Monday, 23 April 2012

Workshop at Slaidburn this weekend

Lancashire Witches 400 Project
A Full day of Creative Activities & Events
Organised by Green Close
Exploring the History of the Lancashire Witches
Slaidburn Village Hall
Saturday 28th April 2012

11am-4pm FREE Cold wax batik workshop, Artist Hilli McManus will lead a full-day workshop, exploring the effects of superstitions and long held cultural beliefs: participants will create dynamic images on fabric squares which will be sewn into a 'Community Quilt' (to be displayed at The Platform Gallery in Clitheroe) which will then be auctioned in aid of Stepping Stones Nigeria, a charity working in the Niger Delta with children accused of witchcraft today.

11am-4pm FREE Brick carving workshop, Green Close has been working with Lancashire Countryside Service and local walking groups to develop a new long-distance walking route, for Lancashire running from Pendle to Lancaster, following the historical journey the accused ‘witches’ may have made. Join artist Julie Miles, who will lead a full-day workshop, helping participants to create interesting carved brick way markers for the route, which passes through the heart of Slaidburn.

The Pendle Witches 1612-2012 A Talk by Historian Robert Poole 7.30pm 400 Years ago Pendle was at the heart of England’s biggest single witch trial; 19 people were tried as witches and 10 were hanged: Historian Robert Poole from the University of Cumbria will deliver an illustrated talk on this history and explain his enduring fascination with the subject…
015242-21233 or 01200 446555

Suitable for participants over 11 years of age:
please wear old clothes for workshop activity

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