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The Big Geekend

Model trains on display at The Big Geekend 2016

26 & 27 September

Embrace your nerdy nature at this two-day celebration of offbeat hobbies, pastimes and collections.  Now it's in 7th year, this weekend is a beloved feature of the Museum calendar.  

FREE entry with your Discovery Pass - otherwise normal admission applies.

Here is the timetable (you can also download it as a PDF at the end of this page):

ALL WEEKEND: BOTH DAYS

TIME

EVENT

VENUE

10.00 onwards

The Guernsey War Games Club

Watch and learn the rules, tricks and tactics for this most gloriously geeky pastime.

 

Museum

10.00 onwards

LEGO mini figures trail

They're hiding in the galleries - can you find them all?

Museum

10.00 onwards

All About Cosplay

A chance to discover the pastime of dressing up as your favourite characters for fun.

 

Museum

10.00 onwards

Disney Quiz & learn how to draw Pokémon

Have a go at drawing Pokémon using simple shapes and lines, learn about Disney pin collecting and have a go at completing the Disney lyrics.

Museum

10.00 onwards

A Journey Into The Hidden Natural World

Admire the intricate detail of such things as butterfly wings, sea squirts & sponges. This is the final weekend of the extraordinary exhibition.

Museum

10.00 onwards

Sci-Fi model making

 

Meet Dan and admire his extraordinary models.

 

Museum

10.00 onwards

My Dolly Parton Collection

Indulge your affection for the American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman & humanitarian.

Museum

10.00 onwards

Learn Mandarin

Join Yinmei Liu in the Greenhouse Gallery.

Museum

10.00 onwards

Meet the Pollinator Project

Learn more about what we can all do to help our pollinating insects revive and thrive. Speak to the volunteers about wildflower meadows, pollinator patches and the insects themselves.

Museum

10.00 onwards

Sound-themed activities & crafts

Inspired by our current display of 75 telephones.

Museum

10.00 onwards

Big Geekend graffiti by Adam Gillson

Join in with our colouring-in challenge.

Terrace

10.00 onwards

'Fantastic Beasts' with La Société

Make your own minibeast house.

Garden

10.00 onwards

Meet Vera the Velociraptor

Marvel at the model created for us by Mark Cook.

Museum

11.00-13.00

Facepainting

By Smudge-It Guernsey.

Terrace

When it's available

Pop-up cinema

Showing when the theatre is available.

Frossard Theatre

 

 

 

SATURDAY EXTRAS

TIME

EVENT

VENUE

10.00 onwards

GNET radio broadcasting live

Come & say hi to Guernsey's community radio station

Museum

10.00 onwards

Guernsey Military History Company

Modern life is rubbish, so let's party like it's 1899.

Garden

10.00-17.00

Priaulx Library open

Offering a warm welcome to all Geekenders. Today is European Day of Languages and the Library has a wide variety of Guernsey French and French books to see.

Priaulx Library

10.00-11.00

Samba Burros

Enjoy the irresistible sound of Samba - and have a go!

Terrace

10.30 onwards

Guernsey Gaming For Good

Join in with classic & creative games. 

Frossard Theatre

11.15-12.15

Art workshop with Jonathon Skelton

Garden

11.30-12.10

Geeky Tree Tour of the Gardens

Led by the self-confessed Tree Nerd, Andy McCutcheon.

Garden

12.30 onwards

Guernsey Model Engineering Society

A wide selection of trains, tanks & engines to see.

Terrace

14.00

Book signing

Meet the author of 'Occupation to Liberation',

Jason Monaghan

Foyer

14.00

Morris Dancing by Belles & Broomsticks

You don't need to know your 'caper; from your 'hey' - just sit back and enjoy. There is a chance to join in at the end, if you wish to.

Terrace

 

 

SUNDAY EXTRAS

TIME

EVENT

VENUE

10.00 onwards

A life under microscope

Discover amazing specimens with the

Guernsey Biological Records Centre

Museum

10.30-11.10

Dungeons & Dragons Talk by Stu from Just Games

The fantasy tabletop role-playing game is enjoying a revival at the moment. Everyone welcome.

Frossard Theatre

11.30

Storytime: The Gruffalo in Guernesiais

Interactive and fun!

Theatre

12.00

Live music from Early Music ensemble Hannikin

Theatre

14.00

Live music from eclectic recorder group Ad-Hoc

Possibly the most humble wind instrument:

ultimate geek chic!

Theatre

15.00

Candie Band Concert: Fourtissimo

Hosted by the Guernsey Arts Commission

Terrace

Timetable is subject to change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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