1 November 2019

Museums at Night: Real magic

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Explore the museum after-hours with a spellbinding evening of magic, witchcraft and enchantment!

Accompanying our Do you believe in magic? exhibition, this Museums at Night will be a chance to meet magical practitioners, discover different beliefs and contemplate how magic plays a part in your life.

Performances and talks

  • A mesmerising dance performance by renowned dancer Faye Stoeser. The dance tells the story of a shamanistic ritual by an exceptional dancer, who gradually communicates with a world outside our own. Specially created by internationally acclaimed choreographer Richard Chappell.
  • Take a walk with our magical puppet carrying giant charms courtesy of Tallulah Swirls.
  • Examine magic and belief through talks by our guest speakers including: Professor Ron Hutton, Professor Esther Eidinow, Kurt Lampe, Vikki Carr and Julian Vayne.


  • Hand analysis (palmistry) with Lawrence Rook.
  • Tarot card reading with Genette Ellis.
  • Mirror Scrying (foretelling the future) with Indigo Starseed.
  • Supernatural experiences with Doreen Taylor of Amethyst Reading.
  • Make your own Roman curse tablets with Kate Iles.
  • Create magical tea blends with Leonie Cole.
  • Learn about Ogham Druidry with pagan celebrant and druid Adrian Rooke.
  • Discover magical folklore, spell-making and modern day witchcraft with the help of our practising guest witches Thea Campbell and Rachael Fountain
  • Learn about the magic of seasons with pagan author Marian Green.
  • Discover crystals and the practice of Reiki with Olivia Wheldon, reiki master and founder of White Witch Collective.
  • Add your wishes to the Young Collective’s magic tree.

And of course, don’t forget to visit our Do you believe in magic? exhibition. From ancient uses of witchcraft to belief in the power of gods and ancestors, the exhibition uncovers how magic has been used to heal, hunt and harm across the world.

An array of intriguing magical gifts will be available to buy at pop-up stalls and refreshments will be available from our cafe and pop-up bar throughout the night.

This event is age 18+.

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Additional information

Concessions are available with proof of identity for 18-25 year olds, students, people over 65, unemployed people, disabled people (carers free) and Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.

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