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Public House The Yorkshire Square | Compass Festival

Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti stood in front of a sign saying Leeds City Market
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15 Jul 2021 - 24 Jul 2021

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Leeds Kirkgate Market

34 George Street, Leeds, LS2 7HY

Public House: The Yorkshire Square is a 12ft x 12ft pop-up pub bringing a ferment of connections, conversations and experiences, to the heart of Leeds iconic Kirkgate Market.
During Compass Festival 2021, Public House: The Yorkshire Square is coming to Leeds Kirkgate Market. Modelled on the dimensions of the unique fermenting vessel made famous by Tetley’s Brewery, The Yorkshire Square has been reimagined by artists Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti as a four-sided Pop-up-Pub serving brews and views from across Leeds.

Exploring the idea that the Pub of the future has many faces, each side of The Yorkshire Square will present a different bar offering multiple ways to explore the past, present and future of Leeds pubs. Nearly a quarter of pubs in the UK have closed since 2008, and the future of many more now hangs critically in the balance. The unprecedented mass closure of the UK’s already endangered pubs during 2020’s lockdown, has highlighted both the fragility and the importance of the Public House in our lives and communities.

Since 2017 Katie Etheridge and Simon Persighetti (Small Acts) have been working with Leeds brewers, publicans, campaigners and individuals to explore the future of social landscapes by investigating the enduring role of Pubs as places of community, intergenerational exchange, entertainment, (hi)story telling and activism.

 

There are a range of FREE Talks and Tap Tours available to book now! 

 

Fri 16 July, 4pm Tour: Forgotten Breweries with Mike Hampshire

Sat 17 July, 11.30am Tour: Pop & Crisps with Simon Persighetti

Sat 17 July, 3pm Tap Talk: Leeds Beer Today with Mike Hampshire

Sat 17 July, 4pm Tour: Lost Pub Crawl with Rob Kilner

Tue 20 July, 11.30am Tour: Glass Half Full with Katie Etheridge

Tue 20 July, 3pm Tap Talk: The Pub as a Memory Bank with Jim Brettell

Wed 21 July, 3pm Tap Talk: Corporatism, ignorance and indifference with Greg Mulholland

Wed 21 July, 4pm Tour: Heritage Pub Walk with Jim Brettell

Thu 22 July, 11.30am Tour: Glass Half Full with Katie Etheridge

Fri 23 July, 4pm Tour: Forgotten Breweries with Mike Hampshire

Sat 24 July, 11.30am Tour: Pop & Crisps with Simon Persighetti

Sat 24 July, 3pm Tap Talk: Pubs as Community Glue with Rachel Auty

Sat 24 July, 4pm Tour: Lost Pub Crawl with Rob Kilner

Image Info: Lizzie Coombes

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

Tickets for Tours and Tap Talks are available to book in advance on our website – some walk ups available. 

 

  • Wheelchair access
  • Audio Described
  • Relaxed & Dementia Friendly
Compass Festival
  • Free Event
  • Adults only
  • Wheelchair access
  • Audio Described
  • Relaxed & Dementia Friendly
  • Discussion
  • Heritage
  • Theatre
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