This year's AGM & Get Together will be held November 19th 2011 at The Wellington Hotel Boscastle.
Tabitha Cadbury Collecting Magic
Tabitha says ~ My talk will focus on one aspect of the Museum of Witchcraft's collection, the everyday charms & amulets used by ordinary folk attempting to 'accentuate the positive' & 'eliminate the negative' in their lives. The objects in question include rubbing stones, moles' feet, WWI soldiers' amulets & Neapolitan glass charms. Using images of similar objects in museums all over England, I will point out how Cecil Williamson's collection interconnects with these through the late C19th & early C20th folklore movement & through collectors such as the prominent London folklorist Edward Lovett. Who collected these powerful things, & how have their meanings changed over time?
Tabitha Cadbury is a museum curator & researcher. She studied anthropology & world arts & has worked for the British Museum, Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Royal Albert Museum in Exeter & the Scarborough Museums Trust. She is an active member of the Museum Ethnographers Group & currently a Curator of Human History at the Plymouth City Museum. She is planning a doctorate on charms & amulets collections.
Elayne Hoskins Folklore on Film
Steve Patterson The Magic of Boscastle
Simon Costin Museum of British Folklore Update
Saturday Evening Musical Entertainment
and hopefully Tros en Treys TBC
Friday, September 16, 2011
'Friends' should, by now, have had the latest newsletter which announces the date of this year's AGM & Get Together which is November 19th at The Wellington Hotel in Boscastle. Speakers are Tabitha Cadbury (Folk Charms), Steve Patterson (the Spirit of Place - Boscastle) & Elayne Hoskins (film show of folk traditions). There will be music in the evening TBA. Our Chair Judith Noble will be stepping down, as per the constitution of 6 year's maximum in post, so members will be voting on a new chair.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
If you're in Glastonbury October 1st please come along to the Witch Market in the Town Hall between 930am & 5pm - there will be 47 stalls selling great gifts for Yule & beyond. The Occult Art company, who specialise in Museum items, will be there. In the evening there is entertainment as follows:
A Mystical Evening of Magical Music
Eleanore and the Lost Serpentyne
Matthew Callow, Jamie Black
Tickets available from http://www.themagicaltimes.com/glastonbury
All profit is being donated to the Museum of Witchcraft