Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Witch Hunts Today: From Matthew Hopkins to Twenty-First Century Persecution

7.15pm Wednesday 22 May 2019
£6
This event has now sold out! Thank you to all who have booked. We shall endeavour to book Kirsty and Syd again! 
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Tube: Holborn
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Harmful practices due to belief in witchcraft have seen a huge increase in the past six years both globally and in the UK and Kirsty Brimelow QC and author and campaigner Syd Moore have joined forces to expose this phenomenon.

They will contextualise the current climate, Syd will present dark chapters of the grim past of Essex witch hunts that have inspired her writing. They will move on to witchcraft belief in the present and the techniques used to 'discover' witches in use today. Kirsty will talk about the contemporary landscape of witchcraft belief and abuse, the legal perspective on this and some of the cases she has been involved with. Raising awareness about these issues is something that both Kirsty and Syd are committed to.

Syd Moore is a bestselling novelist, former television presenter and activist. Her novels are based on historic witch hunts (Drowning Pool, 2011 and Witch Hunt, 2012, Harper Collins; Strange Trilogy, 2017-2018, Oneworld).

Kirsty Brimelow QC specialises in international human rights, criminal law, public international, constitutional and international criminal law. She is instructed in the most serious, complex and prominent cases nationally and internationally.

7.15pm Wednesday 22 May 2019
£6 (Advance tickets)
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Tube: Holborn
Directions
Facebook event page

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