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.