Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Queen of the Witches

At South East London Folklore Society this week, John Callow (a historian of early modern magic and witchcraft), brings alive the tale of the infamous Isobel Gowdie 'Queen of the Witches', accused of witchcraft in 17th-century Scotland. Thursday, 14th June. Arrive 7.30pm for a 8pm start, at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49, Borough High St, London, SE1 1NA.

Followed by: 12th July: Catherine Rider - Magic and Medicine in the Middle Ages: Catherine discusses her research for her Katherine Briggs award winning book "Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages."

In August, SELFS are organising a trop to the Margate Shell Grotto: 'Is it a subterranean Victorian folly or an pagan shrine? A hoax, a mis-understanding or England's most under-rated sacred site? How was it discovered? Who built it? It is haunted? Are there any more secrets there? Come and decide for yourself'. To reserve a place on the trip contact Scott on 0795 201 2487.

South East London Folklore Society is interested in "paganism, folklore, forteana, high-strangeness and the occult" and meet every second Thursday of the month at The Old King's Head.

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