These events work - By Pete McKee
• Pete McKee announces a series of events in home town of Sheffield to run alongside new exhibition This Class Works
• Events to include working men’s club night, historical walking tour of Sheffield and screening of ‘The Spirit of 45’ by Ken Loach
• Limited number of tickets go on sale Friday 27 April at 10am from www.thisclassworks.com
As part of Pete McKee’s biggest exhibition to date he is pleased to announce a selection of additional events outside the exhibition space at Burton Road which will complement the show. These include a tribute to a working men’s club, a film night at the Showroom cinema and a historical walking tour of Sheffield’s working class past. Tickets are extremely limited for each of these events and go on sale this Friday at 10am from www.thisclassworks.com.
Clubland – Pete McKee presents a tribute to a working men’s club night
Crookes Social Club, Sheffield
Sunday 15 July, 18:00
The weekly turn at the local WMC is becoming a thing of the past with the decline of industry the same has happened to clubland. For one night only Pete McKee will be opening the doors to Crookes Social Club in Sheffield for an evening of entertainment celebrating this golden age of night life.
The bill for the evening includes Pete’s own band, The Everly Pregnant Brothers. Masters of the ukulele and known for much-loved classics “No Oven No Pie” and “Chip Pan”, the band have played festivals around the UK and have sold-out shows at the Sheffield Lyceum and London’s 100-Club.
Watch the hilarious video for ‘Chip Pan’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWFH1Y0WocI
Other acts on the night include Compere Barbra Nice, Magician Steve Faulkner and a very special surprise guest to be announced. Alongside these amazing acts will be Bingo and a Meat Raffle.
This one off event takes place at Crookes Social Club in Sheffield on Sunday 15th July at 18:00. Tickets are £20 which also include a special limited edition McKee print to commemorate the event.
This event is for ages 18+ only. Line-up subject to change
The Works Tour – A historical walking tour of Sheffield
Meet at 92 Burton Road, Sheffield
Saturday 28 July, 11:00
Brought to you in association with ‘Sheffield Walking Tours’ The Works Tour is an exciting journey to explore Sheffield’s own riverside secret island, where working class men and women toiled for long hours to create the metal goods and steel which created the reputation of the Steel City. See historical factories, industrial machinery and the dynamic post-industrial revitalisation and transformation of the area into Sheffield’s cutting edge residential, cultural, food and beer district.
This special 90 minute walking tour leaves from the exhibition venue at 92 Burton Road on Saturday 28th July at 11am. Tickets are £10 and also include entry to the exhibition afterward.
The Spirit of 45 – A Film by Ken Loach
The Showroom cinema, Sheffield
Tuesday 17 July
1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society. The spirit of the age was to be our brother’s and our sister’s keeper. Director Ken Loach has used film from Britain’s regional and national archives, alongside sound recordings and contemporary interviews to create a rich political and social narrative. The Spirit of ‘45 hopes to illuminate and celebrate a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK, the impact of which endured for many years and which may yet be rediscovered today.
This screening will take place at The Showroom in Sheffield on Tuesday 17th July. Tickets are priced at £9.
These three events are part of Pete McKee’s latest exhibition ‘This Class Works’ an exploration and celebration of the working class. Showing at 92 Burton Road in Sheffield from 14th – 29th July. Please visit www.thisclassworks.com for further information and booking.