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Fancy Dress on Boxing Day Wigan - by Anna FC Smith
Join the artist and researcher Anna FC Smith for a talk into the origins of Wigan`s Boxing Day Fancy dress tradition functions as a living dancing archive of the town`s people. Her work on Boxing Day begain in 2018 with a residency in Wigan Library were she reached out to the public to submit their stories and first memories of Boxing Day. She contributed a chapter `Boxing Day Fancy Dress in Wigan` to The Routledge Companion to English Folk Performance which was published in 2021 and has solidified this Wigan custom in the official folk canon.
- Saturday 9th December 2023