Rotary Club of Poole Bay hosted an event at Scaplen’s Court in June 2019, on behalf of Poole Museum, in order to celebrate the successful completion of the Pirates, Castaways & Codfish project and to continue to share the product of our work. The event comprised the following and our feedback from visitors was very positive and supportive:
- An exhibition of the work of the project
- Pirate boat building
- Shanty singing
- Storytelling – Jane’s Story – Poole 1628
- Refreshments, and
- Our play ‘Mayhem at the Inn – Poole 1623’
The play was written especially for the event and performed three times by the Scaplen’s Court Players, a troupe of local actors brought together and cast especially for the event.
The day was so well received that we planned a second full weekend event in 2020. Sadly that was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic but took place in August 2021 when our second play was performed at the event in the Main Hall at Scaplen’s Court – ‘Elizabeth Hyde, Poole’s Glorious Revolutionary – Poole 1688’.
The Video and the following webpage (produced for us by local talents at Worksity) draws together the product of our first such event in June 2019 with a view to further promoting our work through drama in future.
If you want to know more of our plans then please get in touch.