saturday only).

In the Morning Chapel so you can safely have a 'selfie' with Jam the T Rex.  

Also in the Cathedral...
Saturday 26 October
10:30 - 16:00 Fossils and Faith: Come and join the Youth and Schools team of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion as we get hands on with some fossils, and chat with them about why they think palaeontology is such an exciting subject for people of faith.
Monday 28 October
10:30 - 14:00 See real fossils and learn about the work of the Jurassic Coast Trust.
10:30 - 16:00 Explore the seabed with Wessex Archaeology and discover how they use Marine Geophysics to preserve archaeology and inform the construction of wind farms. 

On show throughout the weekend Salisbury Museum have brought some of their Jurassic and Cretaceous collection out for this special event. These animals have been beautifully petrified over millions of years and are now part of the Geology Collection at the museum.   

Did you Know? The Cathedral’s Jurassic connections aren’t just embedded in our stone, the Salisbury Diocese includes a long stretch of the 95 mile Jurassic Coastline including Durdle Door, the magnificent rock arch formed from the Portland limestone beds.