Events 2017

Bart’s Pathology Museum – Making the Monster Book Launch

Wednesday 7th February 2018

More information about the event and how to get tickets will appear soon.


Granite Noir

Poisoned High Tea

3pm Sunday 25th February 2018 – His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen

What could be more inviting on a chilly Sunday afternoon than a plate piled high with warm scones, pastries and dainty sandwiches, washed down with strong coffee or aromatic tea? But beware! Dr Kathryn Harkup, author of A is for Arsenic, is here to remind us that in the hands of literary Grande Dame Agatha Christie, everything on the menu could — and did — become a lethal weapon. While you dine, Dr Harkup will talk about some of Christie’s favourite poisons, describing how the Queen of Crime deployed them, and where she found her inspiration. It all adds up to one unforgettable meal!

Tickets available here

Poisoned Cocktails

8:30pm Sunday 25th February 2018 – His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen

Join us for a refreshing tipple at our not to be missed Poisoned Cocktail Party. Under the expert guidance of Dr Kathryn Harkup, author of A is for Arsenic and Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, we’ll treat you to three specially concocted cocktails, all inspired by some of Agatha Christie’s favourite poisons. Our very own Granite Noir cocktails will feature on the menu and non-alcoholic versions will be available.

Drink them if you dare!

Tickets available here


Aye Write – Making the Monster

Saturday 24th March 2018

Kathryn Harkup (Making the Monster) and Fiona Sampson (In Search of Mary Shelley) will be discussing Mary Shelley and her most famous creation.

Details to be announced soon.


Chipping Campden Literature Festival – Making the Monster

Tuesday 8th May 2018

Details to be confirmed.


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