Memories of Bass pop up in west Belfast
Echoes of a former brewery once based in west Belfast are being reawakened with a pop-up ‘wake house’ to remember its place in local heritage.
Artists, schoolchildren and former employees of the Bass Brewery have transformed a 10ft by 12ft temporary building into an historic Irish wake house, complete with memorabilia rescued from the Glen Road brewery which shut up shop in 2007.
The Brewery Wake House is an homage to the business, whose closure marked a “big loss for west Belfast”, according to Deirdre Mackel, arts programme manager with the Upper Springfield Development Trust.
Commenting on the depiction and recreation of Bass logos and beer bottle labels, Ms Mackel told the Irish News: “This Brewery’s Wake House is a temporary piece of public art inspired by these objects and indeed by the history and legacy of the brewery. We want to keep the memories alive.”