This amazing, interactive exhibit is happening now in Portland, Oregon at the science museum.
You can visit it at this location until January 5, 2014 before it moves on to Columbus, Ohio.
The exhibit features original manuscripts and period artifacts, investigative tools and crime-solving opportunities. Participate in experiments.
Visit Dr. Conan Doyle’s study; visit the sitting room at 221b; visit the gallery which houses a collection of Sherlockiana, including games, comics, magazines, radio broadcasts, movie clips, and television shows.
Being provided with a book of clues, visitors will be able tap into their own powers of observation to solve a new Sherlock Holmes mystery written by Daniel Stashower.
Please visit their website at http://www.sherlockholmesexhibition.com for more info and to view pictures and videos.
Tickets can also be purchased online.
Thank you to Petrel friend, Brenda for having sent this info.
Most people, Sherlockian or not, have heard of The Hound of the Baskervilles. This production is like no other retelling of the tale. The hellish beast roaming the moors of Dartmoor.
The three actors who, through quick costume changes, were brilliant in their roles. From the French Sherlock ‘olmes to the ‘ravishing’ Cecile Stapleton.
The group of Stormy Petrels who attended this production were all thoroughly entertained, to say the least.
You can still witness this wonderfully hilarious spoof, the Western Canadian premier, at the Newton Cultural Centre, located at 13530 – 72nd Ave., Surrey, on until October 31st. The fog begins rolling across the moor at 7:30.
www.baskerville.org brought to us by Bad Dog Productions.
Thanks to member Tim for supplying snacks post-show.
The next gathering of the Stormy Petrels will take place on Friday, July 26th.
We will meet at The Tapestry at UBC for our annual “Classic Movie Night” at 6:00 for snacks , movie begins rolling at 7:00.
Should you show up in Sherlockian-inspired dress, your Consulting Detective will reward you with a gift.
We will be treated to two movies. These were actually two episodes from a television series which originally aired in America in 1954.
“The Red-Headed League” and “The Case of the Shoeless Engineer” both starring Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes.
Please contact me if you are able to attend, as our host Brian needs to inform “Mrs Hudson”.
Hope to see you all there!
1. “The Game’s Afoot” – July 10-18
Peninsula Productions present the Canadian premiere of Ken Ludwig’s play.
Set in 1936 at Gillette Castle, Connecticut, a guest of the castle is murdered, and the world-renowned actor, William Gillette resumes his role as Sherlock Holmes to solve the crime.
The Playhouse is located at 1532 Johnston Road, White Rock.
2. “Reichenbach Falls” Excursion - July 13
After our ceremonial wreath-toss and picnic, (please see the previous post) we make our way to “Toad Hall” with a slight detour to visit the grave-site of Margaret Denison, mother of Vincent Starrett. We will show our respects by reciting her son’s poem, “221b” and remembering what a great influence she was on her son’s life. If anyone requires a ride, please let me know.
3. “Classic Movie Night”- July 26
Once again, we will enjoy a classic Sherlockian movie at The Tapestry at Wesbrook Village. Refreshments will be served at 6:00 and the movie will begin to roll at 7:00.
The Tapestry is located at UBC, Wesbrook Mall, just south of 16th Ave.
For further info or questions, please feel free to contact me,
Twenty-two members and guests enjoyed a marvelous meal; toasted The Queen, Sherlock Holmes and others; received gifts of Stormy Petrel pens and hand-crafted Sherlockian bookmarks (thanks the Elsa) and were entertained by the “Petrel Players”.
Len recruited volunteers for “How They Met” and “How Watson Learned the Trick”. The Petrel Players performed “The Petrel Band” which was presented at a dinner 20 years ago. We all took part in the classic Victorian parlour game, charades, using the titles of several stories of the ‘canon’.
The evening concluded with the reading of Vincent Starrett’s sonnet, “221b” by Fran and Len after which, the Stormy Petrels slowly left the officer’s lounge of Bessborough Armory.
Plans are already underfoot for the next dinner. If you are planning to be in Vancouver next March, I do hope you will join us.
What is it?
The “Master’s” Dinner;
Who shall attend?
Petrels and guests;
What is the date?
The 16th of the 3rd;
Where shall it be?
What is the time?
6:30 for 7
What shall we give?
Why should we go?
For the sake of the Game!
Thanks to Holmes and Watson, the Empire is safe and Queen Victoria’s secret will remain untold.
We had heard that Sherlock Holmes would have made a fine actor, if he would have chosen that profession. But who knew he could also sing? Watson was true to form. Always in the dark, clueless, but Holmes would be lost without him.
We were treated to the gaiety of the music hall as the play began, and the entertainment did not stop. Recommended to all those who enjoy a good mystery and a good time.
The play runs Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm to March 16th at the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre.