It's Picking Up Here

Carnifal Book Introduction, Spring 2022


You know there’s something interesting going on when you see a bearded Welshman, wearing a traditional Welsh ladies’ costume of hat, apron and shawl, walking down a village street while live-streaming a commentary about the passing procession, occasionally pausing to chat with excited onlookers. Flanked by a couple more present-day ‘Rebeccas’, the man begins his narration: “So, we’re in the Tumble Carnival – it’s picking up here!”

Dressing up for the public, particularly a carnival, is always special, as it offers opportunities for transformation and transgression...

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