Rebel show nails!

Banish the grey fear with a prehistoric pedicure!

A photograph of a solitary early Jurassic fossil oyster, Gryphaea arcuata.
Gryphaea arcuata from the Yorkshire Coast, as seen on Countdown.

This summer, at Kirkleatham Museum, the Lemon Tops & Lobster Pots exhibition is celebrating the Redcar & Cleveland seaside. I’ve curated the geology display, and I’ve made Gryphaea arcuata – the devil’s toenail – star of the show.

The fossils are always grey, though, so on Wednesday August 9th and 23rd I’m inviting people to come into the museum and help me bring some colour back to the Jurassic seafloor. Sign up for a session at the Rebel Show Nails salon and not only will you learn all about Redcar’s roaming rock star, you’ll also get a perfect Plaster of Paris replica toenail – handmade by GeoEd at The Fossil Shop, Scarborough – to paint. And a real devil’s toenail fossil to take home!

Tickets are just £4 per person, and can be booked on the Kirkleatham Museum TicketSource page.

Earth scientist in York, fossilist across Yorkshire. Co-director of the Yorkshire Fossil Festival and palaeontologist for hire. Can be found twittering, facebooking, and instagramming as @fossiliam.