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The Thompson Brothers on Banksy, Rock City and Cricket

2 November 20 interview: LeftLion

Nottingham's most opinionated grocers on...

Notts Outlaws Win T20 Cricket
Well, it’s nice to see that one of our sports teams is capable of winning something. We went to see the Twenty20 a couple of years ago. Our friend Mr Morris asked us to go along when they were playing Yorkshire. It’s an excellent sport to drink to; whoever invented it is a genius. They had some lovely IPA on and the match only lasted for 3-4 hours.

Banksy Visits Nottingham
We saw that on the news. Has anyone ever seen this bloke? How come no-one knows who he is if he’s out painting things on the streets all the time? Anyway, this isn’t really our thing  – we don’t do art. We went to the Tate once and the best bit for us was the café. We do believe art is good for people and it should be subsidised. We just don’t like it ourselves.

Rock City Turns Forty Next Month
We went all those years back when it was Heart of the Midlands. Who did we see there? Was it Gerry and the Pacemakers? We’ve seen a lot of classic bands there since too: Whitesnake, REO Speedwagon, Echo and the Bunnymen, Bay City Rollers, Thin Lizzy, Judie Tzuke, John Spencer Blues Explosion. It’s sad that it’s closed for its birthday, but we look forward to going again when it’s back next year.

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