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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.

 

Watch Teach Rex as they deliver a prehistoric insight into the most magnificent beast that has ever roamed planet Earth using lifelike animatronics more than twice the size of a man. Sit back and relax as Teach Rex guide you through the evolution of science surrounding the Tyrannosaurus Rex and it's anatomy with the help of some very special T-Rex guests at special shows throughout the weekend. Click here to watch video footage of the show at a previous venue.

 

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 initmate 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

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

14:45 - 15:30 Teach REX! Green Screen Experience ages 8 - 12

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

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

Sunday 27 October 2019

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

14:45 - 15:30 Teach REX! Green Screen Experience ages 8 - 12

Monday 28th October 2019

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

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

14:45 - 15:30 Teach REX! Green Screen Experience ages 8 - 12

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

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

Snack Attack! packs containing a ham or cheese sandwich, a cake or cookie, a portion of fruit, crisps and fruit juice are availlable for £5 if you prebook your tickets.

 

Children can also get creative and take part in our fun, hands on, dinosaur themed craft workshops throughout the weekend - all they need to do is 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 South Transept on Monday 28 October between 10:30 and 16:00 you can also explore the seabed with Wessex Archaeology and discover how they use Marine Geophysics to preserve archaeology and inform the construction of wind farms. Also on Monday between 10:30 and 14:00 the Jurassic Coast Trust will be on site with real fossils and information about their work.

 

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.