'A Human Jukebox'
Just like a real jukebox, people simply put a coin in a slot and make their selection. Unlike a normal jukebox, instead of getting a recording you get a live performance from one of the regular performers from the Poppy Folk Club.
How it startedIn 2012 The Lady Bay Arts Festival was held on the weekend of 19th/20th May, and the Poppy Folk Club was asked if we would like to participate in some way within this event. This weekend was also the first anniversary of the club, and we had planned a series of concerts on the Sunday. For the Saturday, we came up with the idea for an arts installation: A Human Jukebox. Local artist Rod Bailey designed and constructed the jukebox for us. The idea was that each performer would write out a list of songs or tunes that they could perform, and would give each one a number. Visitors to the festival then put a coin in a slot and chose a number. The person inside the jukebox then performed that song for them. All proceeds were given to the Notts Wildlife Trust.
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