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Poetry Apothecary: Perfume-making and Poetry in the Chapel


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Poetry Apothecary: Perfume-making and Poetry in the Chapel

Saturday 5th August or Saturday 2nd September  12:00pm-4:00pm

Poetry Apothecary returns with a very special session inside the Memorial Chapel on Falkland Estate – immersed in nature and landscape, with the fresh air around us. There are two dates to choose from for this session, with costs and times the same for both.

£40 – cost includes all materials
Ages 16+
Spaces are limited, booking essential

The Poetry Apothecary workshop

In this unique workshop, you will create your own essential oil scent blend to take home, as well as a poem or short piece of writing. The workshop explores how the ingredients and techniques for composing and blending a scent can be compared to writing a poem, and vice versa. You will learn about essential oils and their uses in natural perfumery; techniques in designing and blending a scent; developing skills and ideas for your own ‘holistic creative practice’.  You’ll receive guidance in crafting a poem, from first ideas to final draft – no experience necessary.  The ‘poetry’ aspect can mean many things – it may be a collection of words inspired by the location and the oils you choose to use; or a more fluid piece of writing, perhaps the start of a story.  There’s no pressure or expectation to end the day with a fully formed piece of work. Your scent-blend will also have several uses – it can be worn as a perfume, used as a space aroma in an oil burner, or in the bath.

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 combining poems and natural perfume blends. She established Poetry Apothecary as a way to explore scent, ecology and creativity, to make new work and offer participatory workshops. and

Poetry Apothecary has previously appeared at the Centre for Stewardship, The Ecology Centre in Kinghorn, Skriva Writing School in Edinburgh and Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow:

“An absolutely perfect day.”

“Really inspiring and stimulating – it was great to try out a new direction for writing.”

“Lovely day in a perfect setting. Well prepared and planned, so the day went smoothly and with a lovely scent and poem at the end.”

“It opened up a world I hadn’t much considered before. An added dimension!”

“Thank you for a lovely day, it was very calming and soothing and something quite different.”

“Very enjoyable and interesting!”

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