Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Yule

We hope everyone has a fabulous Yule Fest. The museum may open tomorrow December 25 for a few hours in the middle of the day so if you're around do pop in. The AGM went very well and we voted to change the date so next year will be earlier - we'll announce this when the date has been finalised.  Thanks to Willow Moon in Tintagel who had collected around £75 for Friends of the museum during the year. We also raised around £90 through the raffle. More news and pics soon.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Museum YouTube Video

Click here for a direct link to The Museum of Witchcraft Video filmed by Tom Chick & Flo Kennard.

AGM Report

What a fab weekend was had by all at our latest AGM & Get Together. It was sad that quite a number of Friends were unable to attend due to the weather but we hope to see you next year. Speakers included Professor Martin Smith from Bournemouth University who spoke on the research he's been carrying out on 'Harriett', the tarred skull. His talk was exceptionally well illustrated with moving CAT Scan pictures of Harriet and the feedback from attendees was very positive. Then John Smart spoke on the history of The Regency & The Royal Windsor Coven which was enlightening and we look forward to his future writings on the subject. Joyce Froome (museum historian) spoke on Magic in Christianity - inspired by the museum's new exhibition then Judith Noble spoke on Kenneth Anger & 'Luciferian London', showing his short film 'Invocation of My Demon Brother'. The AGM followed where trustees were re-elected and we welcome a new member to the team, Nick Miller. Some changes were agreed, the main one being changing the date of the next AGM so the museum can wind up for the year earlier and also so Boscastle will be more open (ie shops etc) when people come down to visit. More on exact dates later.
The day was wound up with a showing of the fab new video of the museum which was done by Tom Chick & Flo Kennard who won a competition to film it. Tom came down from Edinburgh to be there for the launch and answer questions. The film can be viewed here .