Will The Last Person To Leave The 20th Century Please Turn Out The Lights?

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The Retro Bar at The End of The Universe have temporarily taken over a disused pub in Baildon.

The pub is now an on-going project space to experiment and test out new concepts. We would like to invite you to come along between the 3rd and 8th of July and share your thoughts and ideas.

See below for listed dates and events that are taking place at The Retro Bar, Baildon:

View upon request (see below for contact details)
Monday July 3
Tuesday July 4
Wednesday July 5

Opening evening and informal symposium
Thursday July 6 | 6pm – 11pm

The informal symposium is an opportunity for participants to raise thoughts and generate discussion on any topic they wish, it really is a free for all. There will be a few planned informal talks to kick things off. However, all are welcome to come along and join the conversation. Refreshments will be available.

Open exhibition
Friday July 7 | 6pm – 11pm
Saturday July 8 | 10am – 5pm

– Parking available
– Refreshments will be available on the opening nights
– No disabled facilities available due to the state of the space


Poster Will The Last Person To Leave The 20th Century Please Turn Out The Lights?The Little Blue Orange
30 Otley Road
BD17 7QA
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We are a 10 minute walk from Baildon train station
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“This is Nowhere …and it’s forever…” The world is spinning feverishly, yet is also static, stuck. Things happen, yet nothing actually seems to be happening. We are an artist-led collective. Our aim is to create a place to experiment and generate new thoughts and ideas in order to deconstruct the state of play. We are a nomadic collective without a fixed location, often appearing in temporary spaces. Sustained conversation and forms of collective dialogue are at the heart of our ethos.

John Wright, a research-led curator and PhD student in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, has been involved with The Retro Bar at The End of The Universe since its creation in 2014.


e: retrobaruniverse@gmail.com
w: retrobarattheendofuniverse.wordpress.com

This project has been made possible by help from Skippko and their Blank Canvas scheme.

Image: John Ledger, installation view. Photograph courtesy of John Wright.