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A Cabaret of Pestilence | 2017

Join us for A Cabaret Of Pestilence, a multi-disciplinary showcase event, the culmination of our Heritage Lottery Funded project, Soutra: Surgery & Superstition which features as part of the Museums at Night weekend and the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Inspired by Soutra, the Scottish medieval monastic hospital, early surgery and medieval communities and superstition in Scotland, A Cabaret of Pestilence is a walking tour with a twist! You will be taken on a journey from the old Netherbow Well on the Royal Mile, through the winding streets of Edinburgh, to Surgeons’ Hall Museums, on the way hearing tales of witches, disease, monastic healthcare and medieval apothecaries.

During this guided tour you will be entertained by professional tour guides, storytellers, actors, a gospel choir and community participants. The tour will last approximately 70 minutes and afterward there will be access to Surgeons’ Hall Museums where there will be special activities until 10pm.

A Cabaret of Pestilence is an HLF funded Stories, Stones & Bones collaborative event with Dig It! 2017, TRACS and Mercat Tours as part of #HHA2017

This is a recurring event will take place over 3 nights and spaces are limited. 

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Friday 27 October - Sunday 29 October

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