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Seals and Culture: An Evening of Conversation and Celebration May 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us at Rocket Bakery for an evening of cuisine and conversation inspired by the seal harvest and its place in the cultures of Newfoundland’s and Labrador’s peoples. At 7pm, watch Clare Fowler turn seal pelts into beautiful items, and listen to Jim Winter talk of his days on the ice and his years of sealing advocacy. Eat seal treats and enjoy the scotch and seaweed pairings while Felicity Roberts talks about culinary and non-traditional uses for seal and seaweeds. Dr. Latonia Hartery will speak on the importance of seals over thousands of years in NLs history, David Benson will read a selection of sealing poems, and hunter Leo Hearne will speak of this years hunt. Anne Troake’s film “My Ancestors Were Rogues and Murderers” will screen at 8pm. The film addresses animal rights campaigns and explores themes of ecology and conservation through the story of Troake’s extended family, descendants of 18th-century settlers who were sustained by activities such as sealing. A discussion facilitated by Anne will follow. Seal facts and folklore and the music of AE Bridger and friends will be interspersed throughout the evening, as well as several surprise features. This event is a part of Obscura Day, the international celebrations being held on May 6th by Brooklyn based travel website Atlas Obscura. Lets show thier readers that Newfoundlanders support and value the seal harvest. http://www.atlasobscura.com/obscuraday DETAILS Tickets can be purchased online in advanceon the Atlas Obscura website (http://www.atlasobscura.com/events/newfoundland) , or in cash at the door. Food and drink not included in ticket cost, to be purchased separately. All ages welcome! Note: We will be accepting donations at the event for The Independent, a local free and non-commercial online news site that has done important work regarding the Muskrat Falls protests, with reporter Justin Brake facing criminal charges and possible jail time for covering the land protectors occupation of the site from the inside. He will go to court on April 11th. QUESTIONS? Contact Felicity Roberts at felicityroberts13@gmail.com.


May 6, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food
272 Water Street
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, NL A1C 1B7 Canada