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Poetry Apothecary

Poetry Apothecary

Sunday 18th November
12:00 – 16:00

Poetry Apothecary returns with a very special session for winter.

The workshop explores how the ingredients and techniques for composing and blending a scent can be compared to working with words, and vice versa… composing and adjusting until you’ve made something perfectly balanced that expresses just what you want it to.

You will learn about essential oils and their uses in natural perfumery; the history of perfumery in medieval alchemy; techniques in designing and blending a scent; developing skills and ideas for your own ‘holistic creative practice’.

We will explore how scent connects us closely with our memories, and how we can translate stories and experiences into our scent-blends.

You will end the day with your own original 10ml scent blend, a title and short description, and plenty of ideas and techniques to build upon. 

Rebecca Sharp is a writer and artist whose practice encompasses text, performance, visual and collaborative projects. In recent years she has been working with perfumery and essential oils – in 2016 Rebecca was Poet-Perfumer in Residence with StAnza: Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, where she made new work of poems and corresponding natural perfume blends. She established Poetry Apothecary as a way to explore scent, ecology and creativity, to make new work and offer participatory workshops.  In 2018 she was commissioned by artist Michael Curran and Generator Projects Dundee to create a perfume – Poeta– inspired by the writer Muriel Spark.

£45 – includes all materials
Ages 16+.  Booking essential, places limited.

Contact for enquiries: Rebecca Sharp – or 07976 374 432


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