Artists Behind Bars
Not what it sounds...
This is always a fabulous event from Fierce Festival. Following the huge popularity of Artists Behind Bars (not quite what it sounds) in 2017 and 2019, the Fierce folks are at it again October 1 in Digbeth. Here's how it works: the city's artists are invited together to build, install, host, and run their own bars. For a one night shift only, the bar is the work of art, the artist is the bartender, and the spectator is the punter. Examples of past bars include French Riviera’s purple rain bar (a tribute to Prince), Louisa Robbin’s Hard As Nails Bar (nail bar serving watermelon cocktails), Brian Catling put himself behind literal bars – held himself prisoner whilst serving sprits, Benedict Drew served drinks from the inside his jacket, Turner Prize winning Tai Shani served shots of sambuca, sans toga from a Greek column and Marcia Farquhar hosted a champagne speakeasy where punters could sit and hear a story or two. This event is perhaps understandably, 18+ and tickets cost £8. It takes place at 7SVN on Upper Trinity Street. More
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