The Sin Eaters

Neo Futurist Dinner 14 - with Martin Butler and Alice Héron

15 Feb 2022
20 Feb 2022

Taking its inspiration from the medieval medical, magical and culinary manuscripts of the 12th-century German superstar Hildegard von Bingen, this dinner will be a journey into the world of herbalism, early superstition and natural healing.

Artist and chef Alice Héron together with director Martin Butler will take you along the deathly sins, from anger, to gluttony, to lust and pride, and offer an immersive experience based on these emotions with food, storytelling and music. 

Come eat your sins away!

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The Sin Eaters - Promotie beeld voor het 14e Neo Futurist Dinner: The Sin Eaters, met Alice Héron en Martin Butler.  Foto credits:  Nolwenn Leflanchec

Sin Eating

The eating of another persons sins is a Welsh borderland tradition. By consuming a ritual meal, it was believed to take on the sins of a recently deceased person, and absolve the souls of the dead from vanity, greed, lust, jealousy, gluttony, anger, sloth and grief.  

Hildegard von Bingen

A big inspiration for 'The Sin Eaters' are the writings of visionary, abbess, composer,  herbalist, wise woman and early feminist Hildegard Von Bingen, which are amongst the most influential surviving work from early medieval history on the relationship between the natural world and the human condition. 

Writings from Hildegard's time describe an extraordinarily talented woman; a visionary, a prophet and a pioneer who wrote practical books on biology, botany, medicine, theology, astronomy, and the arts. She was a prolific letter-writer to everyone from humble penitents looking for a cure for infertility to popes, emperors and kings seeking spiritual or political advice. 

Herbalism and deadly sins

The experience will explore von Bingen's healing methods and practices to rethink the way the worlds of food, smell, art and science come together, and to discover how these can be harnessed to achieve a balanced state of mind. Expect a sensory 8-course dinner, based on 8 deadly sins, where medieval herbalism meets modern philosophy in an extraordinary gastronomic and theatrical experience.

Please note: one part of the dinner will be served per two.


Neo Futurist Dinner 14: Sin Eaters
Tuesday 15 till Sunday 20 February*
Round 1: 17:00 - 19:30
Round 2 :20:00 - 22:30


Full Price €55,- | Discount artist/student/stadspas** €38,-
Surcharge for alcoholic beverage pairing: € 25,-
Surcharge for non-alcoholic beverage pairing: €20,-


All Neo Futurist Dinners are vegan. If you have questions or want to inform us about allergies, send an e-mail to

*If this event gets cancelled because of corona measures we will fully refund your ticket. 

**We offer a discount to students and artists. To qualify, you need to be able to show us your kvk nr/portfolio or student card at the door. Even if there's only one person in the group who is eligible for the discount, you can purchase the Artist/Student ticket.