Soundings from Essex 1
Monday July 27th 7 – 8pm ZOOM EVENT
1. Margaret Cavendish:
The Blazing Star from Colchester
Renowned author of The Blazing World, Margaret Cavendish (1623-73) married one of England’s richest aristocrats but dedicated her life to challenging scientific orthodoxy and the subjugation of women. Join us for our celebration of this Essex icon with mesmerising music, artful animation and creative conversation .
Lauren Lister – British Sign Language Interpreter
Performers from electric voice theatre:
Jenny Miller – Soprano/Margaret Cavendish
Frances M Lynch – Narrator
PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSION (including audience Q&A)
Dr Patricia Fara – Science Historian, Emeritus Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge
Amy Petts – Analytical Chemistry Technician and STEM Ambassador, Battelle UK
“Thoughts are like stars in the firmament; some are fixed, others like the wandering planets, others again are only like meteors.
Understanding is like the Sun, which gives light to all the thoughts.
Memory is like the Moon, it hath its new, its full and its wane.” Nature’s Pictures 1671
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(The illustration is the frontispiece of Margaret Cavendish’s book Natures Pictures (1671). Line engraving by Pieter Louis van Schuppen after Abraham Dierenbeek 1655-8)
SOUNDINGS FROM ESSEX
A celebration of Essex’s splendid women of science!
Every Monday at 7pm on Zoom from July 27th – September 14th
In eight weekly episodes of music, art and conversation, historian Patricia Fara and modern scientists will discuss the achievements and frustrations of Essex’s female pioneers. Two special editions in September will feature music, art and science created by local people over the summer. All events include a live BSL interpreter.
Part of electric voice theatre’s Minerva Scientifica project “Echoes from Essex” in collaboration with Chelmsford Civic Theatre.