Black History Month Performance

This was a Creative Art Works Project funded by The Forestry Commission, working in the Royal Botanic Gardens with a multi-generational group from Edinburgh’s Indian Mandir Cultural Centre. The event formed part of the Diwali celebrations in 2016.

The group worked with puppets, storytellers and artists bringing to life the story of 18th century botanical artists from India who worked in the Kathmandu Valley with Scottish medic and plant collector, Francis Buchanan Hamilton. This 200 year old collaboration initiated a connection between Scotland, India and Nepal that is still going strong today.