'Witches & Cunning Folk in the North East' Speaker: Dr Jo Bath

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Green Room, 4th floor

Commercial Union House

39 Pilgrim Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 6QE

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Not so long ago, plenty of men and women offered their services as "cunning folk", able to give magical help when other avenues had failed. Find out about these people, and how they used spoken and written charms, and objects from shirts to ducks! But belief in magic is a dangerous thing, and many women - and one or two men - found themselves accused of "maleficia", black magic.

We will have a chance to look at, and discuss, some original seventeenth century accusations to see how neighbour came to suspect neighbour - and what happened when a witchfinder came to town...

Tutor: Dr. Jo Bath describes herself as a historymonger and historian of all periods. Jo has a PhD on Violence and Violent Crime in the North East c1650-1720.

This special FREE, PUBLIC session is part of the EXPLORE Lifelong Learning membership programme as well as the national Silver Sunday campaign aiming to increase well being for older people by connecting with others.

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UPDATE - this event will be repeated in January 2020 at the start of EXPLORE Season 2. LIKE and FOLLOW Explore on Facebook to be the first to book your ticket!

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EXPLORE Lifelong Learning in Newcastle

Enjoyable learning in a friendly environment - improve your well-being and learn at the same time

Flexible - attend as much or as little as you like

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Book your FREE taster now (24th September 2019) - click here to find out more and book.

Find out more about the Explore programme in a new film introduced by our patron, John Grundy - click here to watch the short film.

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Green Room, 4th floor

Commercial Union House

39 Pilgrim Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 6QE

United Kingdom

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