Saturday, 10 January 2009

The Museum of British Folklore

The long-intentioned ambition of international designer and artist Simon Costin to open a museum dedicated to British Folklore seems likely to become a reality. Fascinated by the history of British Folk customs, and dedicated to promoting their preservation in a society increasingly obsessed with the present, Simon is currently looking for premises in which to bring together a wide-ranging collection of objects and artifacts, housed within an exciting and fully-contextual setting that his years of experience as a designer and stylist would bring about. Having recently purchased a vintage 1976 Castleton caravan, he intends to kit it out as a travelling taster of what is to come, and will be touring this year's folk festivals the length and breadth of the United Kingdom to raise interest in, and awareness of the project. You will be able to meet Simon at the following events, and be part of this exciting venture as it unfolds.

Hastings Jack-in-the-Green, East Sussex; 4th May
Shepley Folk Festival, West Yorkshire; 15th-17th May
Fishguard Folk Festival, Wales; 22nd-25th May
Wessex Folk Festival, Weymouth, Dorset: 5th-6th June
Leigh Folk Festival, Essex: 24th-25th June
Crawley Folk Festival, West Sussex: 26th-28th June
Hebridean Celtic Festival: 15th-16th July
Festival on the Edge, Shropshire: 18th-19th July
Cambridge Folk Festival: 31st July- 3rd August
Broadstairs Folk Festival, Kent: 9th-12th August
Green Man Festival, Glanusk, Wales: 21st-23rd August
Towersley Festival, Oxfordshire: 27th-31st August

1 comment:

  1. Hello Graham, This is Jenna, Simon's friend and costumier. I was glad to finally meet you last week, and am sorry I did not immediately register mentally that this is your blog! Thank you so much for including my drawing on your page. I love your posts, and recognised the equestrian relief from Santiago de Compostela, where Roberto and I spent our anniversary last year. What an amazing place to know. Hope I will be seeing you again soon! Cheers and ciao Jenna