Launch of British Folk, Friday 6th August, 6-9 pm
Friday 6th August, 6 -9 pm
BRITISH FOLK by James Pearson-Howes, designed by Ben Freeman
British Folk: Part One is the first in a trilogy of small hand bound books by photographer James Pearson-Howes and designed by Ben Freeman, documenting bizarre and eccentric British folk traditions. Part one features the shamanic like Hunters Moon Morris, the often dangerous Tar Barrels, the peculiar Whittlesea Straw Bear and colorful Red Leicester Morris Men.
These events are no longer about exorcising the town’s demons or getting better crops, they are about being part of a community. It is the people from these communities taking part in these events that the trilogy of books will focus upon.
Each book is litho printed and is a limited edition of 250. British Folk: Part Two will feature The Obby Oss, The Pearly King and Queen and Lewis Bonfire Night. Part three is due for completion early 2011.
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