Saturday, March 31, 2012

Miss Haberdash at Valerie's Cafe....

Bury, Market Street, Postcard
In the 1960s my godmother Valerie opened a cafe on Bury market, it's still there.

A life size reproduction now stands in the Hayward Gallery, London, the work of Turner prize winning artist Jeremy Deller. Just as I remember, from the chipped formica tables to the menu of teacakes and crumpets. It's a trip! His retrospective exhibition Joy in People examines society and British culture from the Miners' strike to the Manic Street Preachers. You also get a mug of freshly brewed tea, Valerie is chuffed.

Valerie's at the Hayward Gallery 2012

1 comment:

  1. Oh that is so cool. Wonderful and special. Such a trip (as you say)
    I love the signage. Awesome.