15 – 24 July 2021
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Welcome to The Yorkshire Square!
Modelled on the dimensions of the unique fermenting vessel made famous by Tetley’s Brewery, The Yorkshire Square has been reimagined as a four sided Pop-up-Pub serving brews and views from across Leeds.
A ferment of connections, conversations and experiences, The Yorkshire Square invites you to interactively explore the idea that the Pub of the future has many faces.
Pick from a menu of tap talks and heritage tours from guest presenters, self-guided trails, podcasts and family activities. Meet some of the faces behind todays social spaces, and help create tomorrows heritage by adding your opinions and views to the brew.
The unprecedented closure of the UK’s already endangered Pubs as part of 2020’s lockdown has highlighted both the fragility and the importance of the Public House. From mediated social hub to traditional pub, discover the many faces of the Pub of the future in The Yorkshire Square!
Since 2017 Katie Etheridge and Simon Persighetti (Small Acts) have been working with Leeds brewers, publicans, campaigners and individuals to explore the future of social landscapes by investigating the enduring role of Pubs as places of community, intergenerational exchange, entertainment, (hi)story telling and activism. The Yorkshire Square is the culmination of this work shining a spotlight on the relationships between pubs, people and places