Fife turned out to be a treasure trove of women scientists past, present and future! Kirkcaldy Old Kirk hosted the performance featuring Doctor Adeline Campbell & 5 of her sisters, born to the minister there in the late C19th; Mary Somerville who grew up nearby in Burntisland and 7 incredible Astronomers and Physicists from the University of St Andrews
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Lyth signalled the end of the first part of our #EchoeScot tour – the final date of 2018. We learnt a great deal on the tour which started in St Abbs in the far South East, visiting Stirling, Killin & Kenmore, Isle of Coll and Strathpeffer on our way to this Northern outpost of artistic excellence, bursting with energy and life in a most unexpected, isolated position.
Strathpeffer provided a wonderful stop over and fun diversion during our Echoes – Minerva Scientifica Tour of Scotland which began in June 2018 at Eyemouth and St Abbs and finished in Perth in November 2019.. We were on our way from the Isle of Coll to Wick, so we were delighted to spend an evening in this beautiful town, and what fun we had.
That final day began in the most unusual and poignant way as Artistic Director, Frances M Lynch was invited by Catherine Drummond-Herdman to visit Megginch Castle and the grave of the Hero of Errol, Victoria Drummond……
In 2020, Essex will be a hotbed of creative and scientific energy that demonstrates the outstanding STEAM learning and skills training opportunities; the extraordinary and pioneering businesses that are designing the future; and the rich cultural, arts and heritage offer that tells the stories of creativity, community and innovation around us…… and that’s where Minerva Scientifica comes in with a new Echoes Project
An Cridhe on the Isle of Coll is a fantastic venue to visit. We created music there with children from the local primary school about the raucous, but endangered Corncrake in collaboration with the RSPB nature reserve on the Island……
Tickets on sale NOW! for these final performances in the 2018/19 ECHOES tour of Scotland based on a successful run at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Five Star reviews and a special Editors Award.
“First class acting, singing …high spirited and entertaining” ThreeWeeks Review
“The singing is absolutely marvellous … and the music beautifully composed” Fringe Review
Songs and stories about this beautiful wild landscape abound – from Beatrix Potter and her mycology to the rare Snow Pearlwort on Ben Lawers and a lot of earth worms inbetween………..
Echoes from our Stroud Green Festival project in June 2019 are right now resounding through the pages of the Minerva Scientifica Website. We investigated some fascinating women scientists and composers connected with Stroud Green during the 20th Century, with particular emphasis on the Suffragettes of World War 1 You can delight in the voices […]
The Engine Shed sits at the feet of Stirlilng castle. It is a conservation hub for Historic Environment Scotland, and it hosted Echoes – Minerva Scientifica last year……….