David Thomas’ directions to The Shed.
“Brawby is a bend in the road.
Drive north of York.
Follow any road narrower
than your vehicle’s wheelbase.
Arrive at the Middle of Nowhere
and look around.
You can’t miss it.
Think of all the desperate,
lost journeys thru the night,
fans trying to find the place: showtime approaching
and passing inexorably,
how privileged to find yourself
The venue is the village hall.
The village hall is the size
of a garden shed with pretentions.
Outside is coal fire smoke in the pitch
black night, and,
at the center of Great Nowhereness,
Inside is a Unique Event waiting to happen.
I’d like to make the following points:
1. Fish & chips can only be found north of the Humber.
2. The Shed is the best venue in England.”