Lakeside Arts
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Lakeside Arts

drawn seaworld scene with white, brown and red corals and fish in the foreground

UNDISCOVERED ISLAND: SOLVE THE MYSTERY

An imaginary underwater world with unique plants, birds, fish and giant corals that light up and sing – what's this? An undiscovered island! Let us decipher some mysterious messages and see what lays on this fantastic place... Join us weekly to see the story unravel.

Lakeside Arts and Makers of Imaginary Worlds have joined forces in making a truly unique interactive installation: Undiscovered Island, but before we can bring that to life fully, we need your help. We've received a message that we can't decipher – are they any codebrakers out there?

MISSION 1: THE CODE BREAKERS

We have received a signal and some strange symbols. It keeps repeating on Lakeside's computers... It’s just playing it, and we can’t stop it. Please help: is it a message? Is it some kind of code? This has never happened before! We restarted the computer, but it didn't go away, so we think someone might be trying to reach us. Can anyone out there translate it for us?

You will need: Pencil, paper, computer/tablet/phone for internet access.

SEE MISSION 1 DETAILS
PARENTS' GUIDE

If you could decode the message, please send your answers to Louise Kay Louise.Kay@nottingham.ac.uk 


MISSION 2: THE NAVIGATORS

Thank you so much for your help on Mission 1! You broke the code, well done. As soon as you sent us the translations, we tried to use the message to find out more, but couldn’t discover anything. Can you please help us again? We think we’ll have to use the map...

You will need: Pencil, paper, computer/tablet/phone for internet access, means to take a photo of your postcard.

SEE MISSION 2 DETAILS
PARENTS' GUIDE

Please send photos of your postcards to Louise Kay Louise.Kay@nottingham.ac.uk or tag us in your social media pictures on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @LakesideArts 


MISSION 3: THE EXPLORERS

Thank you for checking the coordinates and sending us your postcard last week, we enjoyed reading about your adventures. What great travellers you all are! However, the adventure is not over yet. Last week we received a telegram and a delivery full with some strange messages and half-finished journals…

You will need: Pencil, paper, printer (optional), computer/tablet/phone for internet access, means to take a photo of your drawings

SEE MISSION 3 DETAILS
PARENTS' GUIDE

Please send your drawings and journals to Louise Kay Louise.Kay@nottingham.ac.uk or tag us in your social media pictures on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @LakesideArts 


MISSION 4: THE ADVENTURERS

Thank you for sending us the pictures of the animals and plants you have completed. We have received another radio transmission, so we invite you for a final mission. We have to use our imagination, all the clues we have gathered over the last 3 missions and the latest message from the explorer.

You will need: paper, pen, pencils, paints/ markers and any recycle materials i.e. egg and cereal boxes, bottle tops for making tokens etc.; and internet access

SEE MISSION 4 DETAILS
PARENTS' GUIDE

Please send your drawings and journals to Louise Kay Louise.Kay@nottingham.ac.uk or tag us in your social media pictures on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @LakesideArts 


All of your responses will be collected and help us create creatures for The Undiscovered Island which is a tactile interactive installation that will be presented at Lakeside Arts in 2021. 


To find out more about the project, please visit the Makers of Imaginary Worlds website.