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For all those who love the museum! Call for contributions Museum of Witchcraft and Magic Anniversary Book In December 2004, in the wrecked building of the Museum of Witchcraft, a …

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For all those who love the museum!
Call for contributions
Museum of Witchcraft and Magic Anniversary Book

In December 2004, in the wrecked building of the Museum of Witchcraft, a group of friends stood and reflected on their memories and experiences of the Museum. It was this that started the healing process the brought the Museum back to life.

During this event, Judith Noble suggested the idea of collecting these thoughts into a book to celebrate 60 years of the Museum of Witchcraft and 50 of those years being in Boscastle. Kerriann Godwin then edited a collection of thoughts and words, supported by the Museum of Witchcraft and Friends of the Museum of Witchcraft, and The Museum of Witchcraft: A Magical History, A Collection of Memories Celebrating 60 Years was published in 2011 with 51 contributors.

This year, at a meeting of the trustees of Friends of the Museum, Ben Verhaevert asked about availability of this book and possible reprint and then a discussion followed suggesting that we publish a new collection of thoughts and words to celebrate 70 years of the Museum, 60 years in Boscastle, and that is where we are now.

This is a call for contributions for the new collection (maximum 3 submissions per person).

1000 words of prose (NO POETRY PLEASE, as a .doc or .docx file)
An image (please compress for initial submission or use dropbox /sharing file)

We reserve the right to edit submissions.

It may not be possible to include all submissions into the printed version of the book, however, ALL contributions will be made available as a PDF on the website at a later date.

This will be a limited edition book.

Contracts will be issued to all selected contributors for the book; there will not be a payment for work selected, for the book or when published online. Contracts for online submissions will be sent after the initial book contracts. All contributors will be notified of the outcome of their submission after the deadline.

Please email your submissions to louise.fenton@wlv.ac.uk
If you have any questions, please email Louise Fenton (trustee) at this email address.

DEADLINE: 21st JUNE 2019

This is a project supported by Friends of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic.

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Author: simon
Posted: December 18, 2018, 1:34 pm

We are delighted to announce that the Boscastle Wassail will be happening outside the museum on Sunday 6th January. Come down at 7.30pm to see the Wassail Ceremony and hear …

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We are delighted to announce that the Boscastle Wassail will be happening outside the museum on Sunday 6th January. Come down at 7.30pm to see the Wassail Ceremony and hear some festive music! Wassail!!!

 

 

 

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Author: simon
Posted: December 18, 2018, 12:54 pm

  https://museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk/shop/the-enquiring-eye-issue-i/?fbclid=IwAR2Ider6Vk7ai8Blyre_u1DXr5AK7QLpeqT1BJBm3chW2xD2eJYVJQc0Zy8    

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Author: simon
Posted: December 12, 2018, 12:24 am

Call for contributions Museum of Witchcraft and Magic Anniversary Book In December 2004, in the wrecked building of the Museum of Witchcraft, a group of friends stood and reflected on …

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Call for contributions
Museum of Witchcraft and Magic Anniversary Book

In December 2004, in the wrecked building of the Museum of Witchcraft, a group of friends stood and reflected on their memories and experiences of the Museum. It was this that started the healing process the brought the Museum back to life.

During this event, Judith Noble suggested the idea of collecting these thoughts into a book to celebrate 60 years of the Museum of Witchcraft and 50 of those years being in Boscastle. Kerriann Godwin then edited a collection of thoughts and words, supported by the Museum of Witchcraft and Friends of the Museum of Witchcraft, and The Museum of Witchcraft: A Magical History, A Collection of Memories Celebrating 60 Years was published in 2011 with 51 contributors.

This year, at a meeting of the trustees of Friends of the Museum, Ben Verhaevert asked about availability of this book and possible reprint and then a discussion followed suggesting that we publish a new collection of thoughts and words to celebrate 70 years of the Museum, 60 years in Boscastle, and that is where we are now.

This is a call for contributions for the new collection (maximum 3 submissions per person).

1000 words of prose (NO POETRY PLEASE, as a .doc or .docx file)
An image (please compress for initial submission or use dropbox /sharing file)

We reserve the right to edit submissions.

It may not be possible to include all submissions into the printed version of the book, however, ALL contributions will be made available as a PDF on the website at a later date.

This will be a limited edition book.

Contracts will be issued to all selected contributors for the book; there will not be a payment for work selected, for the book or when published online. Contracts for online submissions will be sent after the initial book contracts. All contributors will be notified of the outcome of their submission after the deadline.

