If you could time travel into the future and walk into a pub, what would you like to see?
Future Pub is a new live performance by artists Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti who presented The Yorkshire Square at Compass Festival in 2021.
This new work debates and celebrates the power and potential of community whilst gathering a deeper understanding of what the pub of the future will look like. Conjuring the territories, atmospheres and eccentricities of a traditional local, the show incorporates film, live music, games and of course a time machine to transport audiences to the pub of the future!
Made with input from brewers, pub-goers and campaigners, Future Pub explores the enduring role of pubs in our lives, at a time when the future of so many hangs in the balance.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you may win a prize and you’ll never take pubs for granted again!
Date: 26th March
Location: Slung Low at The Holbeck
Tickets: Tickets are pay what you decide and can be booked by following the link below.
Join us at the bar at 6:30pm before the performance of Future Pub for the launch of the Public House: The Yorkshire Square Pub-lication
In July 2021 Public House: The Yorkshire Square attracted over 1500 visitors to its 9 day programme of tap talks, conversations, walks, screenings, live music, and interactive pub quiz. Many 100’s more enjoyed the spectacle of this unique pop-up-pub appearing in the middle of Kirkgate Market, or simply popped in for a pint and a chat. This ferment of connections, conversations and experiences was mediated through four different ‘bars’, including two fully operational pubs serving beer from local breweries.
This legacy Pub-lication has been written and created by Katie and Simon to share the project beyond its original live manifestation. Public House is documented through beautiful photographs, writing, reflections, archive material and extracts of transcripts from participant interviews. Showcasing Small Acts dynamic approach to socially engaged art, the publication also signposts readers to ways in which they can support pubs and save their local.
The launch will also include a screening of The Yorkshire Square Film.