15th - 24th July
Following on from the very critical success of their Elephant Man Tours historical walking tours project, artists Rich Wilson and Adam Latham have turned their back on tourism and turned their busy minds to the business of opening a DEPARTMENT STORE.
For ten days visitors and customers alike will be able to peruse over three floors of a mid-renovation Georgian townhouse full to brimming with luxury, semi-luxury and affordable consumer items. From squirrel flippers to umbrella trees, sock scarves to shell spoons; everything, as they say, is under one roof.
On the top floor they launch their dazzling new clothing label 'Trendy Boy.com', a collection that has already inspired one Japanese fashion expert to buy everything they had on their stall. On the first floor there's Homeware, and on the ground floor a well-stocked gift shop with all the toys, gadgets, musical instruments and tropical paraphernalia that fans of their online shop have come to view as essential to a happy life in the modern world.
22nd & 23rd July, 12-9pm.
As if that wasn't all just about enough, on Friday and Saturday the following week a two-day performance takes place in the disused shop at the front bottom of the building. The performance is called GUTBUSTERS, the empty shop will be transformed into a beautiful rustic looking working café, serving delicious, often inedible delicacies that will make your eyes water and your mouth cry with joy.
Staffed by an as yet unconfirmed rota of laconic, gauche and pugnacious indie bands (TBA), tired shoppers can treat themselves to a whole gastroparesis of poetically confused dishes.
For a sample menu please go to http://elephantmantours.com/cafe.php, the café will be open from 11am to 8pm on both days, please come at different times as tables are limited. To apply for any waiting/waitressing jobs, please send contact details and a picture of your band to firstname.lastname@example.org.