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Pendle Witch Child, Monday, April 16

History, 7.30pm

A compelling documentary about the witch trials in 1612 in the shadow of the Lancashire landmark of Pendle Hill. What makes it especially creepy is the ghostly animation of a nine-year-old girl named Jennet Device, which is superimposed into footage of the locations at which various events took place. Jennet was the key witness for the prosecution and her evidence sent 10 people to the gallows, including her entire family. The documentary explains how the case set a precedent for allowing children to give evidence in witch trials, which was to have ramifications across the Atlantic in the Salem witch trials of 1692.