Saturday, 3 December 2011

Sat Dec 3rd: The Museum of British Folklore Christmas Shop

Im sure many readers of this blog will be fans of Simon Costin, and keen to keep up to date with news from his Museum of British Folklore project, so we visited the latest installment - the 'Paper Hare' pop up shop. Hidden in a cave of enchanted glittering branches are hares weeping glass tears, felt firework hair-slides, stained glass love potions, Punch and Judy prints, delicate golden sculptures and miniature Christmas trees. The Museum aims to promote, celebrate and revitalise the folk heritage of Britain with exhibitions, workshops, lectures, digital platforms and pop-up shops like this. If you head over to his site there are some great behind the scenes snaps on set of the Tim Walker folk story shot for a British Vogue feature on the mission (see portrait here). With this latest venture they hope to raise funds for their upcoming exhibit at the Museum of Anglian Life which will highlight the importance of the Doc Rowe Archive......................... which makes this the perfect place to spend your Christmas shopping budget!

Nov 28th-Dec 21st 2011, 10-12 Exhibition Road SW7 2HF, Thurs-Sat 11am-6pm

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