Tumbling Lassie with Alexander McCall Smith

Wed 15 Aug 18:30 - 20:00

The Spiegeltent

£12.00, £10.00

Andy Bevan of International Justice Mission will also appear in this event.
Sold Out Tumbling Lassie with Alexander McCall Smith

A Farewell to Slavery?

‘We have no slaves in Scotland...’ This was the conclusion of a 1687 case concerning a travelling showman and a performing gymnast he’d ‘acquired’. It was the first time a Scottish court had rejected slavery. Now, thanks to the work of Alan McLean QC, composer Tom Cunningham and novelist Alexander McCall Smith, the story has been turned into an operetta. Here, the creators discuss their project and explain why the story still matters today.

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