The Connect10 Vote: You choose where Jon McGregor goes for Museums at Night

| 02 March 2012
a photograph of John Mcgregor
Jon McGregor is an award-winning novelist and short story writer who has written books including If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things and Even The Dogs.

Voting is now closed. Find out where Jon McGregor will be appearing when we reveal the results of the Connect10 competition on March 7.

Turner Contemporary

The £17.5 million Turner Contemporary became one of the country's proudest new galleries when it opened in the Kent town of Margate last year.

They say:
"We love hosting dynamic events with leading figures in art, music, design and dance, and would welcome a writer of Jon's acclaim.

Our extraordinary gallery, designed by Sir David Chipperfield, offers an unrivalled backdrop to hear Jon read his new stories.

With a state-of-the-art event space that overlooks the North Sea and the very skies that JMW Turner described as 'the loveliest in all Europe', the gallery makes a unique, inspiring setting to hear contemporary literature."

Discovery Point

Starring the RRS Discovery ship that Captain Scott himself once sailed on, Dundee's Discovery Point provides a tremendous testimony to maritime history and a place of wonder for the whole family.

They say: "Discovery Point is the home of Captain Scott’s famous Dundee-built research ship the RRS Discovery, which took him to the Antarctic on his first expedition in 1901.

He later returned south aboard another Dundee ship, the Terra Nova, and in January 1912 reached the South Pole. In this centenary year, Discovery Point is commemorating Scott and his achievements with a range of special events.

With his Antarctic connections, author Jon McGregor would be an exciting addition to our programme of exhibitions, film, drama and music."

The Polar Museum

Perhaps the finest venue for Polar research in the UK, Cambridge's modest Polar Museum caused a stir last year when it was named as one of the finalists for the Art Fund Prize, giving it a deserved spot in the sun alongside the likes of the British Museum.

They say: "Help us celebrate a pivotal moment in British polar history, 100 years on from Scott's South Pole journey, by voting to bring Jon McGregor's strange and wonderful tales to the museum.

Like John, we want to bring alive the triumphs and tragedies of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances - human narratives played out in beautiful and forbidding landscapes, where the familiar can appear strange and comradeship and endeavour can bring human warmth to the most desolate places on Earth."

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