Watching: an opera for children about sleeping
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Public event

A free family drop-in event took place on the final Saturday of our run of performances (21 March 2015) in the Palm House at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.

We made our own seventeenth-century sleep remedies, listened to Renaissance lullabies, and explored well we sleep (and slept, 400 years ago). You can download our Sleep Quiz and find out for yourself!

We also read about the mysterious properties of the Venice Mallow or “Goodnight at noon”, learned why some violets were known as “hearts-ease”, and explored why doctors might have advised us to smell melons but to steer clear of garlic late at night!

Here you can download our Sleep Tips for how to get a good night’s rest in the present (and in the past)…