|20th Oct 2021 to 27th Oct 2021|
|Various dates and times - see event website for details|
|Various Locations Edinburgh|
|See event website for details|
|Event organiser/part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival|
|Visit the event website here|
Talking Statues storytelling walking tours of Edinburgh, in partnership with Mercat Tours.
On this tour you will explore the stories of people from history, immortalised (in bronze), but murky in people’s memories – a fighter, surgeon, scientist, philosopher, an explorer and a politician. The story of the life behind a statue will help you to make up your mind about how ‘worthy’ a person is of its dedication. Do we look up to them and their success stories or do we look up at them and remember their failings, which can teach us as much as their successes?
You’ll visit James Braidwood, hear about Elsie Inglis, James Barry, Joseph Knight amongst many others and we’ll finish at a statue of one of Scotland’s prominent politicians during the 1700s, which was recently the subject of much debate.
Meet at the Mercat Cross.
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