This week I thought I’d mix it up a bit. Rather than do an interview I decided to attend a gig and live art show in my town. This was the debut evening for what has now become a regular gig at bar 1:22 in Huddersfield, titled “Street Spirit”. All the bands that played were local and incredibly talented, as well as there being work from a few local artists. I have to say I had a great night at 1:22 and was so impressed by the bands that played. Not only was the music just plain fantastic, but the energy shown on stage really blew me away.
Four bands performed; Penguin, No Trays No Foxes, ILoveColour, and Dan Thompson. All of which I defininately reccomend you check out, and if you’re in the area, 1:22 will be putting on another Street Spirit night on Wednesday 3rd October. You can find more details here.
There was also live art by Rag and Bone Collective which didn’t disappoint, as usual! And a stall set up by West Yorkshire Cameras. The guys at WY cameras were very patient in showing me the best settings for my camera under the clubs atmospheric lights (I’m quite the camera novice!) So thank you very much to them, and if you’re interested in buying, selling or repairing you’re camera (vintage or modern) or you’re just in need of some advice then check them out. Both the lads, Tom and Nick, who run the store are also photographers themselves and you can find their photography work here if you fancy a look: Tom Horton. Nick Parker.
I feel like going out into your local area and uncovering some amazing British talent is what Born in Britain is all about, so this week I would like to challenge anyone reading this to do just that! Go out and find some local art or music events, even if you’re not sure you’ll like the style of music give it a go, you might surprise yourself. Feel free to comment below with news on events you attended, i’d love to hear how you got on.
I hope you enjoyed that, I certainly did! For loads more photos from the evening head over to my blog here.