Friday, 22 January 2016
Launch Event: Doreen Valiente Witch: Biography
The day is split into two parts.
From noon to 2pm, Philip Heselton, John Belham-Payne and Ashley Mortimer will share information about Doreen’s magical approach, magical artefacts and activities during the Second World War. The session ends with a rarely seen 20-minute film called The Life and Times of Doreen, featuring the last footage of her ever taken.
Tickets for the talks session are limited and cost £20 each from here: https://www.treadwells-london.com/shop/doreen-valiente-talks-ticket
Then from 3pm to 6pm there will be a book launch party with snacks and a bar. Guests will be able to get books signed and meet with the author and the trustees of the Doreen Valiente Foundation. There will also be a short talk about exhibitions on witchcraft in Brighton this spring. You can find out more about them here: http://www.wherewitchcraftlives.org/
Ticket holders for the earlier talks are automatically invited to the launch party. If you just want to attend the party it is free, but you need to reserve a place in advance by emailling firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copies of Doreen Valiente: Witch will be available to by at Treadwell's, 33 Store Street Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS on the day.
I am currently reading an advance copy of the book and will post a review of it at the time of the launch. I'm not allowed to give any spoilers as there is a strict embargo, but I can tell you it is very good indeed.