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Harry Potter: The River-side Recommends

What Does The River-Side Recommend?

Firstly a series of its own posts on Hallowe'en and witchcraft. Secondly The River-side quite likes visiting exhibitions about magic and witches. It's a Muggle thing!

Hallowe'en and the Dance of Death

Hallowe'en and the Dance of Death - Blog post on ‘The Dance of Death’ or ‘Danse Macabre.’

Skeletons playing around the letter 'D.'

Ghost Stories from the Basement Stacks

Ghost Stories from the Basement Stacks - blog post on ghost stories from writers such as M.R. James and William Hope Hodgson.

Ghouls walking along.

Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic is a museum dedicated to European witchcraft and magic. It's located in the village of Boscastle in Cornwall in south-west England. It houses exhibits devoted to folk magic, ceremonial magic and Wicca. Cecil Williamson opened it in 1951.

Exhibition: Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World

Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World reveals how magic, diabolical witchcraft, and ghostly encounters inspired fear and curiosity on an unprecedented scale from the 15th - 18th centuries. The exhibition ran from 21 January - 21 August 2016. 

Exhibition: Witches and Wicked Bodies at the British Museum

Witches and Wicked Bodies at the British Museum - The exhibition ran in 2014 - 2015 and examined the portrayal of witches and witchcraft in art from the Renaissance to the end of the 19th century.