Today, Tekara and I went with my neighbor Margaret and her two friends, Mable and Sheila, to an event called Culture Cafe (Visit Website) at the Music Hall. They host this event once a month during lunch on a Wednesday. You pay £12 and get lunch and admittance into the show. Margaret joked that they should call it "Soup and Culture" because you have soup and sandwiches before the show.
Carol Ann Duffy"In 2009, she accepted the post of Poet Laureate, making her the first female, Scottish Poet Laureate in the role's 400 year history."
- From: http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poets/carol-ann-duffy
Here is a poem she wrote that is supposed to be from the point of view Charles Darwin's wife. My biologist/science friends will love this:
7 April 1852.
Went to the Zoo.
I said to Him –
Something about that Chimpanzee over there reminds me of you.
– Carol Ann Duffy
John A SampsonJohn Sampson was very talented and entertaining. He plays all kinds of flutes, and his performance is very comedic. I wish I could have seen more from him. Here is a short video of what he does. I found it on his website.
After the show, we had coffee in the Mary Garden room, which is open from 9AM-4PM, so you should pop in one day! The room was lovely. They had soup and sandwiches for lunch. They also had various baked goods including donuts! Yum! We all enjoyed the show very much. The next one will be in February, I think. Hope to see some of you there. :o)
|Mary Garden Room. Mary Garden was a famous opera singer from Aberdeen.|
|This is Mary Webb's piano, which can be found in the Mary Garden Room. In 1952, Mary Webb wrote the Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen (can listen to in video below).|
Just for fun: