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POETRY APOTHECARY: Natural perfume-making and writing

Poetry Apothecary returns with a very special session for winter.

In this workshop we'll be making Talismans. You will be creating your own scent in response to a song, a story, book, artwork, film, place, person, object or memory of your choosing. The scent becomes a talisman for you to wear and carry with you, imbued with the qualities and characteristics of your chosen object or memory. This workshop is inspired by Rebecca Sharp's latest series of scent blends and writing, created in response to stories and songs: Kimberly (after the Patti Smith song), Mackinaw (after a song by Jackson C Frank) and Bosco's Tower (after a passage in Henri Bosco's novel l'Antiquaire). We will be exploring how scent connects us closely with memories, and how we can translate meaningful personal objects or experiences into our scent-blends. We will also write notes about our blends, exploring how words provide a link between our senses, thoughts and feelings.

You will end the day with your own original 10ml scent blend, a short piece of writing and plenty of ideas and techniques to build upon. The workshop explores how the ingredients and techniques for composing and blending a scent can be compared to working with words, 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'.

SATURDAY 9th December 2017, 12.00pm-4.30pm

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

Contact for enquiries: Rebecca Sharp - info@rebeccajoysharp.com or 07976 374 432
Venue info: http://www.centreforstewardship.org.uk/

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.
www.poetryapothecary.com
www.rebeccajoysharp.com

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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