Detail from Folk Authority by Max Reeves, 2022.
Images courtesy Max Reeves

Folk Mask and Costume Workshop with Beth Hopkins

Saturday 27 May, 2023

Bethlem Gallery

Join us for a mask making workshop to create your own costume and join our folk parade happening later the same day.

Learn about the new folk movement and different characters in folk history, including Jack in the Green and the Kentish Hooden Horse. We will provide mask making materials, flora, fauna and face paints, but you are also welcome to bring your own hats, cloaks, horns and greenery. 

Folk traditions are being embraced by a new generation, using creativity as a way to reconnect with nature in response to the climate crisis. It is an inclusive movement welcoming all, that celebrates the fey, whimsical and creative power that comes from connection to the land. 

This workshop is led by artist and curator Beth Hopkins and inspired by artist Max Reeves’ photography series Folk Authority, which celebrates the folk customs and traditions of Britain. 

This event runs alongside the group exhibition Elsewhere which shows from 24 May to 9 September 2023. Scroll down to buy your tickets.


About Bethlem Gallery workshops

Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions are available for SLaM service users, people over 60, students, people receiving ESA, people registered disabled and their carers.

If you are unable to attend the workshop, please contact us to cancel your place. We often have a waiting list and concessions places are extremely popular.

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