Location: Band on the Wall
Designer: David Lowther, cafe manager & artist - www.nexusartcafe.com
Location Notes: This great venue is another staple of the Manchester nighttime scene. It is currently not-for-profit and run by the registered charity Inner City Music, which provides education to the local community and schools as well as hosting superb music in its legendary setting. However, its history shows it existing since the 1850s and possibly earlier and being a music venue since the 1930s!
Shrine Notes: The impact that music makes to a particular space is demonstrated in this shrine. Music transforms space from a dormant entity to a living being. Music is often used to bridge the gap between the spiritual and the secular and for some is a spiritual experience in itself. As you reflect on this shrine, remember the music you have heard in this place and how it has touched your inner soul.
Designer Notes: I have used this shrine to express a meeting point between different mediums. Carols are a meeting between traditional approaches to Christmas and a diverse culture that still includes them in many aspects of modern life.
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