Melville’s 200th Birthday at Burton Constable

 

August 1st 2019 was Herman Melville’s 200th birthday. I celebrated it at Burton Constable Hall, near Hull which was probably one of the most ‘Moby-Dick’ places in the UK at that time. Not only is there a sperm whale skeleton mentioned in Moby-Dick there, but there was also my exhibition of British influences in Moby-Dick.

Cutting the cake for Melville's 200th Birthday at Burton Constable Hall

Cutting the cake for Melville’s 200th Birthday at Burton Constable Hall

 

It was great – we had cake! It was also Yorkshire Day so there was lots of activity on site and after a great talk by the Dave Nassau the Groundskeeper we jointly cut the cake shared it with the audience and visitors to the exhibition. Dave has done much to preserve the whale skeleton, and has been a huge help and support to me in my various artistic endeavours at Burton Constable Hall.

Whale and Cake for Melville's 200th Birthday

Whale and Cake for Melville’s 200th Birthday