05 Mar EVENT: Bands F.C. is coming to Rascals HQ!
Well this is rather exciting! We are delighted to announce that Rascals HQ will host the first ever Irish showing of the hugely popular art exhibition by Bands F.C.
Bands F.C. is the brainchild of Mark Liptrott and Nick Fraser and it began during the summer of 2018. The pair started imagining ‘bands as football teams, and football teams as bands’, to use their own words, and their crests quickly became something of a phenomenon, garnering thousands of fans and followers on social media – including many of the music artists themselves, such as Jarvis Cocker, Richard Hawley, The Kinks, The Flaming Lips and Stiff Little Fingers.
The Prodigy@the_prodigy pic.twitter.com/Q8PWB5vDfI
— Bands FC (@_Bands_FC) July 22, 2018
Bands F.C. became so successful that an exhibition was inevitable, and Liptrott and Fraser’s work has since been on display in venues such as The National Football Museum in Manchester, the iconic Salford Lads Club, and galleries and event spaces across the UK. They’ve even been to New York with their work. Perhaps a highlight in the project so far was a request to showcase at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall.
The Charlatans https://t.co/2ULlaENAjY pic.twitter.com/VgzdOj7RfA
— Bands FC (@_Bands_FC) August 1, 2018
Now Bands F.C. is coming to Dublin for its first Irish exhibition. Nick Fraser from Bands F.C. says: “We are so excited to be taking our Bands F.C. exhibition to Ireland – we’ve had so many requests. The fact that it’s at a brewery is an added bonus. After music, football and design, drinking responsibly is one of our favourite things.”
The addition of imaginatively designed football jerseys adds to every exhibition.
Our exhibition at @33OldhamStreet runs until the end of this month.
To celebrate there’s some Bands F.C. gifts at @PiccadillyRecs this morning. We’ve got postcards 👇for everyone and a free button badge with a tea or coffee pic.twitter.com/slnqz75oyU
— Bands FC (@_Bands_FC) March 4, 2019
The Dublin exhibition will run from October 9th – 20th and admission will be free.
Rascals HQ is located in Goldenbridge Estate, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, less than 15 minutes’ walk from Kilmainham Gaol and one minute from the Black Horse Luas stop.
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