The Village Storytelling Festival
Sat 9 July 2022
Image credit. Finlay Stevenson
Allison Galbraith, Storyteller | Shannon Stevenson, Music | Gaston Welisch, Film
Although the Witchcraft Act was repealed in 1736, fear of nefarious practices never left these shores.
In this new piece, especially commissioned for the Village Storytelling Festival 2022, Allison Galbraith considers the Scottish witch hunts through storytelling, film and music.
Delving into the folktales of Lanarkshire, she explores the prejudice and fear, fuelled by sinister political and religious beliefs, which led to accusations of witchcraft. Allison shares her own encounters with witches, past and present, while acknowledging our never ending fascination with earth magic and those who practise it. In light of the recent apology in Scottish Parliament to the people executed as witches, an invited panel will discuss the merits of honouring the wrongs done to our ancestors, and of raising an awareness of this horrific phenomenon, both here and across the world.
This is a hybrid event which you can attend in person or from your home. It will be followed by a Q & A session with both live and digital audiences, who are invited to join the debate about reconnecting with, and righting the wrongs of the past.
If you are attending in person, please ensure you buy the correct ticket type as digital ticket holders will not be admitted.
7:00pm — 8:20pm