Launch Event - Saturday 2nd April 2016 - 10am
Preston Manor, Brighton £6.60

Make a weekend of it!  The first exhibition from the Doreen Valiente Collection opens in Brighton on Saturday 2nd April with a day of talks and tours, followed by a book signing on Sunday 3rd April at Waterstones.  And it's only £6.60.

10:00 Exhibition Opens
10:30-12:00        Introductory chat by Ashley Mortimer followed by a series of small guided tours
12:00-14:00 Lunch at any of the cafes and pubs around Preston Park or explore the Manor
14:00-14:45 Talk by Preston Manor’s Paula Wrightson about Preston Manor and how it is connected to Britain’s pagan world
15:00-15:45 Talk by Philip Heselton on Doreen Valiente
16:00-16:45 Screening of a short film featuring Doreen (TBC)

Featuring artefacts from Doreen’s collection; Gerald Gardner’s handwritten Book of Shadows and items from Druidry and other pagan paths, this is a small taster of the large exhibition opening later in the year.

For £6.60, be among the first to view the exhibition, attend any of the talks (limited to 30 people each, first come, first served) as well as touring the exquisitely decorated 18th century Preston Manor. 

The day following the launch (Sunday april 3rd), author Philip Heselton will be signing copies of his latest book ‘Doreen Valiente: Witch’ at Waterstones in Brighton at 11:30am.

There are plenty of places to stay in and around Brighton, please come and join us for the first of these historical exhibitions.


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