Hendrick’s Gin’s Perilous Laboratory for the Absorbment of Natural Teachings

Hendrick’s Perilous Laboratory for the Absorbment of Natural Teachings (P.L.A.N.T) is conducting experiments this Festival

Hendrick’s Gin is on the look-out for human guinea pigs to take part in an unusual experiment in a bid to make music with cucumbers and cocktails.
It may sound like a hoax but the appeal is genuine and urges those with a strong head for science and a penchant for Girvan-born Hendrick’s to head to the Perilous Laboratory for the Absorbent of Natural Teachings (P.L.A.N.T) at Assembly George Square Gardens in Edinburgh between 3 and 13 August (12pm – 11pm) to take part. Entry is free with no ticket required.  
Those who get along to the P.L.A.N.T. will be greeted by Hendrick’s Laboratorians, who will lead the experiment to make music through collaborating with a set of cucumbers which are rigged up a piece of software that when triggered creates a different sound and style. According to Hendrick’s, the sounds are programmed and designed in such a way that when all played together – a verdant and cacophonic composition worthy only of the ears of the curious is created.
If successful in making a peculiar composition, participants will be rewarded with a Hendrick’s and Tonic.
Ally Martin, Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador, said: “This is the latest experimentation in a long line of scientific studies that our curious minds have undertaken to learn more about our humble cucumber friend.
“Hendrick’s Gin is infused with cucumber and rose, and peculiarly garnished with the cylindrical being, therefore we’re always looking to advance the understanding of our most sacred fruit. This time we’re using the arts as a medium to develop and garner a deeper connection between them and humans.”
Following the Edinburgh Festival, Hendrick’s P.L.A.N.T scientists will navigate the country, conducting a series of unusual experiments in a bid to exchange wisdom with the natural world.
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