A Special Invite to LJS Trustees and Supporters

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum – have we got something special for you …

On behalf of Sheila Hannon and the Show of Strength Theatre Company, I am delighted to be able to invite you to a very special preview of their brand new story walk, Treasure Island.

The walk will be available to the public from Saturday 27 May 2017 until Sunday 4 June 2017, but we would like to offer you the opportunity to be part of a special preview on Wednesday 24 May 2017 at 5.30pm.

Kathryn Davis

Head of Tourism  |  Destination Bristol

If LJS Trustees and supporters can come to the preview can they please don pirate attire to add to the atmosphere. Seb is bringing Cap’n Flint.

Where it all began: Bristol Docks

2pm & 4pm 27 May 2017 – 4 June 2017

Show Of Strength’s TREASURE ISLAND STORY WALK is the perfect half term treat. Bristol is where Squire Trelawney found and fitted out the good ship Hispaniola, where Long John Silver ran a pub called The Spylass, and where young Jim Hawkins stepped off the coach from Devon to set sail on the biggest adventure of his life – the search for Captain Flint’s buried treasure.

Led by a professional actor in period costume and full of pirates and buccaneers; hidden spy holes; dark secrets, dirty deeds and lashings of doubloons.

Saturday 27 May- Sunday 4 June, every day at 2pm and 4pm. Suitable for families with children aged 8+, you’ll hear the story where it all began 250 years ago: Bristol docks.

Here’s Squire Trelawney’s letter from Bristol’s Old Anchor Inn:

Dear Livesey

The ship is bought and fitted. She lies at anchor, ready for sea. You never imagined a sweeter schooner—a child might sail her—two hundred tons; name, Hispaniola.

…only the crew troubled me until the most remarkable stroke of fortune brought me the very man that I required… an old sailor who keeps a public-house, knows all the seafaring men in Bristol, and had lost his health ashore. I engaged him on the spot to be ship’s cook. Long John Silver, he is called, and has lost a leg…’

And what happens next? You’ll have to walk the walk to find out.

Adults £8, under 16 £5, family (2+2) £20. Duration: 1 hour.

No booking required; meet at the start: Merchant Venturers Almshouses, junction King St/Prince St, BS1 4DT.



  • Supported by Bristol Festival of Ideas.

  • Part of Bristol Walking Festival

Sheila Hannon, Creative Producer



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