Mumming in all its varied forms is an activity that once had high status as a royal entertainment.
By the C19th it had become a cadging tradition widespread in rural areas, but by the end of the C20th most of the UK population had never heard of it.
This festival is raising the profile of mumming. It is providing a platform for mummers to perform in the glorious and historic City of Bath, entertaining the throngs of shoppers who flock to the city in the run up to Christmas.
The Bath International Mummers Unconvention is run by a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting mumming.
For more info see their website