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Blood, Booze and Doc Rowe - this Saturday

The celebrated folklorist Doc Rowe is giving a talk and showing some of his films at Tate Britain in London on Saturday, September 16. It promises to be entertaining stuff.

Tate Britain has supplied the following details:

Saturday 16 September, 2pm: Clore Auditorium, Tate Britain, Millbank, London. Admission Free. This event is followed by a drinks reception, supported by Smiles Brewery.

Blood, Booze and Bedlam - a visual tour of contemporary seasonal events and traditions of the British Isles and Ireland by oral historian, Doc Rowe.

The richness, colour and variety of the vernacular folk arts of our islands is often overlooked, ignored or quite simply unknown. Doc Rowe has been documenting these traditions for over thirty years and this presentation uses photographic material from his own collection.

Doc Rowe is a committee member of the Folklore Society and the Oral History Society and regularly contributes and broadcasts on radio and television about aspects of folklore and tradition. His television credits include the Omnibus programme, The Other Music, The Human Jigsaw, a number of Timewatch and Arena programmes, and more recently the Channel 4 series Green and Pleasant Land. His photographs are regularly published and his own books include We'll Call Once More Unto Your House (1982) and With a Crash and a Din (1984).

Previously based at the Centre for English Cultural Traditions in Sheffield, Doc Rowe was also co-director of the London History Workshop from 1985-91, where he supported oral history workers and organisations in London and throughout the UK.

This event has been organised by Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane whose Introduction to Folk Archive is on display as Part of Tate Britain's exhibition Intelligence: New British Art 2000.

For more information please call 020 7887 8922.

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