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Posted By: GUEST,Bizibod
29-Jun-12 - 03:03 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
Subject: RE: Folklore: The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
Saturday 30th June 2012, Abbots Bromley Horn Dancers will dance in Nottingham at the venue below.
Artist Leah Gordon juxtaposes Haitian and British folk culture in her exhibition, Kanaval. During this session we explore these gloriously eccentric ‘folk’ happenings in more detail, and investigate how and why these ancient traditions still exist.
The session will be set against selected excerpts from the BFI’s Here’s a Health to the Barley Mow: A Century of Folk Customs and Ancient Rural Games. From the sexy, savage Cornish May Day rites of Alan Lomax’s Oss Oss Wee Oss, to Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane’s footage of ferociously fought traditional football; this collection of documentaries, television reports and rare silent film footage reveals just how powerful and enduring the folk traditions of Great Britain have always been.
Joining Leah Gordon on our discussion panel will be Haitian artist Andre Eugene; William Fowler, curator of the film and the Abbott Bromely Horn Dancers.
Admission: £4 (£3 concessions)
Age range: All are welcome
New Art Exchange
39 - 41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 6BE

New art Exchange
39 - 41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 6BE