[SOLD OUT] Corn Dollies Workshop


[SOLD OUT] Corn Dollies Workshop

Saturday 12th November 2022

In this workshop you will learn how to make Corn Dollies from flax grown locally, touching on the wonderful history and folklore of corn dolly making. Participants will be instructed in how to make one or more of the following traditional dollies out of flax straw: Cats Paw, Gentleman’s Favour, Spiral.

Vicky Putler runs The Flax Project which aims to revive the flax industry in South West Britain and bring linen production to the Tamar Valley and Plymouth. They grow flax in Cornwall and run a nature and creativity based educational programme suitable for all ages and abilities from their workshop at The Plot, Plymouth. They also have volunteering opportunities at their field in the Tamar Valley and run projects with community groups and workshops and events in partnership with other organisations.


Start time: 11:30am

Workshop duration: approx. 2 hours.

10 participants maximum. Advance booking required.

Tickets £10 /£8 concessions

In Dreams Are Monsters: Season of the Witch

Plymouth Arts Cinema, in association with Pagan Phoenix SW, is delighted to be participating in BFI’s major UK-wide film and events season celebrating the horror genre on screen, taking place from at BFI Southbank and cinemas nationwide.

Our Season of the Witch films, workshops and talks is designed to reclaim the image of the Witch from the Horror genre. We look at the way cinema has portrayed witchcraft. From alluring femme fatale through teen rebels to women finding power and liberation. This selection of films about witchcraft, magic and the dark side provides an interesting take on the changing social position of women over the last sixty years. The films range from a fairy tale about contemporary African witchcraft to romantic comedies and folk horror. At the centre of each film is the character of the witch: magic, but also subversive, dangerous and powerful in different ways. We include cult favourites, rarely seen classics and also two short films.

Co-curated by Anna Navas, Plymouth Arts Cinema's Director, and Judith Noble. Judith Noble is an Associate professor at Arts University Plymouth. Her specialist areas of research are film, surrealism, magic, the occult and witchcraft. Her most recent book is Visions of Enchantment (with Daniel Zamani, Fulgur).

We are delighted to receive funding from the British Film Institute for the Season of the Witch which is part of the In Dreams Are Monsters BFI Blockbuster season. #InDreamsAreMonsters

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 Saturday 12th Nov 2022  11:30am
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