What started off as a small stall in the North Laines of Brighton has quickly flourished into local art-house Rag & Bone, the brainchild of York based artist and illustrator Laura May. Spanning a rage of artistic disciplines including jewellery design and painting, May has recently released her first graphic novels, including her adaptation of the poem Porphyrias Lover and My Lover in Handcuffs (available to purchase from the Traveling Man, Goodramgate).
“We sold originals, cards, prints and jewellery. Since moving to York I changed the brand to Rag & Bone. After the success of The White Night Bazaar which I helped organise in October 2010 I wanted to work on something even bigger.” Laura May
Following the recent relocation and brand change, Rag & Bone would like to invite artists from all over the region to join them in what is sure to be Vagabond Bazaar. Comprising of musicians, bands, dancers, writers, stylists, readers, fortune tellers and all other forms of weird and wonderful creative energy the carnival, scheduled to take place in September at York’s Melbourne Centre, hopes to unite some of the creative community in York, showcasing talent from within and around this region.
This Vaudeville Carnival will add a splash of American Vintage Culture to our City of Festivals boasting jugglers, puppeteers, carnival and circus acts.
“I basically anyone who has ever wanted to busk something and then thought ‘no, that wouldn’t work it’s too weird!’ This is an opportunity for all local creators to get involved; we definitely want to hear from the more unusual. We really want a very broad selection of people taking part, so all entries, no matter how weird and wonderful, are welcome.”
Rag & Bone are currently open to all entries so if you’re a fire breathing-mime-contortionist-burlesque dancer and are interested in taking part or just want more information contact Rag and Bone at email@example.com or visit the website here.