Ritual Britain

by Museum of British Folklore in London, England, United Kingdom

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On 6th May 2021 we successfully raised £4,121 with 167 supporters in 21 days

We are raising funds to cover the cost of production and design and print of a catalogue for the exciting new exhibition: 'Ritual Britain'.

by Museum of British Folklore in London, England, United Kingdom

The Museum of British Folklore (MoBF) is the first organisation exclusively dedicated to collecting and displaying the folk culture of Britain.

Established in 2009, we have been curating and producing exhibitions across England: from Compton Verney in Warwickshire, to the Towner Gallery, Eastbourne and from the Whitechapel Gallery, London to the Weald and Downland in West Sussex.

We have no permanent home for the museum and most of the time, the collection is held in storage, so we were thrilled when Ben Edge invited us to show some of the collection alongside his painting series, 'Frontline Folklore', which explores the seasonal customs of England.

We are planning an exciting collaboration to produce the exhibition 'Ritual Britain' which has been as imagined as a seasonal journey through the customs of the British Isles.

The exhibition will be held at the Crypt, Euston - an atmospheric venue which is very close to Euston station and Central London. For people who are unable to visit the exhibition in person, we are producing an exhibition catalogue, featuring Ben Edge's paintings and photographs of the museum objects.

We will also develop a series of talks, including a panel discussion with Zakia Sewell (Radio 4, 'My Albion')  and an interview with Alex Merry of all women's morris dancing group, Boss Morris to talk about their approach to tradition.

We need to raise funds to cover exhibition production costs (transportation and  fabrication) and the exhibition publication (photography and print costs). We also need to cover expenses for our speakers and film showings.

'Ritual Britain' promises to be a timely look at these collective seasonal celebrations which have been much missed over the past year! 

Please help us to realise this exciting project and share our collection with a wider public.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

100 of 100 claimed

SIGNED EDITION OF 'RITUAL BRITAIN' CATALOGUE

SIGNED EDITION OF 'RITUAL BRITAIN' CATALOGUE. Ben Edge and Simon Costin signed exhibition catalogue

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£15 Reward

MOBF EXHIBITION CATALOGUE FROM 'REMEMBER, REMEMBER: A HISTORY OF FIREWORKS IN BRITAIN' , Compton Verney, 2011 Softback; full colour Designed by Bookworks pp.34

£20 or more

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RED TOTE BAG FEATURING FIREWORKS GRAPHICS.

RED TOTE BAG FEATURING FIREWORKS GRAPHICS. Tote bag dimensions: 54cm x 38cm. Pure cotton. Produced exclusively for the MUSEUM OF BRITISH FOLKLORE exhibition: 'REMEMBER, REMEMBER: A HISTORY OF FIREWORKS IN BRITAIN' Compton Verney, 2011

£35 or more

6 of 30 claimed

£35 Reward

MUSEUM OF BRITISH FOLKLORE T-SHIRT 100% cotton t-shirt featuring the MoBF logo. 30 available (10 of each size) SMALL/MEDIUM/LARGE

£50 or more

2 of 4 claimed

£50 Reward

BEN EDGE AND SIMON COSTIN 1hr GUIDED TOUR OF THE CRYPT Group of up to 5 people Date tbc 4 GROUPS OF 5 PEOPLE AVAILABLE

£1,290 or more

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ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING Spring Equinox at Worm Moon

BEN EDGE ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING Spring Equinox at Worm Moon, 2019 Oil on Canvas 30cm x 25cm (Usual price £1500)

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BEN EDGE ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING Thunder Buck

Thunder Buck Moon, 2019 Oil on Canvas 30cm x 25cm (Usual price £1500)

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10 of 10 claimed

£10 Reward

FRONTLINE FOLKLORE BADGE SET 4 piece 25mm badge set. Includes: -The Summer Solstice -The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance -The Earl of Rone -The Autumn Equinox

£20 or more

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MUSEUM OF BRITISH FOLKLORE CERAMIC MUG

MUSEUM OF BRITISH FOLKLORE CERAMIC MUG Featuring a design by Jonny Hannah

£20 or more

5 of 5 claimed

BEN EDGE ART 4 FOLK TOTE BAG

BEN EDGE ART 4 FOLK TOTE BAG Screen print on premium quality ‘Beech’ 100% cotton natural finish 140gsm Tote bag dimensions are 380mm wide x 410mm deep.
The top of the bag to the apex of the handle measures 380mm. Maximum print size on your tote bags is 285mm x 300mm.

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