The Witching Hour Magic Show & A Ballarat Séance
Who: Ballarat Mechanics Institute, David Waldron & Tales from Rat City
Two historical shows with a short interval. The Witching Hour Magic Show – have you found anything unusual while renovating your house? Join historian Dr David Waldron and historian/magician Dr Jo Clyne as they present the findings in a part Victorian-era-style lecture, part magic show.
A Ballarat Séance – Ballarat séances and spiritualists were well known enough internationally to be discussed by no less than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, avowed spiritualist and the creator of the detective Sherlock Holmes. Join us in a magical exploration of Ballarat’s spiritualist past featuring many of the sleight of hand tricks and illusions that were the staple of Victorian mediums.