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Exhibition: Making More Mischief: Folk Costume in Britain

Location

UAL: London College of Fashion,

105 Carpenter's Road,
London,
E20 2AR

Dates

This exhibition runs from Tue, 9th Apr 2024 to Sat, 22nd Jun 2024.

Forthcoming dates:

Tue,
28th May 2024  
(10am - 5pm)
Wed,
29th May 2024  
(10am - 5pm)
Thu,
30th May 2024  
(10am - 5pm)
Fri,
31st May 2024  
(10am - 5pm)
Sat,
1st Jun 2024  
(10am - 5pm)
Tue,
4th Jun 2024  
(10am - 5pm)
Wed,
5th Jun 2024  
(10am - 5pm)

Cost: Free of Charge

Description

Making More Mischief: Folk Costume in Britain is the sequel to Compton Verney’s 2023 exhibition, Making Mischief: Folk Costume in Britain, which was the first of its kind to explore the pivotal role of costume in folk customs thriving across Britain today and the rich tapestry of people bringing them to life.

Now, in collaboration with the Museum of British Folklore, and as part of the same project supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, LCF's Making More Mischief builds on this narrative by zooming in with a London lens to further explore class, sexuality, ethnicity and identity to challenge preconceived ideas that seasonal folk cultures and customs need to be fixed, nostalgic or predominantly rural.

Traditions such as London’s carnivals, Doggett’s Coat and Badge Race, Swan Upping and Somali May Day traditions come together in Making More Mischief unified through the shared values of folk dress rooted in identity, non-conformity and subversiveness.

Full outfits will be displayed across LCF’s three floors of public showcasing areas alongside many voices of the wearers and/or makers as written or oral testimonies. These communicate the deeply personal individual and community expressions of lives lived and desires, which permeate all folk culture.

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Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer

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All images are supplied by the exhibition organiser.

This exhibition runs from Tue, 9th Apr 2024 to Sat, 22nd Jun 2024

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

May 2024

June 2024

Location

UAL: London College of Fashion,

105 Carpenter's Road,
London,
E20 2AR

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