23 September 2017

The Role of Costume in Performance and Ritual

Gaye Evans: Jakar Tshechua Festival in Bhutan-Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon

An illustrated talk about a visit to Bhutan in 2016 and the Jakar Tshechu , a colourful festival filled with dancing monks, local costumes and sumptuous textiles.

(UPDATED 5 September 2017)

Unfortunately Meinir Raby’s talk is postponed due to circumstances beyond our control – we wish Meiner a swift recovery. Instead we welcome:

Kate Evans: Textiles and Craft Culture of Sikkim

A doctor of Human Geography, formerly of Swansea University and Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, Kate’s research interests span relationships between the body and space, and tacit forms of knowledge and skills sharing. This talk brings together her experiences and insights gained whilst leading undergraduate field excursions to Sikkim, with her interests in craft and cultures of making. An articulate communicator at multiple levels in school, museums and academia, she recently left academia to set up her own pottery and mobile craft business.