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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 May, 2005, 13:50 GMT 14:50 UK
Pub crawl to become live art work
Man drinking beer
People taking part in the pub crawl will discuss art over their pint
An artist is organising a pub crawl with as many people as he can get to take part - all in the name of art.

Barrie J Davies, 27, has emailed more than 900 people inviting them to the event in Cardiff, to share ideas about art and for him to take photographs.

The pub crawl is designed to be a 'live' conceptual art work.

Mr Davies said he thought up the idea after discussing works of art with friends in the pub, following visits to exhibitions.

He said that he was inspired to organise the event to get people together to talk about art and ideas.

"Ideas can be pieces of artwork," he said.

"It is a conceptual artwork - it's about getting people together to talk about art."

Mr Davies, who lives in Cardiff, said that although the ideas discussed by the drinkers were "art" he also planned to take photographs of the event as well.

The crawl on 27 May starts in City Road in Cardiff - an area with a high student population - but Mr Davies said it was open to everybody.

"Ideas are the beginning of any art work - this is somewhere where people can talk about their ideas," he said.

"There are quite a few pubs along City Road and we will probably end up in town at the end of the night."

But for anyone thinking that there will be free beer on the pub crawl, Mr Davies had this message:

"I'm not buying the drinks, they buy their own!"




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