Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids: A journey through the Ritual Year

Friday 4th November 2016 – Sunday 8th January 2017

Costumed processions and symbolic dramatisations, traditional dances and fire ceremonies mark the changing seasons and celebrate nature’s bounty.  Many of these customs claim an ancient origin.

This exhibition brings together 50 photographs of regional rituals performed throughout the year in England.

Shirley Collins, President of the English Folk Dance and Song Society comments “Sara Hannant’s remarkable photographs convey, with joy and compassion, the mystery, charm and exuberance of traditional English ritual”.

This exhibition will be free for Copeland Pass holders. If you are a Copeland resident, why not register at the Beacon Museum reception. All you need to provide  is a valid form of I.D. and contact details.

(Usual admission still applies for non pass holders- Adults £5, Concess £4, Child £2, Family £12)

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