Symposium Programme 2014

9.00 – 9.30                           Registration and Coffee

9.30 – 9.40                           Welcome and Housekeeping – Steve Rowley

9.40 – 10.00                        Introduction to the Symposium – Peter Harrop


10.00 – 11.00                                                      Panel One

Mark Gowers                    Bisociated Identities and Playful Joking Relationships

Peter Millington               Manning and Mumming

Helen Marshall                 So you want to be a Mummer? An Artist talk and visual presentation.

11.00 – 11.30                      Coffee and refreshments


11.30 – 1.00                                                        Panel Two

Matt Fletcher                    Southampton Urban Mummers.

Jim Birch                              Wantage Mummers: every year’s performance is the same – but different.

Tim Chatham                     Stoneleigh Mummers Play 1975 to 2014: Revival or Creation of a Tradition?

David Lock                        John Barleycorn – a suitable case for mumming.

1.00 – 2.00                       Lunch

2.00 – 3.00                                                           Panel Three

Lynn Lunde                         Anonymity and Strangers: Three versions of the unknown in Newfoundland Christmas visiting.

Mat Levitt                           New Folk Old Lore: The Coventry Mummers and the Alberta Avenue Mummers Collective.

Randall Fraser                    The Alberta Avenue Mummers Collective and the Albertavia Mumming Trilogy.

3.00 – 4.00                                           Performance, Open Forum and Close   

Mark Gower                      You’re Gonna Die!  A ten minute performance piece based on the mumming Doctor.