Thursday 19th September 18:00 – 19:30
The Unblinking Eye Public Talk
Normanby Room, Whitby Museum
Dr Michael Mulvihill ran home from school as a child to see how quickly he could get there after hearing about the four-minute warning. This concept and the work of the early warning station at RAF Fylingdales fascinated him from then on. When he was given the chance to become the first Artist in Residence at RAF Fylingdales this gave him the chance to express these feelings and explore the social interactions between the base and the North York Moors. This has resulted in a fascinating exhibition on show at Whitby Museum until 3 November.
In the lead up to the exhibition Dr Mulvihill was interviewed for the BBC Radio 4 programme, Two Minutes to Midnight, exploring why we are no longer afraid of nuclear annihilation and whether we should be.
In this free public talk, being held in the Museum Normanby Room, Dr Mulvihill and Professor Richard Clay (Professor of Digital Cultures Newcastle University) will be discussing the artist residency and the making of the Radio 4 programme.
Tickets to the talk are FREE and include a complementary glass of wine on arrival. Tickets can be booked via the Museum Eventbrite page, follow the link on their website https://whitbymuseum.org.uk/talks/