Caught by the River

Making More Mischief

10th March 2024

Boss Morris Performer © Jonathan Cherry courtesy The Simple Things | Making Mischief: The Living Heritage of Folklore in Britain | London College of Fashion | University of Arts London

The highly anticipated sequel to Making Mischief: Folk Costume in Britain, held at Compton Verney in Warwickshire last year, Making More Mischief: Folk Costume in Britain comes to the LCF East Bank, Stratford, next month.

Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Making More Mischief offers a fresh perspective on the pivotal role of costume in local and seasonal folk customs, with a distinct focus on London. The exhibition presents captivating narratives, objects, and items ranging from the iconic Pearly Kings and Queens to the vibrant Notting Hill Carnival. Additionally, it features never-before-seen installations resulting from collaborations with Numbi Arts and Pxssy Palace.

Curated by Simon Costin and Mellany Robinson of the Museum of British Folklore, along with Amy de la Haye, London College of Fashion, UAL.

Revisit photographs from the previous iteration of the exhibition here, and read Simon Costin interviewed about it in Hole & Corner here.