Manningtree to Mistley, Essex
Royal Geographical Society
This short walk on the Stour Estuary between Essex and Suffolk is inspired by the 17th century East Anglian witch trials. During this dark period of English history, around 300 people were tried for witchcraft and close to 100 executed as ‘witches’.
The walk was produced in collaboration with the artist susan pui san lok and is part of a project called A COVEN A GROVE A STAND, a body of work commissioned by Firstsite as part of New Geographies.
As we investigate the sites, we’ll encounter excerpts from susan’s audio work Seven Sisters, which conjures back to life the names of the individuals accused and executed as witches and hear from Alison Rowlands, Professor of European History at the University of Essex who has written widely on the European and Essex witch trials of the 17th century.
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