“Envisions” by GaiaNova & United VJs
York Castle Museum (north building),
Eye of York
26th-29th October, 6.30pm-10pm
Envisions is an original and exciting artistic creation that will bring the north façade of the Castle Museum to life using Video Projection Mapping. The work will be inspired by the former life of the 18th century building as a women’s prison and York’s rich and diverse history. Whispers from our ancestors and echoes from the people of York combine with up to the minute projection technologies and a specially developed soundtrack to create a startling and colourful journey through the city’s past.
Video Projection Mapping is the projection of 3D motion graphics in real-time onto the surface of a building or structure. The result is visually stunning as the exterior of the building will appear to come alive with animated forms, transforming into a dynamic construction. Combining the visual style of several different artists, ”Envisions” will provide the audience with a journey through local history. There will be moments of suspense, explosions and thrilling falls, as the building appears to come to life in front of the viewer. To see an example of past video projection mapping projects by United VJs visit http://www.unitedvjs.com.br/videomapping
To realise this project, the international artists United VJs will collaborate with UK based video projection design specialists GaiaNova Productions, who have been responsible for delivering many large-scale outdoor video art installations across the globe, including the 2009 Illuminating York Festival.
Envisions has been produced with the kind support of QED Productions.
Check out the website http://illuminatingyork.org.uk/the-main-event/
As expected we didn't win the award for Best Pub in Yorkshire and unfortunately no York businesses won any of the 16 tourism awards. The award ceremony was very formal, very large and in Doncaster. The beers on the tables disappointed - Black Sheep Ale and Timothy Taylors landlord. Hopefully next time they will support some of the great new craft breweries producing spectacular Yorkshire beers. We did exceedingly well to make the short-list as we are just a room above an off-license with no kitchen! The staff here at the Madness will continue to work extremely hard to provide you with the best service, food and drinks available and hopefully we will raise our game to try to obtain the award for next year, so keep coming in and enjoying the atmosphere. We have sourced local venison, pheasant and rabbit for our forthcoming Winter menu, all will be sold at our affordable pub prices. Today we are sampling our game and christmas pies, so if you're in town come and try one. Thanks to all your support and we look forward to serving you soon.
House of the Trembling Madness is short listed for the Yorkshire Pub of the Year. We will be York's only pub entry and competition is tough. We offer honest food, quality beer, no square plates, no balsamic drizzles, no space and no table service. So it's up to the judges to decide wish way the pub award goes - gastro or madness? We're in favour of pubs selling good food at real day to day affordable prices not restaurant prices. Thanks to visit york for all their support and also awarding us pub of the year in York. Please find more details of the white rose awards here.
BPA is brewed with 5 specialty malts and generously- though not excessively -hopped
with three hops: Columbus for bittering, three additions of Celeia for aroma, then
dry-hopped with Cascade. Copper-golden in color with entrancing effervescence, BPA forms a substantial, fluffy white head, giving off aromas of tropical fruit and citrus. It's an American Pale with classic Belgian roots, BPA is exceedingly refreshing and well-balanced. BPA lends itself to a wide array of food pairings; seamlessly with lighter fare such as a madness salad and locally made cheeses and meats with spicy pickles, and never forget about your madness burgers and grilled sausages! Enjoy, and let us know what you think! For our other draught beers please see http://www.tremblingmadness.co.uk/menu.html
From October Beers with an ABV above 7.5 per cent will face 25% extra tax as part of the government’s plans to tackle alcohol related misuse.
They are completely toothless in the face of the real roots of alcohol abuse. The new law is completely unfair: If beer duty is to rise, it should rise uniformly.
Instead our business is handicapped in the market place for trying to elevate the status of beer in the UK.
The ABV of a beer has nothing to do with whether it inspires irresponsible drinking and to think otherwise is short-sighted. There is a culture of quantity over quality in the UK beer market; consumers are able to buy mountains of mainstream, 5-6%ABV beer for very little money and this is the kernel of the problem in the UK. Higher alcohol beers, in the main, tend to be more exciting artisanal beers that elevate beer above its current station in Britain and increase awareness of great craft beer.
At present, beer is seen as something you chug down in pints with the sole intention of getting drunk rather than savouring it. To think people consume higher alcohol beers in the same way as a pint of fizzy yellow lager is nothing short of archaic. Penalising those trying to redefine beer, rather than those breweries marketing their beer to be sold in large volumes and at low cost, is just backward thinking. There is now a huge disincentive for a customer to buy a quality craft beer and consequently is much more likely to buy a much larger volume of discount beer instead. There has been a huge growth in UK craft microbreweries in the past year and you would have thought that the government would have wanted to keep that going. There's over 700 UK breweries of which 90% are craft breweries producing artisan beers.
Within our retail business we sell over 600 ales, nearly half are over 7.5% abv. and we don't have any binge drinking clientele? Unfortunately 25% on the price of all those beers will probably mean they will no longer sell very well and our business will no doubt suffer, whereas the supermarkets will benefit as they don't sell those craft beers. Very disappointed, all in all, not a good day to be a beer drinker (or producer).
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