Lancashire TelegraphDocumentary charts the story of Pendle Hill '1612' installation (From Lancashire Telegraph)

When news happens, text LT and your photos and videos to 80360. Or contact us by email or phone.

Documentary charts the story of Pendle Hill '1612' installation

Lancashire Telegraph: Artist Philippe Handford with his '1612' installation. Photo: © Walker - The Walker Touch Artist Philippe Handford with his '1612' installation. Photo: © Walker - The Walker Touch

A DOCUMENTARY film that charts the story of the ‘1612’ installation that appeared on the face of Pendle Hill this summer is set to have its premiere at Nelson’s ACE Centre.

The controversial 1612 installation was produced by local artist Philippe Handford and attracted criticism from the Church and some Pendle residents.

Despite this, the installation proved popular, generating calls locally for a permanent memorial to the Pendle Witches on Pendle Hill.

Mr Handford said: “I’m looking forward to the film as it will demonstrate some of the challenges, the opposition and the logistical difficulties we faced.

“Good art should raise questions and provoke debate – in that sense, I’m really happy with the outcome we achieved.”

The evening will be compered by Julian Jordan, the MD of local PR business Brandspankin’ and an organiser of the Pendle Witch Walk.

He said: “I was a vocal supporter of Philippe’s work and I was delighted with the outcome – so I’m very flattered to be asked to be part of this premiere.”

The event takes place on Friday November 23, from 7.30pm, with tickets £5 from 01282 661080.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

12:51pm Thu 15 Nov 12

I Love Nelson! says...

Photograph © Walker - The Walker Touch
Photograph © Walker - The Walker Touch I Love Nelson!
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree