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Playing Bingo

I never thought it would come to this. But there we were, last night, trying to keep up with Mrs Boyes, the fastest bingo caller in the known world. Not easy when she is accompanied by a percussionist/disruption artist with a full set of drums.

The event was, ostensibly, an exhibition of photographs set around a working man’s club in a district of York. The photographer, Chris Coekin’s, opening, was hosted at the Music Research Centre of the University of York.

Free beer and memorable, though not distinguished, sandwiches.

2 Responses to “Playing Bingo”

  1. I just Googled in on this looking fir something else. What a strange artwork that must have been! Having a drummer in attendance might be just the gimmick for the Bingo Caller Of The Year competition this weekend. I can’t see that one going down too well at the local Gala Bingo though! Are there plans for this to be performed again? 🙂

    jb says: This is Yorkshire, David. Anything could happen.

  2. Bingotastic says:

    Just stumbled across this page looking up bingo stuff online and thought i would drop a quick comment. That sounds absolutely crazy if i am being honest, i have seen a lot of things in my time but have never seen anyone go mental on the drums next to a bingo caller. Would have most definitely been an interesting evening, it’s a shame more stuff like that doesn’t happen around here. Would definitely get me down to my nearest bingo hall a bit more often.

    Cool post, thanks!