Monday, 13 July 2009
Masked wrestling is the height of underground cool!
From Mexico to North America to Japan stopping briefly in the 80's in England, and now again in the 00's, masked wrestling is the height of underground cool!
Veteran star of 'Lucha Britannia', Shiro Yoshida, is giving a rare talk on the history of the masked wrestling art called 'lucha libre' on the Saturday of the 'Iconography of Mask' festival.
Also speaking will be Resistance Gallery owner & Lucha Britannia creator, Garry Vanderhorne.
Garry will be doubling up with Shiro to provide what will almost certainly be a passionate and insightful look into the world of masked wrestling, it's history, it's future and what it means today.
Also at times throughout the three day of events, Stars of Lucha Britannia will be giving demonstrations and available to chat with, about the dangers, high's and low's of the art of Lucha Libre wrestling.
Photography by Tom Medwell