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A Mass Observation Field Trip

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38 Calton HIll

Edinburgh

EH7 5AA

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A Mass Observation Field Trip

October 77 October 2017, 3:30pm

Meet at Collective, Calton Hill, 3.30pm

Free, drinks not included


The Pub and the People, a Mass Observation study from 1938 was compiled from reports made by anonymous observers, drinking in pubs and submitting their findings on every aspect of pub life. The reports covered, amongst other things, the types of beer most popular with different kinds of drinkers; social attitudes towards drunkenness; what types of pot plants were likely to occur in each type of drinking establishment and the startled reaction of a bartender to an order of ‘two small ports’.

As part of The Last Hour!, you are invited to join artists Lloyd and Wilson in carrying out some Mass Observation in Edinburgh’s pubs. After an initial introduction to The Pub and the People and the Mass Observation experiment, observers will receive a set of prompts and questions before splitting off into small groups, each visiting a different set of pubs within a short walk from Calton Hill to make observations and record them. All observers will then regroup in one of the larger pubs to share their findings, which will also become the basis of a subsequent discussion in the gallery on 21 October 2017.


Image credit: Christopher Rountree, PCO RC, 'No.42', photograph.

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