Wester Hailes Library – Voices From The Past

TER-Wester-Hailes-Library-signWester Hailes Library Presents A Performative talk by Pauline Goldsmith and Ruth Honeybone, travelling backwards and forwards through time, creating a picture of the Royal Edinburgh hospital from the perspective of the people who have lived and worked there over the past 200 years.

During the research for Mark Dion’s ’200 Years, 200 Objects’, many stories about the Royal Edinburgh Hospital were unearthed. Some of these were obvious fabrications, whilst others would appear to be true, but all need to be told.

Artlink has put together a talk which knits together all these stories, from interviews and anecdotes found within the archive, to old newspaper articles and letters from 19th century patients. The result is a fascinating portrait of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital that is at times sad, at times humourous.

Introduced by Alison Stirling, Artlink. Pauline Goldsmith is an award winning actress, comedian and writer. Ruth Honeybone is the manager of the Lothian Health Services Archive.

At Wester Hailes Library on Wednesday 21st May at 2pm

Submitted by Wester Hailes Library

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