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These Lancashire Women Are Witches In Politics: Witches Pike Making

Thursday, 13th February ,2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

These Lancashire Women Are Witches In Politics explores how Leigh women from pre-Peterloo Reform Societies were portrayed as witches and beasts; repurposing this imagery to create art that empowers people with magical energy.

Join the artists Helen Mather and Anna FC Smith in this secret evening meeting as they recreate the historical actions of women from the Leigh female reform society; training the public in making pikes.

Using found local wood, workshop attendants will whittle and bind branches to create pike armatures, smoking the ends over candles.

This intimate and revolutionary session will also be a space for conversations around women, representation, and dehumanising language. The sculptural works created in this session will be exhibited in the projects exhibition in Leigh and attendants will be named as collaborators.




Thursday, 13th February ,2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hope Street, The Galleries
Wigan, WN1 1AR United Kingdom
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