SotF – The Beginner’s Guide to Psychic Trickery – How to Talk to the Dead

Sunday 19 August 2012 - Saturday 25 August 2012, 10:45 pm - 11:45 pm
At: The Southsider , 3 - 7 West Richmond Street, EH8 9EF


How to Talk to the Dead

How to Talk to the Dead

How to Talk to the Dead

Learn the secrets behind the sceances and discover the tricks employed by the Victorian hoaxers.

Hydesville.  1848.  Three sisters stumble across something otherworldly: an ability to communicate with the dearly departed.  The Fox Sisters took their séance on tour and are the people most responsible for the Medium and Spiritualist craze that continues to this day.
What tricks and deceits did the Fox Sisters employ and what of the Ouija Board or Spirit Slates?  What about levitating objects and people?  Mumler’s Spirit Photography? Ectoplasm?  What of the last woman imprisoned for Witchcraft- if indeed she was?
We bring collection of tools and toys and will recreate elements of a Victorian style séance and reveal just how they did it.  As a group you will take part in a theatrical experiment- just how convincing were those Victorian tricks and will they still convince today?  

(Not Tuesday)

http://www.chimaeraproductions.co.uk/

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