Fireworks posters from the Maurice Evans collection and a selection of Morris dolls © Museum of British Folklore
Fireworks, photography, costumes, contempary artworks and Morris Dolls will all be on display, alongside the museum’s plans for a permanent home. This free exhibition runs from 25 July to 1 September. More information here.
Objects from the Barbara Jones archive © Museum of British Folklore
To celebrate, Christie’s will host an evening dedicated to British folk culture as part of their Christie’s Lates series. Taking place tomorrow, Tuesday 2 August, the event includes folklore-inspired mask-making with illustrator Rob Flowers; a Morris dancing presentation by all-female troupe Boss Morris; a panel discussion between photographer Henry Bourne and Director of MoBF Simon Costin; a talk on collecting British folk art by gallerist Robert Young and a performance by Mercury Prize-nominated folk singer Sam Lee. This event runs from 6:00pm – 8:30 pm and is free to attend.
Images (l- r) Rosy Nicholas: ‘Oh, England’; Alec Doherty: ‘Haxey Hood’; H.Y.T Studio: ‘Baal Fire’ courtesy of Beach London © Museum of British Folklore