Friday 19 October 2018
arrive 7: 15pm for start @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm | £9
Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street, WC1E 7BS, London.
Telephone: 020 7419 8507
”The Stuff of Spells”
Lecture – Julian Vayne
Curing, cursing, protecting and banishing: this is the stuff of folk magic with its long history in the Britain. The material culture — the traces left – are collected in museums. Tonight we present a talk on folk magic by Julian Vayne from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle, who will bring and show some actual items from collection, and use these as a starting point to talk about the nitty-gritty of folk magic. Join us for a remarkable talk on the old spell-crafts, from charming to hexing, with a selection of specially-lent museum objects for all to look at close up.