The Bowling Green pub where I'm carrying out my research into pub kareoke as a hub of community, transgression and communality.
Singing at The Bowling Green
Look at the light!!
Witches drinking, dancing and sharing dolls
with Devils, History of Witches and Wizards (1720) Wellcome Library
Chiara Baldini - Gender, Ecstasy & the Revolution: Altered States in the Ancient Rites of Dionysus and Cybele
The earliest witches and their use of music and mind altering substances to create a space of ectasy and equality.
"Don't stop believing"
Etruscan wine vessels or canopus
More Etruscan canopus wine vessels and urns with dionysian celebrations.
Dionysian celebrations depicted on Etruscan tomb wall and on more of their pots.
Sketch ideas for my works - singing vases
Another singing vase sketch
Dionysus, some satyrs and a maenad. An Etruscan pot from my recent trip to Italy.
A call out for videos from customers at the Bowling Green - to show their different perspectives on their nights out there.
Nancy the land lady of The Bowling Green, and high priestess of the karaoke :) Telling me about her journey from singer to manager. How she has built a business that puts people and their experience first, the community teams she supports and the pride she has in her staff.
Talking with staff and regulars at The Bowling Green about Our House of Common Weeds project and my ideas for my final works and what makes the Bowling Green special
Interview with Nancy about The Bowling Green. Issues with the camera trying to focus!
DJ Dan, Rachel & Jordan interview for Our House of Common Weeds