Monday, March 23, 2015

Event in May coming up - book now!

If you want to come to this fantastic day of talks, please let the Museum know (phone 01840 250111 or email museumwitchcraft@aol.com)  It is a bargain at just £10 - to be paid on the door.



Thursday, March 12, 2015

New signs in place

The Museum re-furbishment is progressing well (more photos to follow soon)  A major change occurred on Tuesday, the old signs were taken down to make way for the new ones.  Here are some photos of the change taking place.







Monday, March 09, 2015

Folk Programme coming soon worth a listen


On March 22nd, Mike Harding will be broadcasting a programme on Witchcraft and Magic on his folk music show and podcast.
http://www.mikehardingfolkshow.com/

Tune in, our CD is expected to get a mention (and is still available from our online shop for those who don't already own a copy!)
http://www.museumofwitchcraft.com/shop/gb/music/13-songs-of-witchcraft-and-magic.html


Pagan Federation Conference

The beautiful PF banner was displayed throughout the conference.

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic attended the Pagan Federation Conference for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles on Saturday.  It was a brilliant day with speakers talking on the subjects of black dogs, mirrors in magic and Austin Osman Spare's paintings.  There was also some great Cornish dancing, lots of stalls, a great atmosphere and a Museum update by Judith and Peter.  The Conference also raised £500 for its nominated charity - the RSPB.  A great day - thanks to all involved!

Next year's Conference will be held on Saturday 12th March - we hope to see you all there.

Peter and Joyce at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic stall.

Museum and Museum CD appears on radio broadcast

Many thanks to Tom Cox for the mention on his radio show.
https://www.mixcloud.com/TomCox/message-from-the-country-show-2-632015/

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Opening hours this year

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic will be open from March 28th this year so we will be open over the Easter holidays.  We will be open every day until October 31st.  Monday to Saturday 10.30am-6pm and Sunday 11.30am-6pm.  Last entry is always half an hour before we close (5.30pm).  We hope to have another busy season and we hope you'll come and visit to see the re-furbished rooms.



 

Friday, February 27, 2015

The new displays are taking shape

Lots of work has been going on here and we are starting to near completion.  The walls have been painted, the wood varnished and the cases installed.  Recently, the lights in the new Images of Witchcraft display were installed inside the new case and they look lovely.


Interesting Conference in Cambridge in March tickets now available

THE ALCHEMICAL LANDSCAPE: Counterculture, Occulture and the Geographic Turn

Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge 23rd March 2015

An interdisciplinary symposium presented by the Cambridge University Counterculture Research Group

An increasing number of writers, artists and film-makers are re-investing the British landscape 
with esoteric and mythic imagery. From the revival of 'Folk Horror' to the cross-over between 
magical and artistic practice, this 'enchanted' representation of the rural works as both a link 
to the past and an articulation of pressing contemporary concerns.

This special one-day symposium at the University of Cambridge seeks to explore the creative,
aesthetic and political implications of this'geographic turn'.

Confirmed
speakers include:

Andy Sharp (English Heretic)
Sharron Kraus (Friends and
Enemies, Lovers and Strangers)
Drew Mulholland (Mount Vernon Arts Lab / The Norwood Variations)
Chris Lambert (Tales from the Black Meadow)

Please consult our website for full programme details, venue details and information regarding 
ticket purchase:

http://thealchemicallandscape.blogspot.co.uk/

Conveners

Yvonne
Salmon FRSA FRGS FRAI
Preceptor, Corpus Christi College
Lecturer, University
of Cambridge

James Riley FRSA
Fellow of English
Corpus Christi
College
University of Cambridge

Thursday, February 26, 2015

First West Country Folklore Symposium a real success!

We had a great day at the Eden Project on Saturday.  So many talks of different varieties, some great discussions too.  We also got to watch some fantastic folk tales which have been turned into animations.  They can be watched online http://mazedtales.org/ Thanks so much to the organisers (Steve Patterson and Alex Langstone) Let's hope it can become an annual event!  












Pagan Federation Spring Conference coming soon

The Museum of Witchcraft will be appearing at the PF Conference on March 7th near Bude.  We will have a stall with items from our shop, updating PF members about developments at the Museum and also opening the Museum on Sunday only for those who have been to the Conference.  For tickets and more info about PF membership http://www.paganfederationdevonandcornwall.co.uk/


Song inspired by Joan Wytt

We've just heard about a song which was inspired by a visit to Boscastle and to Joan's grave in particular.  The group are a folk duo called Plumhall
http://www.plumhall.co.uk
and the song is on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhur118Hy88