Costume in Legend and Tradition

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Jeremy Harte/ The Folklore Society
contact email: 

Costume in Legend and Tradition, 31st August– 1st September 2019 at Blackburn Museum. Don’t get your knickers in a twist, put on seven-league boots and come to this two-day conference on Costume in Legend and Tradition, to be held on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September 2019 as the fourteenth Legendary Weekend of the Folklore Society, at Blackburn Museum, Lancashire BB1 7AJ.  If you’re into masquerades, rings of power, glass slippers or ghosts in sheets, we’d like to hear from you. Anyone can contribute – folklorists, designers, costume historians and brave little tailors. Presentations, which should be 20 minutes long, can take the form of talks, performances, or film presentations. The conference fee is £25 for speakers, £50 for others attending. If you would like to attend or to present a paper or performance, please make contact before 1 June with: Jeremy Harte, Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey KT17 1UF, 020 8394 1734, For further details see

Jeremy Harte (curator of Bourne Hall Museum) is a member of the Council of the Folklore Society and author of English Holy Wells and Explore Fairy Traditions.