Monday 1 May (Bank Holiday)
Venue: GOLDSMITH’S RECREATION GROUNDS, LONDON ROAD (A26)
Time: From 11am
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, lived in Crowborough from 1907 until he died in 1930. During his time at his home, Windlesham on Hurtis Hill, he wrote and published his most famous adventure story, The Lost World.
This book tells of a hidden world, high on a seemingly inaccessible and hostile plateau, populated by prehistoric tribespeople and yes even dinosaurs, was to become a classic igniting and stimulating the imagination of countless generations.
On Monday 1st May come along and experience some of the action in a fun-filled day of live entertainment, survival demonstrations, exhibitions, kid’s workshops and more. Entry is FREE but pre- booking for the Dinosaur Roar Workshop must be pre-booked in advance.
The Iguanodon Restaurant
Outdoor Theatre Performance
The Iguanodon Restaurant is an outdoor theatre performance for families inspired by a famous banqueting scene in a 35-foot Victorian iguanodon. Highly visual, funny, peculiar, we bring you a 35 minute hilarious romp through 60 years of history and scientific discovery.
The story focuses on famous fossil discoveries and the birth of geology. Travelling at rollicking speed from Lyme Regis in 1812 through the Kent and Sussex Weald before arriving, breathless, at Crystal Palace Park in 1853. The show inspires audiences in their geological landscape, and local and national history, and it draws attention to the importance of fossils and how they transcended from curious charms to the embodiment of prehistoric life.
As the story unfolds eccentric characters emerge from history. They compete for fame, laying claim to the biggest and oldest dinosaur bones. They raised shocking new questions: How come these creatures no longer exist? And, what does this tell us about the world we live in? Blancmanges spin and pigeons fly from pies in The Iguanodon Restaurant…
Dinosaur Roar Children’s Workshop
Suitable for children aged from 5 years
Times: 11:30am & 2:00pm
Limited places so booking will be essential: Details soon.
A Climbing Challenge
In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous adventure story The Lost World, Professor Challenger and his companions must scale a sheer cliff face to reach their mysterious destination. Can you rise to the challenge?
“That night we pitched our camp immediately under the cliff–a most wild and desolate spot. The crags above us were not merely perpendicular, but curved outwards at the top, so that ascent was out of the question. Close to us was the high thin pinnacle of rock which I believe I mentioned earlier in this narrative. It is like a broad red church spire, the top of it being level with the plateau, but a great chasm gaping between. On the summit of it there grew one high tree. Both pinnacle and cliff were comparatively low–some five or six hundred feet, I should think. “It was on that,” said Professor Challenger, pointing to this tree, “that the pterodactyl was perched.
I climbed half-way up the rock before I shot him. I am inclined to think that a good mountaineer like myself could ascend the rock to the top, though he would, of course, be no nearer to the plateau when he had done so.” As Challenger spoke of his pterodactyl I glanced at Professor Summerlee, and for the first time I seemed to see some signs of a dawning credulity and repentance. There was no sneer upon his thin lips, but, on the contrary, a grey, drawn look of excitement and amazement. Challenger saw it, too, and revelled in the first taste of victory”
How to survive in the great outdoors
“Have you ever wondered how you could survive without the surroundings of the modern world”
Take the first step to relearning the lost wisdom of your ancestors. The skills and knowledge that will reconnect you to your environment are outside your front door, you just need to know where to look.
Music @ The Lost World
Open Stage Live Set x 2
Go Wild – FACE PAINTING
Food & Drink @ The Lost World
Before setting out to find the Lost World, Conan Doyle’s intrepid adventurers had to ensure their stamina was up to the challenge.
That’s why you’ll find an exciting range of street food and pop-up bars offering everything from the exotic to traditional fare. Experience the taste… experience something new and experience the Lost World.
To find out more and book a food or drink pitch contact: www.foodrockssouth.co.uk/
The High Weald AONB:
School’s Lost World Project
Details coming soon.