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'Pub Life' photography competition exhibition now open!


A unique exhibition of photography showing the best of Britain’s pubs is now open. The Pub Life Exhibition, the results of a photo competition run by the British Beer & Pub Association with Idea Generation, is now running in the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, until 23rd May.

A selection of images depict the best of Britain’s beloved locals, and help celebrate a great British institution in a truly unique gallery space in the Old Truman Brewery.

Regulars, amateurs and professionals have entered images from their local pub across six distinct categories. The winners are receiving Olympus cameras and along with shortlisted entries, are of course on display at the Pub Life exhibition.

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds OBE says:

“The Pub Life Exhibition is a real celebration of life in Britain’s locals. Great photographs are all about people, and there is no better place to capture this than in the Great British pub - where bringing people together, enjoying the company of others, good conversation, and of course a wonderful glass of beer, have produced some truly great photos. Many thanks to all those who entered and congratulations to the winners.”

Notes to editors:

Pub Life Exhibition, Dray Walk Gallery, The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane

Opening hours:

Tues 17th May to Friday 20th May – 1pm until 8pm,

Saturday 21st - 11am until 8pm

Sunday 22nd May – 11am until 6pm


The six ‘Pub Life’ categories are:

Pub Life: The image that truly represents the essence of life in the modern pub

The Sun’s The Beautiful Game: An image that depicts sportsmanship within the local pub

Strange But True: An image that portrays the bizarre nature of the local pub

The Regulars: This could be a Landlord, or regular figure or feature of your local pub

Pub With A View: An incredible landscape outside or through a fireside window

Lazy Sunday: The quintessential English social activity; spent with great friends and a roas

The Old Truman Brewery, East London's revolutionary arts and media quarter, is home to a hive of creative businesses as well as exclusively independent shops, galleries, markets, bars and restaurants. For fifteen years the Old Truman Brewery has been regenerating its ten acres of vacant and derelict buildings into spectacular office, retail, leisure and event spaces. The finely tuned mix of business and leisure has created an environment unique in London, making the Old Truman Brewery a destination in its own right.


For further information contact:

Neil Williams
Head of Media
Tel: 020 7627 9156 / 07974 249 779

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