Friday 12 October
Histories of the Unexpected LIVE! Dr Sam Willis and Professor James Daybell

This brand new show takes you on a journey of discovery that tackles some of the greatest of historical themes – from the Tudors to the Second World War, from the Roman Empire to the Victorians.

In a show that emotionally engages as well as informs and entertains, you will find out how all of these subjects link together in unexpected and rather magical ways.

Such as – why the history of the orange is all about Elizabethan spies and the gunpowder plot. How the history of windows is all about Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar. How the history of the beard is all about Brunel and the industrial revolution. Why the history of the scar is so important. How the history of monsters is so relevant today. Why the history of chimneys is both exciting and upsetting.

You will never think about the past – or the present – in the same way ever again. Guaranteed.
The show has been adapted for theatre by director Daniel Jamieson and integrates sound, film and animation into an enthralling narrative presented by Dr Sam Willis and Professor James Daybell, two of the UKs most gifted historical storytellers.

Sam has made more than ten major TV series for the BBC and National Geographic including The Silk Road, Invasion!, Castles and Maritime China.

James is Professor of Early Modern History at Plymouth University and one of the world’s leading historical thinkers.

Running time 1 hour plus Q&A and book signing.

‘History as you’ve never seen it before’ Dan Snow

Tickets: £10 advance, £11 door, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £5 under 18s and students with ID.

See Sam here

Click here for tickets or phone 01726 879500

Tickets also available from Limekiln Gallery, Calstock. Opening times 11.00am to 5.00pm Tuesday to Saturday.

There’s a special bonus at our events over the weekend of Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October. Our Gallery Bar will host a beer tasting by Devon based Bere Brewery before Histories of the Unexpected and Snob Hill.

Doors and bar 7.00pm, start time 8.00pm