Women’s Things – Orkney

Written by Yaba Badoe on March 22, 2012Add a Comment

I was invited to show The Witches of Gambaga at a Women’s Things seminar in Orkney to celebrate International Women’s Day. I had a great time with my old school friend, now county archeoleogist  of Orkney, Julie Gibson, who organised the seminar. About 50 of us spent the day mulling over folk tales – From Goddess to Witch: the Declining Fortunes of Women in Orkney Folk Tradition, women magicians and shamans among the Vikings and then Orkney Witchcraft Trails of the 17th century.  A veritable feast of gender and justice over the ages! Below is a link to Radio Orkney’s feature on the seminar. It’s the second item in: