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Witchcraft in Cornwall exhibition at Cornish Studies Library in Redruth
2:20pm Friday 11th October 2013 in News
Something witchy is coming to the Cornish Studies Library in Redruth this October.
Bewitching History is a new exhibition which focuses on themes such as the witch on trial, Cornish witch Tammy Blee, charms and spells, witch bottles and pits, and ‘Allantide’ traditions.
The exhibition also features original documents and objects from the Archives and Cornish Studies collections related to the history of witchcraft in Cornwall; a rare 18th century written charm, a witch’s ‘toolkit’ and part of Cecil Williamson’s (founder of the Museum of Witchcraft) herb collection, as well as items excavated from mysterious witch pits at Saveock Water, near Truro, and much more.
The exhibition runs at the Library from Friday October 11 until Saturday November 2, during library opening hours.
Another treat at the Cornish Studies Library this Halloween will be a ‘Creepy Cartoons’ workshop for families at 10.30am on October 31, led by Dandy/Beano cartoonist Nick Brennan, and inspired by the exhibition. The workshop is free but tickets must be pre-booked.
Chloe Phillips, learning officer for the archives and Cornish Studies Service, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this fantastic free event this October. We hope people will enjoy it as well as this unique exhibition. Don’t forget to book your spaces though, as we expect demand to be high.”
Call 01209 216760 for all bookings and enquiries.
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