It’s been nearly two decades since Primetime proudly began filming two documentaries with the HM Bark Endeavour Replica, which made it’s way from Freemantle in Australia and toured the UK including refit at Whitby and visits to many ports around the UK. We’re delighted that 2020 sees the 200 year anniversary celebrating the life of Sir Joseph Banks, who was raised at Revesby Manor and regularly walked across Lincolnshire’s fens fuelling his love of botany.
In prelude to this anniversary, Gravity Fields Festival 2018 launched a stout little tribute vessel (based upon the HM Bark Endeavour) which ‘set sail’ from Grantham Market Place and metaphorically circumnavigated the globe arriving at St Peter’s Hill where its crew – Banks and Captain James Cook – disembarked and began an exploration of the new world gardens made by Grantham College and local community groups.
Shoals of fish, sharks, the foaming sea and other companions escorted the ship along the route as it met with obstacles, including Maori fishermen and raging storms which inevitably caused delays to the journey.
We documented this amazing voyage of discovery, and many other fascinating events featured in 2018’s spectacular science and arts exhibition. Our video edit of the highlights has been released, so please take look and make sure you put the date in your diary for Gravity Fields 2020!