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Scottish Storytelling Centre

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43-45 High Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1SR United Kingdom
0131 556 9579 http://www.tracscotland.org/scottish-storytelling-centre

November 2019

The Remarkable Deliverances of Alice Thornton

14 November, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1SR United Kingdom
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Yorkshire, 1668. Mrs Alice Thornton – widow, mother, and daughter of the late Lord Deputy of Ireland - finds herself the subject of a most dreadful scandal which threatens to destroy her reputation. Tonight, she begs your presence at a defence of her life, including twenty miraculous deliverances from death. Based on the handwritten notebooks of Alice Thornton (1626-1707) – including two recently rediscovered manuscripts - this one-woman theatre/storytelling performance reflects on one woman’s life and experiences across the span…

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The Remarkable Deliverances of Alice Thornton

16 November, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1SR United Kingdom
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Yorkshire, 1668. Mrs Alice Thornton – widow, mother, and daughter of the late Lord Deputy of Ireland - finds herself the subject of a most dreadful scandal which threatens to destroy her reputation. Tonight, she begs your presence at a defence of her life, including twenty miraculous deliverances from death. Based on the handwritten notebooks of Alice Thornton (1626-1707) – including two recently rediscovered manuscripts - this one-woman theatre/storytelling performance reflects on one woman’s life and experiences across the span…

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Haunting Our Bodies

18 November, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1SR United Kingdom
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Illness and memories of being ill can 'haunt' our bodies physically and emotionally. Comics and graphic novels are an excellent medium for storytellers to engage with and begin to repair such trauma. This hands-on workshop explores trauma and wellness through examples from graphic novels including Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home and Charles Burns' Black Holes and helps you learn to tell your story in graphic form. This event is part of the 'Beyond Bodies' series by the Centre for Biomedicine, Self…

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Exploring Cultural Commoning

19 November, 2019, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1SR United Kingdom
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This interactive performance workshop explores, with full audience involvement, ways of discovering the cultural commons that makes our place through play and dance. Weather permitting, the workshop will involve an outdoor element in the venue's garden area. This event is part of the 'Streaming New Voices' series by Heriot-Watt University.

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Discovery Ceilidh

19 November, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1SR United Kingdom
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Traditional culture can bring people together or create barriers. Following the theme of 'Discovering Home – Scotland, Europe, World', this ceilidh (traditional gathering) will see opportunities for visitors to experience and co-create through music, story, poetry, dance and seasonal customs, in an ambience of ‘radical hospitality’ and inclusion; bridging divides between cultures, mentalities and research disciplines. Expect to be surprised, and get involved, in an evening of entertainment and exploration! Hosted by Heriot-Watt University's Intercultural Research Centre, the event will draw…

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Bedtime Stories for the Brain

21 November, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1SR United Kingdom
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Neuroscience – the scientific study of the brain and the nervous system – seems to be ever more visible in popular culture. Research about the brain is often portrayed as a means of helping to understand our bodies, our selves and even our societies. We are increasingly told in newspapers, on television and elsewhere that ‘we are our brains’, and to ‘look after’ our brains. Humanities and social science scholars, though, have looked more critically about the circulation of such…

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