Sat, 12 Nov|
Poisonous Tales from the back of the Apothecary's Almanac Serving: facts, folklore, legends and social history with a glass or two of something which *might* be good for you, prepare to be chilled and never look at a pancake in the same way again!
Time & Location
12 Nov 2022, 18:00 – 20:00
Todmorden, Centre for Folklore Myth and Magic, 65, Halifax Road
About the event
Poisonous Tales from the back of the Apothecary's Almanac
(Evening storytelling session, probably with a scary herbal drink and nibbles advise 14+ as sexual references and scary stuff!)
Herbal storyteller, Amanda Edmiston (Botanica Fabula) opens the back pages of the Apothecary's Almanac for a darkly humorous evening of Poisons!
Serving: facts, folklore, legends and social history with a glass or two of something which *might* be good for you, prepare to be chilled and never look at a pancake in the same way again!
'A dyed in the wool storyteller', former student of herbal medicine: Amanda Edmiston, comes from a long line of storytellers, plant people, writers and artists.
Amanda says: ‘I've always been fascinated by plants and the stories around them, I love how they reveal how we connect to each other and our natural environment through their use’.
Over the past ten years her storytelling has taken her on a fabulous journey, she has woven words about poisons for Chelsea Physic Garden in London, taken Scottish folklore and regional plant use and legends to the National Museum of Rural Life and the Ashmolean museum in Oxford and shared secrets from eighteenth century herbals in stories at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow.
One of her projects the Kist in Thyme has spanned over 5 years and has brought together local Stirlingshire reminiscence and archive resources surrounding local plant use and developed them into sessions which she then shared to collaboratively create plant-based art works. Her work has a wide range of inspirations and starting points but always focuses on weaving together facts, folklore, traditional tales, history and herbal remedies using storytelling techniques to create a rich multi-sensory tapestry which audiences have described as being like ‘an enchanting and dynamic glimpse into a magical garden'.
For more about Amanda and her work see her website: www.botanicafabula.co.uk
Amanda Edmiston- Sat evening
+£0.25 service fee
+£0.25 service fee