A mindful legacy for the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers’ pioneering voyage to America
Plymouth is still something of a frontier town. Bordered by Dartmoor to the North and East, the only thing South and West of Biovault Family’s home city is the Atlantic Ocean and America.
Plymouth is proud of its maritime history and of its world-leading role in marine biology and oceanography. And never has its legacy been under greater scrutiny.
As partners of Plymouth University and the transplant centre for the NHS South West Peninsula, Biovault Family are deeply connected to the pioneering spirit of this ocean city. Along with our partners, we’re committed to building a healthier future for all our children and our children’s children.
There’s never been a better time to nurture our international relationships and to consider the kind of world we hope will exist in 400 years time.
From November 2019, an ambitious year-long commemoration will mark the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s pioneering voyage to America.
It will include a creative and inspiring series of events – from breathtaking, once-in-a-lifetime festivals to grand, thought-provoking artistic installations and a vast network of community events.
The Mayflower 400 events programme will share the values of migration, tolerance, freedom and democracy and tell the story of a ship and its passengers – a group of people that a remarkable 30million+ US citizens have descended from.
“It’s the world’s biggest family reunion” say event organisers, “and you’re invited.”
A group of volunteers from Plymouth’s construction industry are raising funds to build the ‘Mayflower Forest’ as part of a community engagement effort towards a lasting legacy for Mayflower400.
The Road to Mayflower team plan to deliver a new landscape design to revitalise Marsh Mills Roundabout as a green gateway transforming the visitors’ arrival experience as well as delivering significant environmental benefits.
The team aims to plant over 1,000 silver birch trees and will use local stone to create an artistic dry riverbed, to create a unique Mayflower Forest.
To contribute, visit: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/mayflower-forest