The Very Curious Herbal: A Multisensory Storytelling Evening

Wednesday 20 November | 18:30-20:00

Aberdeen All Ages Exhibition, Storytelling

Free (ticketed)

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01224 274 354

Amanda Edmiston embarks on an enchanted journey into the verdant world of Aberdonian Elizabeth Blackwell’s A Curious Herbal (1737–39). The beautiful book – an original edition of which will be on display – is a meticulously illustrated list of plants and their descriptions and was the first such book created by a woman to be published. This multidimensional performance layers history, stories, tastes and remedies to draw us into the garden of plants revealed within the book. This event has been organised by The Elphinstone Institute and the University of Aberdeen Museums and Special Collections in partnership with Book Week Scotland.

Venue information

Sir Duncan Rice Library

Bedford Road

AB24 3AA

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