Anniversary

400 hundred rear Anniversary

August 19 2012 to commemorate the hanging of 10 local people accused of witchcraft in 1612..

Witch walker record set. And Top Story of the day - Julian Assange makes special appearance to say 'end witch hunt'. Click image for more

Alice Nutter statue unveiled on road to Barley out of Roughlee.Click for more. 2pts for statue. 50pts for original! - see Roughlee)
1612

500 ft white lettering on Pendle Hill saying '1612' is back on - as cloth rather than whitewash, so that it doesn't look untidy when it washes away..

You had to be quick to get that photo used in the header!

Impression of what artist Philip intended in Lancashire Telegraph

Lots more..

Blake Morrison is under the witches spell with excellent summary of the plot. Comments on 'what are witches?' HIs forthcoming book Discoverie of Witches.

Simon Armitage television documentary include animation and scholarly interviews. In both Pendle and Lancaster there's a year-long festival, with art installations, exhibitions, lectures, guided walks, two plays – Sabbat by Richard Shannon and Devilish Practices by Richard MacSween - both good.

There is also a Sculpture trail, a folklore camp and a specially commissioned poem by Carol Ann Duffy carved into stones by the textual artist Stephen Raw and placed along the 48-mile route from Pendle to Lancaster. For more on the walk and its art, see Lancashire Witches 400

There are two new novellas, by Jeanette Winterson and Livi Michael. Winterson's, The Daylight Gate, takes its title from the dialect term for dusk: it's when night-time horror begins, and that's appropriate given Winterson's publishers, Hammer. Michael's Malkin Child, narrated by nine-year-old Jennet Device, is aimed at younger readers looking for a witch story that isn't Harry Potter fantasy but grounded in fact.