Nest, we made our way to the Bowery. We loved the work of Tado
who are a Sheffield duo. Their installation was an animated depiction of Sheffield life.
A "still" of this work was in the window of the Bowery - can you make out one of Sheffield's
own recording stars?
Well done if you recognised Jarvis Cocker
There was great music in most of the pubs - we loved the panda DJ in here.
The best "experience " of the tour was in the Washington pub where Warp Films
had taken over the joint and made the place their own - love what you did with the place lads. Warp are one of the leading independent film makers in the UK who refuse believe that London is the centre of the universe. I love the last 2 lines of this introduction.
They had turned the pub into one of their films - This is England
and had actually got the actors from the film to appear in character! The actors were serving behind the bar, drinking in the pub - it was all very realistic and a bit scary especially when the skinheads kicked off at one point!
was a bit star struck and loved having her photo taken with the cast.
Warp made one of my favourite films - did you ever see Grow your own
Our next drink was at the Forum. I loved the work of Sarah Abbott
and would love to see some of her work in my own home. I'm going to visit her shop for a look around.
I knew that you would like these too.
Next, we were supposed to go to the Frog & Parrot, but it was packed and so our group did the Conga through the pub, then some of us went for chips!
For those concerned with our alcohol intake, we didn't manage a drink in each pub. I was driving, so I was on fizzy water, hubby had a few halves of Thornbridge ale, and the DQ is a bit of a light weight drinker and felt tiddly after an Archers and lemonade and a cider!
Next up was the artist GEO
at the Great Gatsby pub
And then across to Bungalow and Bears where Fine and Dandy seemed to have filled the place with decorated cardboard boxes. This was nearing the end of the tour and all the blokes (and some of the ladies) decided to "play". They had loads of fun building huge towers and walls - then knocking them down again. As this was one of the last pubs on the tour, a long line of revellers could be seen walking out with a box tucked under their arms!
We did make it to the last pub, and the Everly
Pregnant Brothers had promised to play their Ukulele's
for us, but it was absolutely
packed and the DQ
said she was tired and had work the next day. (There is a striking similarity between Saffy and Edina
and the DQ
and I!!!) so we left the tour at this stage.
It was a great evening and I hope that they repeat it again. It was very popular and a great showcase for some of the marvellous home grown talent that we have in the city.