The next meeting of the Edinburgh Fortean Society is on :
Tuesday 11th April at 7.30pm
Cat Irving will be talking on:
Who Killed Cock Robin? The Curious Taxidermy of Walter Potter
The 19th Century was the golden age of taxidermy, when hunting trophies and birds in bell jars adorned every well-to-do home. Walter Potter's anthropomorphised tableaux of kittens getting married and rabbits in the schoolroom went against this trend but were wildly popular. Was this just a piece of Victorian kitsch, or a symptom of something darker?
Monkey Barrel Comedy Club
9-11 Blair St,