We love… British Folk at the International Picture House

If you are in town this evening, we strongly urge you to head over to the International Picture House in London, who is hosting the book launch and accompanying exhibition of London-based photographer James Pearson-Howes for his book, British Folk.

The second installment in a trilogy, Pearson-Howes continues to explore the eccentric and obscure cultural traditions that continue to exist in the U.K.

“A celebration of British eccentricity, rooted in ancient traditions,” the book features characters from the Pearly Kings and Queens society, as well as documentation of the weird and wonderful events that continue to thrive in this historically rich subculture, including the Lewes bonfire night in East Sussex and the Obby Oss festival in Cornwall.

“I chose only the extreme, bizarre and weird traditions (to shoot).  I guess what I learnt is that these traditions are no longer about exorcing towns’ demons, or getting better crops, it’s about being a part of a community,” explains the photographer.

You can RSVP on the event’s Facebook page, or pick up your copy of British Folk at Pearson-Howes website.

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