Come join a unique event evoking 18th century Edinburgh! At 2pm, in an illustrated lecture, food historian Ivan Day will explore some of the more unusual aspects of the 18th century dining table. As well as introducing us to many of the less familia
r dishes of the period, he will also discuss how specific foodstuffs and drinks had a potent influence on the design of silver, ceramic and glass table equipage across Scotland. From 2.15-3pm, discover the uses of herbs and their many uses in the kitchen and in the first aid kit! Make some gorgeous smelly reminders of your visit to this hidden courtyard in the Museum of Edinburgh. At 2, 3 and 4pm there will be special costumed performances based on Life in 18th century Edinburgh and 18th Century Music with Quartet94! You will find out what life was like in the old town in a dynamic and engaging way – meet James Craig as he talks about his plans for the New Town, and find out about close living and crime and grime! Currently based at the City of Edinburgh Music School, Quartet94 began four years ago under the tutelage of Peter Markham. Its members enjoy playing a wide variety of music genres, with repertoire ranging from Haydn to The Beatles! Quartet94 perform regularly.