15:00 - 17:30 SALON Only
15:00 - 22:00 SALON + DINNER + MOVIE
Hosted by Rob La Frenais, with Rachel Mayeri and Sarah-Jane Vick
What is it that makes us
human? Does trying to understand other intelligent species such
as chimpanzees or dolphins tell us something about ourselves, our belief that we are somehow unique? In this salon and bus tour of Knowsley Safari Park we explore interspecies communication and whether we can break free of what John Berger called the “loneliness of man as a species”.
Joining the discussion are
Rachel Mayeri, creator of AND Festival highlight Primate Cinema: Apes as Family, and expert in chimp
cognition Dr Sarah-Jane Vick.
Please note: Unlike previous salons, this Salon is taking place at Knowsley Safari Park including a bus from Liverpool and a tour of the park. Our coach will be picking up guests in Liverpool at The Art Organisation (TAO) Gallery, 102 Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BL
Paying guests are invited to stay at the Knowsley Safari Park and join us for a dinner and a Drive-In screening of the 1968 film Planet of the Apes, we'll provide the cars and the popcorn, then return you safely back to Liverpool. Click here for screening info.
Spaces are limited and booking is essential.
15:00 Meet at
TAO Gallery – Take a look around Rachel Mayari’s exhibition Primate Cinema –
Apes as Family
15:20 Tour Bus Leaves
for Knowsley Safari Park! Depart
Arrives Knowsley Safari Park - Welcome from Knowsley
16:00 – 17:00
Safari Park Tour
17:30 – Bus back
to TAO Gallery Liverpool
OR (with £10 ticket)
17:00-18:30 Dinner at the Karamojo Restaurant.
Drive-In Screening of Planet of The Apes (we provide the cars!)
21:15 Bus back to TAO Gallery Liverpool
When & Where
Abandon Normal Devices
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