Please email your submissions to louise.fenton@wlv.ac.uk
If you have any questions, please email Louise Fenton (trustee) at this email address.

DEADLINE: 21st JUNE 2019

This is a project supported by Friends of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic.

 

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Author: simon
Posted: December 11, 2018, 10:40 pm

Part 2 of Cassandra’s report on this years dark Gathering can be read here – Dark Gathering 2018 – Part Two  

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Part 2 of Cassandra’s report on this years dark Gathering can be read here –

Dark Gathering 2018 – Part Two

 

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Author: simon
Posted: December 3, 2018, 4:46 pm

We were delighted to read the first part of Cassandra’s report on this years spectacular Dark Gathering event.  Dark Gathering 2018 – Part One

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We were delighted to read the first part of Cassandra’s report on this years spectacular Dark Gathering event. 

Dark Gathering 2018 – Part One

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Author: simon
Posted: November 20, 2018, 3:01 pm

  As part of Suzanne’s exhibition at the Recency Townhouse in Brighton, Suzanne O’Haire will present a series of 34 domestic-scale sculptural assemblages, titled beyond belief, made predominately out of …

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As part of Suzanne’s exhibition at the Recency Townhouse in Brighton, Suzanne O’Haire will present a series of 34 domestic-scale sculptural assemblages, titled beyond belief, made predominately out of discarded objects, castings from disposed packaging and elements of neon lighting. Permanent structures will emerge from impermanent matter, where arrangements of acrobatically stacked, bundled or tentatively balanced forms will perform as supposed magical sigils or spells.

O’Haire wants this work to encourage conversation regarding a presumed connection between the making of art and notions of magic. She has invited Sally O’Reilly (writer), Simon Costin (Director of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic) and David Bramwell (writer/broadcaster) as guest speakers. All three have revealed a distinctive slant towards the occult within their own work and will give talks within the duration of the show.

Simon’s talk is now completely sold out but do contact the venue in case of cancellations.

http://www.rth.org.uk/whats-on?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss

 

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Author: simon
Posted: November 16, 2018, 8:13 pm

The Museum is now closed but as of the last few years, we will be opening before and after Christmas from 12 noon and closing at 4pm. Here are the …

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The Museum is now closed but as of the last few years, we will be opening before and after Christmas from 12 noon and closing at 4pm. Here are the dates –

Sat 22nd Dec
Sun 23rd Dec
Mon 24th Dec
Fri 28th Dec
Mon 31st Dec
Wed 2nd Jan
Thurs 3rd Jan
Fri 4th Jan
Sat 5th Jan

We look forward to seeing you over the festive period!

 

 

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Author: simon
Posted: November 7, 2018, 10:49 pm

The Northern Witan, a Symposium of Traditional Witchcraft and Folk Magic, is a series of five lectures presented by practitioners and scholars exploring themes relating to to Witchcraft and Folk …

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The Northern Witan, a Symposium of Traditional Witchcraft and Folk Magic, is a series of five lectures presented by practitioners and scholars exploring themes relating to to Witchcraft and Folk Magic. The accompanying market is open to the public. The event is graciously sponsored by the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. Saturday, March, 16th 2019

More details can be found here –

https://www.northern-witan.com/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss

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Author: simon
Posted: October 22, 2018, 9:59 pm

We have been lucky to recently acquire these two incredibly rare woodblocks, originally used to illustrate The History of Witches and Wizards, 1720. John Crabb, author of Graven Images: The …

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We have been lucky to recently acquire these two incredibly rare woodblocks, originally used to illustrate The History of Witches and Wizards, 1720. John Crabb, author of Graven Images: The Art of the Woodcut, writes – ‘Most of the really iconic images found on the internet today come from just one collection, The History of Witches and Wizards: Giving a True Account of All Their Tryals in England, Scotland, Sweedland, France, and New England … Collected … By W. P. (1720). Here we find witches and demons dancing together, wax poppets baptised by the devil, spirits leaping from a circle of flames, and a feast at the witches’ sabbath. This is an energetic and dynamic portrayal of witchcraft, much more tantalising than old women with chips on their shoulders. Whether the authors intended it or not, they managed to make witchcraft seem rather exciting and attractive. The stories are easy, compelling reads and the images feature young men and women doing extraordinary things. There is also a clear undercurrent of eroticism running through the book. There are numerous mentions of carnal acts, lusty satyrs, undressings, drunken feasts, love spells, and devilish, handsome men appearing to innocent, young maids.’

The blocks will be on display next season.

 

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Author: simon
Posted: October 12, 2018, 8:54 am