If you are in Bath from November 17th – 19th then you are in for a treat, as the ‘Mummers UnConvention’ is being held in the city.
The lesser known art of ‘Mumming’ is a form of traditional medieval drama with deep roots. The performances traditionally take place on the town streets and in the local pubs and they take the form of short sketches with comic themes; often featuring fights between ‘gallant heroes’ and ‘great evils’.
The Mummers UnConvention is set to be a world first event for professional Mummers, bringing groups of artists from around the globe together in Bath to perform and learn from each other.
It is the general public that will get the most from the event though, with a range of street performances and workshops taking place throughout the city. So if you are out and about around Bath this November, maybe you are down on one of the many Bath Spa breaks, then keep your eyes open for these unique performances.