/ John Redhead...Portrait of the artist in today's Guardian
This is being refused because it is all in upper case? It clearly isn't
"It was during this time in Liverpool that he made a celebrated ascent of the tower of the city's Anglican cathedral. A solo ascent which he named 'The Apostles', was carried out as a piece of performance art to complement an exhibition inside the cathedral, Music of Decline, first shown in Liverpool Cathedral for a Granada TV arts show. "
I was the cameraman that filmed this, during his ascent he accidently broke off a finger of one of the 12 apostles, we edited that bit out :-)
He did this while living in Liverpool near bold street, I have a vid of him climbing the outside of his place , e 9 I think the film was called.
Op, Good article
I protested and said I didn't have any boots, it's ok you can borrow mine he said, I asked him how hard it was, Oh it's only about 6a!
Great in front of all my mates and colleagues, let alone the crowds, I now had to climb the route in borrowed boots.
Fortunately I did it , to great applause from the crowd, John was laughing like a maniac when I was lowered down.
I have other John stories too :-)
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