The Poly

24 Church St, Falmouth : 01326 319461
The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

What's On Calendar

Have a look at the calendar text here to see what's coming up.

Talks // Coming up // A History of Witchcraft in Cornwall
14 August

A History of Witchcraft in Cornwall

Pellers, Charmers & Cunning Folk – A History of Witchcraft in Cornwall 

In this talk we’ll be exploring the history, customs and superstitions surrounding witchcraft in Cornwall over the centuries. We’ll take a look at some examples of individuals who were deemed to be witches, their role within the community, and how they were perceived by the people around them.

From so-called ‘White witches’ and ‘black witches’ to Pellers, conjurors and charmers, we’ll explore a wide range of beliefs in magic and folk remedies, and consider how many of these beliefs and superstitions have since been lost, and whether any of them remain with us to this day.

Keith Wallis works across theatre and film and is the host of ‘ The Piskie Trap’ - a podcast series exploring the folklore, history and legends from across Cornwall. His recent work has involved a number of collaborations with leading historians, writers, folklorists and storytellers, as part of a movement to preserve local folklore traditions, and to promote Cornish history and heritage 

Pellers, Charmers & Cunning Folk – A History of Witchcraft in Cornwall 
Wednesday 14th August 6.30pm

Tickets: £7

A £1 Poly Fund payment is added to each ticket sold

Check times : Book now


Alfie Moore: A Face for Radio

A surprising career shift turned street-cop Alfie into a BBC radio star. But what happened when TV fame beckoned? ...

Find out more

The Future Of ...You: Summer School (POSTPONED)

Unfortunately, this event has been postponed - more information to come soon. ...

Find out more

Soft Machine

Soft Machine return to The Poly to delight audiences with their unique sound with old and new musical adventures. ...

Find out more
Contact us:

T: 01326 319461


The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth, TR11 3EG

Social Media:

Keep up to date with The Poly:

Icon Icon Icon

© The Poly - The Poly is the trading name of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society Limited, a company limited by guarantee and incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number 03909555 and registered charity number 1081199, with its registered office at 24 Church Street, Falmouth TR11 3EG