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Time's Plague | Auditorium
19:30 - 21:00
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End of Summer Song, Birnam Institute Players

End of Summer Song: Beatrix Potter in Perthshire

4 June 2022

Birnam Institute Players present a full-length play with songs about the famous writer.

Description

Every October, a young Beatrix Potter is sad to leave the family’s Highland Perthshire idyll and return to London. For four months each year she has been immersed in nature and local folk tales. 

This comes to an abrupt halt, the year she is 16. A decade later she returns for two summers, now a published illustrator and a promising mycologist. In three remarkable days she makes a worthy scientific contribution, and writes the first drafts of the Peter Rabbit and Jeremy Fisher books. 

And the rest is history...

This one-off performance tells the story of Beatrix Potter's precious and influential time in Perthshire, with some very special cameo appearances from those characters we know and love.

About

This is Pitlochry musician Tom McEwan's first full-length play, piecing together her Perthshire experience each childhood summer, and how the local flora and fauna stayed with her on her return to London.

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Welcome to Birnam Arts, a boutique multi-purpose arts, conferencing and entertainment venue.

Highlights

Pop in to the Foyer Cafe for breakfast, grab a delicious coffee with a selection of our homemade baking or enjoy a light lunch whilst browsing on the free WiFi. Wander upstairs to view the latest of our monthly art exhibitions before visiting the world of Beatrix Potter, or the Gift Shop to purchase a special gift for your loved ones or yourself!

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We had not planned to present a hybrid festival, however that changed when one of our main authors tested positive for Covid. I greatly appreciated how the team worked with us to pivot and present remotely in part, making full use of your enhanced video conferencing equipment. As a result, we were able to deliver quite complex events with several elements all showing on screen simultaneously. The audio-visual quality was excellent, and our audiences were delighted that these events could still go ahead, in spite of Covid. The author in question was really pleased that he could join us on screen and remarked that he had not been so well supported in this way at any other festival.

Fiona Ritchie   |   Birnam Book Festival 2022

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