If you’ve ever driven into Sheffield from the M1, you’ll be familiar with the Tinsley Cooling Towers – a piece of industrial landscape that’s become one of the city’s most famous landmarks. For now at least.
You see, the owners want to demolish them, while the good guys (headed up by Go, supported by Channel 4) want to turn it into an open art space. Demolition is certainly looking the most likely option, so to win hearts and minds, Go is opening a shop for Cooling Towers-related merchandise.
A range of artists/designers have contributed work, including Kid Acne,
Phlegm, Syd & Mallorys, Royal Stock, Conway & Young and People
Will Always Need Plates – who have designed this limited edition
Cooling Towers plate.
Just 100 available, which will be sold in the Cooling Towers
Collectibles shop. The shop (at Millennium Galleries, Arundel Gate,
Sheffield) opens on Saturday 12th April 2008, and runs for two weeks
from 9-5 every day (11 on Sundays). Do your bit for the towers – and
bag a future collectible too.