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29 May 2023, 11am – 1pm

Free drop-in workshop

Join us to celebrate National Biscuit Day at Milton’s Cottage with celebrated biscuit artist Ella Hawkins.

As part of Making Sense of Milton, our multi-sensory season of events, Ella has created a biscuit set inspired by Milton’s Cottage – the place where Milton completed his epic masterpiece Paradise Lost.

Each biscuit depicts a rare book or artefact featuring in our collection. They are flavoured with rose, the plant most mentioned in Paradise Lost after the forbidden tree.

Join the artist for tea and biscuits at Milton’s Cottage, where she will be running a free biscuit painting workshop so you can create your own biscuit-based masterpiece.

For further information please contact us on businessdirector@miltonscottage.org or 01494 872313.


2 June 2023, 7-9.30pm

£50 / person

Did you know Milton coined the word ‘fragrance’? It’s just one of the 630 words he brought into the English language – more than anyone, including Shakespeare.

To celebrate, we’re collaborating with local perfumer Deborah Skillicorn, of Zoe Brown Perfume, to run a perfume-making workshop in the atmospheric setting of Milton’s Cottage.

Aimed at beginners, this ‘green and fresh’ workshop offers an introduction to the craft of perfumery. It invites you to take inspiration from the plants in our literary garden, Milton’s remarkably multi-sensory poetry and your own memories, to create new stories in scent.

Included in this poetic perfume-making experience is a 25ml bottle of your own bespoke perfume to take home and a glass of Prosecco.

Places are limited to 6 people. Please book online, via the link below, or contact us on 01494 872313 to reserve your place: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fragrance-a-perfume-making-workshop-at-miltons-cottage-tickets-637413931227