Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Over the hot Bank Holiday weekend, Tate Modern hosted 'The House of Fairytales'. In the looming shadow of the former power station, a number of events were staged, and the Museum's caravan (not to mention its charismatic curator) proved a popular attraction amongst the puppet shows and performance artists. We went down in the afternoon of the very hot Sunday to find Simon, as-ever resplendent in his new coat, sporting the now-famous Stephen Jones stovepipe, talking to visitors and taking them through the delights of the caravan's magical interior. Viewed at a distance from the Turbine Hall, the caravan looked resplendent with its fluttering bunting and its fantasmagorical fairground livery and, as ever, Costin cut a dash as he moved through the animated crowds at the event. See the Museum of British Folklore website for details of Simon's upcoming appearances around the country, or my earlier post for the full tour itinerary.