Persecution, Plants & Poultices: the demonisation of the wayside witch

Persecution, Plants & Poultices: the demonisation of the wayside witch

Saturday 23rd September 2017

A day of talks on traditional and wayside witchcraft in Cornwall, as well as the persecution of witches in the early modern period. Topped off by a performance of ‘Witch’ by Tracey Norman, performed by Circle of Spears.

Speakers include Joyce Froome (Assistant Curator at MWM), Mark Norman (folklorist and author of ‘Black Dog Folklore’, and Steve Patterson (folklorists, researcher and author of various books on the Museum, folklore and witchcraft subjects)! Not to be missed! Very limited places available. Booking essential!

The event will take place in the bibliomantific surroundings of the Museum of Witchcraft & Magic Library!

£30 for the day 

(£25 for Friends of Museum)

Contact the Museum to pay for your ticket over the phone (01840 250 111) or by paypal

Plan for the day:

Welcome – Tracey Norman, 10.00am, 15 minutes

Talk: ‘Traditional Witchcraft, Then and Now’ – Mark Norman 45 minutes

BREAK 11.00 – 11.30

Talk: ‘“The Healing Witch Must Die”: The Demonisation of Traditional Folk Magic’ – Joyce Froome 11.30 – 12.15

LUNCH 12.15 – 1.45

Talk: ‘Witchcraft, Herbalism and Magic’. – Steve Patterson 1.45 – 2.45

Discussion with all speakers 2.45 – 3.15

BREAK 3.15 – 3.30 (not provided)

Chance to explore Museum 3.30 – 5.00 (included in price)

DINNER 5.00 – 7.30 (not provided)

Evening performance of WITCH plus Q and A 7.30pm