Pete McKee Sheffield: First look at new pictures ahead of Frank and Joy exhibition, based on Fagan's mural
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The new pictures show some of the characters which will feature in his most immersive exhibition to date, opening in Sheffield next month.
‘Frank & Joy: A Love Story’ opens in the city on November 4 at Trafalgar Warehouse. Audiences will follow the tale of two of the artist’s much-loved characters, Frank and Joy, who feature in ‘The Snog’.
Their story will take place in the setting of McKee’s imagined local pub, ‘The Buffer’s Rest’.
Pete said: "While the mural that serves as the inspiration for this exhibition is on the side of the very real Fagan’s in Sheffield, Frank & Joy’s story takes place in an imagined pub – The Buffer’s Rest.
"It’s my idea of the perfect pub. It’s located in the heart of the city where industry and housing meet. It’s a pub that encompasses all those fantastic things that make a great pub.
"It’s warm and cosy, it’s full of character (and characters!), the perfect place for a refreshing pint, and you’re welcomed by the perfect hosts: Babs and Terry."
As well as revealing the setting for the exhibition’s story, Pete has also this week unveiled a series of new characters who’ll be found at The Buffer’s Rest.
Pete said: "There’s a few odd characters in The Buffer's Rest, but the pub wouldn’t be the same without them. Everyone’s accepted for who they are. It’s a home from home. And that means more to some than others.
"We all know straight away when we walk into a pub if it’s the right one. We’ll smile inwardly at the prospect of a good pint and a decent spot to sit and enjoy our drink. On the other hand, we’ve all stepped inside a boozer and immediately felt like turning on our heels."
Tickets are priced at £7 (plus booking fees) for adults, and £5 (plus booking fees) for children (aged 12-18). Children under the age of 12 and assistant carers do not require a ticket but must visit with a full priced adult.
Log onto www.frankandjoy.co.uk to buy tickets