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Potted Potions and Marvellous Medicines
April 6 - April 22
Mix up some magical remedies at the National Civil War Centre this Easter! Discover the exiting elixirs of the 17th century and meet one of the healers who concoted them, Nicholas Culpeper. Then follow in his footsteps and pot up some power for yourself using herbs from the National Civil War Centre’s garden.
Performances – Nicholas Culpeper: The original college dropout
These family friendly sessions involve a bit of audience participation and are always good fun. Performances run every day except Sundays at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm.
Nicholas Culpeper dreamed of being a doctor but his father wasn’t having any of it and forced him to study theology instead! However, after a close encounter with a lightning bolt, Nicholas abandoned the church for life as a professional herbalist. Join him as he shares stories from his pioneering work in herbal medicine, his clashes with the medical establishment and how anybody who disagreed with him was an idiot!
Family Craft Acitivites – Pot up a Potion
11am – 3pm every day.
Follow in the footsteps of Nicholas Culpeper and pot up some power using herbs from the National Civil War Centre’s garden.