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Lady Scientist Stitch and Bitch

10 Apr

It’s tomorrow night at the Storytelling Centre. You can bring knitting. It’s almost sold out. Turn to page 45 of your Edinburgh International Science Festival Programme and you’ll find it. Illicit Ink‘s ‘Lady Scientist Stitch and Bitch’: Lady scientist

I’m playing Emma Darwin. That’s Charles Darwin’s wife. The lady scientist with which I’m stitching and bitching are:

And the brains behind the operation, that is the lady with the time machine who’s been stopping off at various points throughout history to collect us all – your compere for the evening is Ariadne Cass-Maran.

GET TICKETS HERE. Join the event on facebook here.

I should maybe point out that I’m not really bitching – I’m presenting the final monologue of the evening. It’s a spoken word piece I’ve written as Emma about her thoughts and questions on life, faith, feminism, science, death and love. I’m also sewing the tree of life onto a cushion and reading one of the letters I actually wrote to my dear Charlie (the real Emma wrote it – you know what I mean). I’m not saying anymore because I don’t want to spoil it! 

 
 

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5 responses to “Lady Scientist Stitch and Bitch

  1. Katie Smith

    April 10, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Wish I could be there! It will be awesome. 🙂

     
    • auntyemily

      April 10, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      Thanks kates. Just heard it’s sold out!

       
  2. Marianne

    April 10, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Sooooo looking forward to it!

     

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