Joanna Grochowicz

Joanna Grochowicz

Joanna Grochowicz was born and raised in New Zealand but spent much of her time travelling the world with her husband and two sons. She has published extensively researched books on Shackleton, Captain Scott and Amundsen.

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  1. 36. THE  LOST VIRTUE OF MANLINESS
    36. THE LOST VIRTUE OF MANLINESS

    Without doubt, a seismic shift has occurred in our cultural ideas of manliness and its heroic allure. In today’s environment, celebrating the exploits of white men conquering new lands seems deeply unfashionable at best and self-sabotage at worst. And yet our appetite for tales of heroics is still as voracious as ever. Joanna Grochowicz and Patrick Cordingley discuss the challenges of contextualising manliness and the importance of celebrating historical representations of men behaving bravely on the ice and on the battlefield.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme. The child ticket is applicable for ages 5-15; Under 5’s are free

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

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  2. 15. SHACKLETON'S ENDURANCE: AN ANTARCTIC SURVIVAL STORY
    15. SHACKLETON'S ENDURANCE: AN ANTARCTIC SURVIVAL STORY

    While conveying the beautiful, harsh environment of the Antarctic, Joanna Grochowicz will give a gripping account of how, adrift on the pack ice with no means of escape and no hope of rescue, Ernest Shackleton and his men seemed doomed. In January 1915, his ship, the Endurance, became locked in pack ice and later, it sank, without a trace until its dramatic discovery earlier this year. To survive, Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men had to undertake a trial even more extreme than their planned crossing of the frozen continent. This vivid tale of survival against massive odds, will show Shackleton's extraordinary leadership skills.

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