Holinshed Chronicles 2014

These Spooky and Scary Witches potion recipes were created by the visitors of the Falconer Museum during our Holinshed Chronicles Exhibition, playing tribute to Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ visitors could learn about the connection Forres had to this timeless classic play.

A big thank you has to be given to The Friends of the Facloner Museum who designed and set-up this Exhibit, Elgin Museum for the loan of a claymore and toad . Another thank you must go to Edinburgh University for the loan of the 16th century book called the Holinshed Chronicles

Continue below to see pictures of the Exhibition and the Scary Witches Potions.

The Holinshed Chronicles - used by Shakespeare as a source for plays including Macbeth.

The Holinshed Chronicles – used by Shakespeare as a source for plays including Macbeth.

Is this a dagger I see before me? Weapons from our collection - claymore courtesy of Elgin Museum

Is this a dagger I see before me? Weapons from our collection – claymore courtesy of Elgin Museum

These Pictures give a taste of the main exhibition around the Chronicles – the Friends of the Falconer Museum spent a lot of time & effort doing the research needed for this exhibition. After this The Friends took part in planning which objects to use from our collection and how to display them; planning which objects we could borrow from Elgin Museum (claymore & toad!); painting the backdrop for the cauldron; inventing recipes to encourage our visitors to make up their own, more of these later. The Falconer Museum Staff worked to secure the loan of the Chronicles from The University of Edinburgh. We also worked with Anderson’s Primary to create an amazing banner as part of ‘Making Macbeth’ a workshop to explore the myths and reality of the ‘Red King’. The workshop was funded by ‘My Hearts in the Highlands’ as part of ‘Homecoming 2014

The witches' case

The witches’ case

A really fascinating interpretation of the Macbeth story

A really fascinating interpretation of the Macbeth story

Banner made by Anderson's Primary 7s is the perfect size for our back wall

Banner made by Anderson’s Primary 7s is the perfect size for our back wall