PLEASE NOTE THAT IT HAS BEEN NECESSARY TO RESCHEDULE THIS EVENT TO TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER AT 2.30PM.
Following the story of the only Mayflower passenger to have travelled previously to North America this 90 minute film is shown as part of Southampton’s Mayflower 400 anniversary programme.
A decade before Mayflower left our shores Stephen Hopkins had been aboard a Jamestown-bound ship that wrecked on Bermuda inspiring Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest. The film retraces Hopkin’s life criss-crossing the Atlantic
Twice Emmy-nominated producer Andrew Giles Buckley, a Hopkins descendant, grew up hearing stories that New Plymouth’s iconoclast tavern keeper may have been the inspiration for The Tempest’s drunken and mutinous Stephano. In their Gumshoe Historian style, Buckley and crew of Hit and Run History seek out the reality of a man who was everywhere at the founding of America.
We are pleased to present this film as part of Southampton’s Mayflower 400 programme to mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower and in partnership with University of Southampton’s Human Worlds Festival and delighted that the film’s director Andrew Buckley will join us after the film for a Q&A.
This is an online event. Ticket holders will be emailed a link to access the film and conversation which follows.