RAI Photography Salon on December 7, 6-8pm at the Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, W1T 5BT
The evening, which has been developed by the RAI photography committee, aims to share projects and ideas to create an informal network of interest.
Along with a range of speakers, Sara Hannant is challenged to talk for four minutes about her latest work in ‘Of Shadows: One Hundred Objects from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic’ exemplified with a single image. The aim is to be dynamic and leave time at the end for conversation, with drinks of course!
The Haunted Landscape
London Fortean Society presents
The Haunted Landscape: British Folklore and Ghosts
Saturday 19th November @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
£16 – £20 SOLD OUT
As the days darken the London Fortean Society explores the folklore, ghosts and curses of the British Isles with the one-day symposium The Haunted Landscape. Authors, experts and researchers discuss ghosts, strange beasts and magic. From a talking mongoose to soul birds, moving megaliths in the landscape to witch marks in old buildings; fairy lore and ghosts. Join us at Conway Hall to learn that the green and pleasant land we abide in has dark, strange and chilling other side.
The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic 12.10 – 1pm
The Museum of Witchcraft was founded in Boscastle, Cornwall in 1960. It explores British magical practice, making comparisons with other systems of belief, from ancient times to the present day. Photographer Sara Hannant and museum director Simon Costin reveal highlights from their forthcoming book ‘Of Shadows: One Hundred Objects from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic’.
Friday November 4th 2016
Lo Recordings & state51 present: A Festival Season of Light
6pm until late..
8-10 Rhoda Street London E2 7EF
Lo Recordings in association with state51 are hosting a very special event that celebrates all manner of wonderful things. Alongside live music and screenings, esoteric publishers Strange Attractor Press are presenting their new publication Of Shadows: One Hundred Objects from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic by Sara Hannant and Simon Costin. Sara Hannant will be giving a tour of her exhibition of photographs from the book at 6.30 pm.
Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids: A Journey through the Ritual Year
Friday 4th November 2016 – Sunday 8th January 2017
The Beacon Museum
Phone: 01946 592302
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4:30pm & Bank Holiday Mondays (last admission 3:45pm). Also open Mondays during school holidays.
Costumed processions and symbolic dramatisations, traditional dances and fire ceremonies mark the changing seasons and celebrate nature’s bounty. Many of these customs claim an ancient origin. This exhibition brings together 50 photographs of regional rituals performed throughout the year in England. Shirley Collins, President of the English Folk Dance and Song Society comments “Sara Hannant’s remarkable photographs convey, with joy and compassion, the mystery, charm and exuberance of traditional English ritual”.
This exhibition will be free for Copeland Pass holders. If you are a Copeland resident, why not register at the Beacon Museum reception. All you need to provide is a valid form of I.D. and contact details. (Usual admission still applies for non pass holders- Adults £5, Concess £4, Child £2, Family £12)
As part of Photomonth East London, theprintspace 74 Kingsland Road, E2 8DL are hosting the Photomonth Photobook fair, a collaborative event celebrating the photobook, taking place this Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th October from 11am – 5pm, with titles recently released by some of the most exciting, independent publishers who will be showing some of their latest short run publications.
On Sunday at 2.30pm Sara Hannant is giving a talk about her photographs in Of Shadows: One Hundred Objects from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic published by Strange Attractor Press.
OF SHADOWS A haunting exhibition by photographer Sara Hannant launching the publication of her book with Simon Costin, Of Shadows: One Hundred Objects from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. Published by Strange Attractor Press, Halloween, 2016. Sara captures the essence of these carefully selected artefacts including wax dolls, wands, statues, daggers, pendants, robes and amulets, all used in the practice of witchcraft and magic.
Exhibition extended 27 October-4 November LO & BEHOLD 2B Swanfield Street E2 7DS Mon-Fri 12noon-5pm, Sat-Sun 12noon-6pm
The exhibition is part of Photomonth East London International Photography Festival 2016. Photomonth celebrates photography in galleries and venues across East London. The festival aims to demonstrate the diversity of contemporary photography and reach the widest possible audience. Since 2001 Photomonth has become one of the largest and most inclusive festivals in the UK – bringing innovation and inspiration through the Open Call for exhibitions, giving the opportunity for emerging artists to be appreciated in a variety of interesting and unusual spaces alongside leading internationally renowned photographers in galleries and major institutions.