Please to remember the Fifth of November with gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot!
So runs the rhyme that all British children grow up reciting … and the cause for every British November 5th being celebrated with bonfires, fireworks and the traditional burning of the guy!
Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 5th November for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, for a special show all about fireworks.
In Part 1, Saffia and Elrik look at the history behind the Gunpowder Plot – and find some modern resonances in a tale of religious fanaticism and repression, as well as a triumph for (partial) democracy.
Then, in Part 2, the intrepid Toady Nakamura, co-janitor of the wonderful Grendel’s endeavours to teach Saffia to make a firework. Brave toad!
And finally, in Part 3, we talk to the amazing Racer X Gullwing who shows us some of his amazing fireworks (in addition to telling us about the Giant Snail Races).
And after the show is over, we’ll be launching fireworks from the roof of the studio!
If you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel – or on the Prim Perfect or Designing Worlds blogs.
It seems that the screen glitch is fixed, so we will be able to watch inworld!
You can visit Grendel’s at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Avaria%20Tor/133/134/302
You can find out about Toady’s classes here on the Grendel’s website: https://grendelschildren.wordpress.com/author/toadynakamura/
You can visit the Giant Snails at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gullwing%20Coast%20Racers/128/133/2386
You can watch Giant Snail Races on their YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIzUNyz8RHrBc–NIXwEAEg