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Check the Shipping Forecast at Guernsey Museum

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Tuesday 15 May 2012

For just one month, the Museum is hosting this exhibition by the major international photographer Mark Power, in conjunction with the Guernsey Photography Festival. This highly acclaimed exhibition features images from the areas featured in Radio 4's Shipping Forecast.

The enigmatic language of the Shipping Forecast has entered the public consciousness, creating a landscape of the imagination, confirming romantic notions of Britain's island status. In 1992 Mark Power set out to visit all 31 sea areas, which proved a huge undertaking and took four years to complete.

Museums Director Dr Jason Monaghan said:

 "Guernsey Museum is thrilled to have this exhibition by Mark Power. We have all heard the Shipping Forecast on the radio, and must at some time have wondered what Malin or North Utsira are actually like."

Guernsey Photography Festival organiser Jean‐Christophe Godet said:

"We are delighted to set up this new collaboration with Guernsey Museums and we look forward to develop new projects together to strengthen even further Guernsey Cultural Life for the benefit of all."

The Shipping Forecast is open from Friday 25 May until Friday 22 June between 10am and 5pm daily. The foyer display marking 25 years since the Falklands War remains in place, and continues in the Discovery Room. Admission to the museum is just £5.50

Timewarp Titanic continues in the Discovery Room. Admission to the museum is just £5.50

for adults, £4.50 for Senior Citizens and £1.50 for children. A season ticket allows entry to all

the exhibitions planned for 2012, plus the Castle and Fort Grey.

-ENDS-

Contact Information

Jason Monaghan

Tel: 01481 709702

E‐mail: Jason.monaghan@cultureleisure.gov.gg

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