There is an evening of “Dr Watson in the Spotlight” at the Bart’s Pathology Museum coming up. This venue, as regular readers will know, is the rather wonderful former teaching space in Bart’s Hospital that looks like a set from the latest series of Ripper Street. It is in the same complex of building where Sherlock Holmes is reputed to have first met Dr Watson (‘You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive’) and where Conan Doyle both worked and wrote. On Wednesday November 13, there will be the premiere of a short silent film by Celine Terranova called Sherlock Holmes and the Stolen Emerald, done in ‘steampunk’ style and filmed at the museum. That will be followed by a talk from me about Watson’s medical career in World War 1 – how he came to be there and what he would be doing. There might also be a new trailer for Dead Man’s Land if we edit it in time. And a raffle to win the film and the book. The doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start (finish by 9pm) and costs £6.50, including refreshments (wine or soft drinks). As the museum is not open to the public, coming to an event is the only way to get past the doors into this wonderful world of medical curiosities. See http://potts-pots.blogspot.co.uk and book on http://bartsautumn6-eorg.eventbrite.co.uk.
And here is another chance to see Assistant Technical Curator Carla Valentine explaining about Bart’s and Holmes and Watson:

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