I’m extremely pleased to be involved in a performance in the Edinburgh International Science Festival. The event is The Lady Scientists’ Stitch & B*tch*, a time-travelling knitting/sewing circle that sees women scientists from across time get together for a chat. I’m Marie Curie and you’ll also meet Ada Lovelace, Mary Somerville, Florence Nightingale, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin and Emma Darwin. We’ve been brought together by a future scientist who has that most amazing of gadgets: a time machine. So what do we talk about?
I’m not going to tell you. The performance is on Friday and I’m not sharing anything until we’re all on stage. Except this: there will be a foot, swearing, stars – both earthly and heavenly – romance, radiation and good manners.
When and where?
Friday April 11, 20:00-22:00.
Scottish Storytelling Centre
43-45 High Street, Edinburgh
Get tickets online, or buy them on the door. Sold out!
* We’re not a meeting of the inspiring Stitch ‘n Bitch world-wide knitting group, and not all the stitching on stage will be knitting. But there will be stitching fun. Feel free to bring works in progress and stitch along.