“Mary Anning” by Judith Bingham
for solo voice, gravel and rocks
a study of the famous Victorian paleontologist (premiered at St. Magnus Festival 2012 by Alison Wells)
Text by Mary Anning, Molly Anning, Anna Maria Pinney, Thomas Hawkins, Isaac Watts, H.F. Lyte, Charles Wesley, Alfred Lord Tennyson, David Hume, Gideon Mantell, Henry Kirke White, Thomas Love Beddoes, E.B.Pusey, Wisdom. Collated and added to by Judith Bingham. Hymn tune: St. Bride, by Samuel Howard.
I have been called prim, pedantic, shrewish, vinegar-looking, fossil, old maid, and worse.
electric voice theatre production from Lyme Regis to the Stage
Photos by Chrissie Murray, Helen Vincent, Robin Walter and Herbie Clarke
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Minerva Scientifica sets out to look at the links that exist between women scientists both in history and the present day and to find ways of increasing public engagement with the physical science and with the issues encountered by expert female scientists through a parallel exposure to women composers and artists.