Reserve your free tickets now for our first performance at the Stroud Green Festival on Thursday 13th June at 6.15pm, HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, Granville Road, London, N4 4EL. The performance is preceded by a Touch Tour (5.45pm) for the visually impaired and has Integrated Audio Description. After a successful run at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, a Scottish Tour, Five Star reviews and a special Editors Award we are delighted to announce the first English performance of the ECHOES PROJECT at Stroud Green Festival, London 2019.
6.15pm THURSDAY 13TH JUNE 2019
(5.45pm Touch Tours)
Holy Trinity Church, N4 4EL
Minerva Scientifica – Echoes from London
Stroud Green Festival
This performance is part of International Women in Engineering Day
Echoes from London is the first English species of our successful five-star Edinburgh Festival Fringe performance commemorating triumphs and histories of Scotland’s Superwomen of Science through a blend of music, song and spoken word. Featuring singer and composer Frances M Lynch, the show has been on a fabulous tour including the Highlands and Islands, entertaining its audiences and engaging with local communities.
Check out our project last year in Eyemouth and St Abbs
Echoes from London has been specially created in collaboration with Stroud Green Festival, Stroud Green Primary School and the Women’s Engineering Society, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Among others, the “Superwomen” featured include two suffragettes: a Stroud Green School Head Agnes Metcalfe BSc, and the electrical engineer and physicist Hertha Ayrton from Finsbury Technical College who was a friend of Marie Curie and a prolific inventor.
Their stories are told through the music of women composers from the early 1700’s to the present day, including Haringey – born composer Madeleine Dring. Others are Anne Hunter (better known as a poet who often worked with Haydn), Helen Hopekirk (known as the 2nd Clara Schumann), and our own local composer and performer Frances M Lynch.
Created by electric voice theatre, Echoes is a Minerva Scientifica project that brings together professional performers with community musicians and school children. Together, we raise awareness of the rich heritage and deep connections between music and science, and inspire the next generation of future scientists.