Book Week Scotland: Nourish!
In celebration of Book Week Scotland, meander through the grounds of a historic house exploring themes of growing, cooking, art and heritage with Hospitalfield staff. Eat a delicious lunch prepared in the kitchens of the house, then cook up a main course in poetry or prose with Writing Practice and Study staff and students from the University of Dundee.
Tickets will be made available via Eventbrite.
Please email for more information: CASS-CreativeWriting@dundee.ac.uk
Nourish! A day of walks, talks, food and creative writing hosted by Hospitalfield House and Writing Practice and Study Staff and Students of the University of Dundee.
11am: Arrival and Welcome, followed by a tour of the walled garden led by Head Gardener, Diana Robertson. Initially a medicinal then a Victorian kitchen garden, the walled garden at the house represents 800 years of horticulture on the site. Visit the Victorian Fern House and the HOPE Organic Gardens; take a guided meander around routes within the Hospitalfield grounds; then enjoy some tea and cake the glasshouse.
12pm: A tour of Hospitalfield House. A historic house of medieval origin which, in the 19th-century, became one of the first schools of art in Scotland, Hospitalfield houses astonishing historic collections of painting, textiles, furniture and objects reflecting its unique position within the Arts & Crafts movement in Scotland. Explore the house and its heritage with an experienced guide.
1pm: A fresh and nourishing lunch prepared by Chef Simon Brown using produce from the gardens.
2-4 pm: Nourish: A Writing Workshop led by Beth McDonough, Writing Practice and Study programme at the University of Dundee. Inspired by the morning tours, lunch, and prompted by a collection of connected objects and by evocative seasonal writing, find a morsel of your own ...and write. Make a concertinaed book of words; leave having shared at a very special table.
Tickets: £15 @Eventbrite; £10 concessions.