Sunday, May 19, 2013

Witchcraft Traditions ~ Tools of the Trade

A great day was had yesterday as our annual May event took place at The Wellington Hotel. We had around 70 attendees which was a slight increase on last year. The day started with Gillian Nott speaking on The Spirit of Corn, looking at the history of straw work through the ages and showing us some of her amazing handmade creations. Next was Levannah Morgan who spoke about 'the art of magical working' which features in her new book 'A Witch's Mirror' - she also signed copies of the book throughout the day and sold out so if you would like a copy they are available though Cappall Bann. After lunch Brian Hoggard gave a fascinating talk on his work with items which are found within the walls of homes, e.g., dried cats, shoes etc. Dr Louise Fenton closed the day with a talk on her research on the poppets in the museum. She has managed to identify some of the actual people involved in the spells - very interesting. I will shortly put a photo of our speakers on the blog and also contact/website details of Brian & Louise.
Thanks everyone who attended on the day - the profits made will be used by Friends of the Museum of Witchcraft to assist in library conservation work.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Kerriann for organising such a great day of talks. Many of our members said it was the best they had been too. Well done! Deborah