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The Steam Crane.

Dom recently got in touch and said she’d been to a pub and got chatting to a guy behind the bar. They spoke about the website and he said he wanted us to do a pop up exhibition. I emailed said guy, whose name is Gabor, aka the ‘High Priest of Hops’ at the Steam Crane in Bedminster. Gabor said he’d had a look at the site and really liked the range of work; we agreed to sort out the exhibition and he couldn’t have been more helpful! You can really tell when someone has a passion for something and he certainly has a lot of passion – I lost count of how many different places he had visited but needless to say, it’s a lot! He’s also an incredible photographer! Anyway, I digress. Gabor and everyone else exhibiting work really pulled together and got all the work ready for the show which was set for Sunday 14th June.

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Make Sunday Special was taking place on North Street and it was packed when I arrived! I walked into the Steam Crane and was greeted by Gabor, who, before I could even say hello was telling me that we had already sold two pieces! The work looked great on the walls thanks to Dom, Bruce, Mosia and Jim (I was racing back from a wedding in Taunton, very hungover!)

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There was music from the Bristol Swing Establishment and a BBQ outside – what more could you want? Oh right, family, friends (old & new) sunshine and plenty of people wanting to talk about the work – a good day all round despite the worst hangover EVER!

‘Oh no’, I hear you say? ‘I’ve missed my chance!’ Well fear not, the work is staying up for the foreseeable future and is all available to buy. We even have a few gems hidden upstairs so that when work is sold it can be replaced with some new pieces! So if you haven’t been down yet, get yourself to the Steam Crane and check it out! I promise you won’t be disappointed by the work on the walls or the lovely pub you’ll find yourself in.

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Words & photos by Ben Adams



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