Creature Consequences

The Cambrian Explosion was a time of curious creatures – some had five eyes, others peculiar nozzles, and others mysterious spikes.


Use a drawing version of the game "Consequences" to create new Cambrian-style animals. Poet and children's writer Penny Boxall will be on hand to help you open up your imagination and think of ways to describe the weird and wonderful creature you've dreamed of. 

You'll also get the chance to look closely at Cambrian fossils with expert and researcher Frankie Dunn.

For children and families.

Drop-in, no booking needed.

About the poet

Penny Boxall writes children's fiction with work shortlisted for the Hachette Children's Novel Award in 2020. She is the recipient of a 2021 grant from Arts Council England for the development of her novel.


Accessibility information

Wheelchair accessible? Yes
Hearing loops? No
Seating? Yes
Refreshments? No
Flashing lights? No
Loud noises? No


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