Known for its unorthodox style of events, Liverpool’s Camp and Furnace has come up with alternative way to celebrate Valentine’s Day – by destroying pictures of your ex.
The ‘Burn Your Ex – Anti-Valentine’s Disco’ takes place at Greenland Street on Saturday 17th February, and will feature tongue-in-cheek burning ceremonies, where event-goers can bring along a photo of an ex-partner, shout ‘I’m over it!’ and cast it into the flames of the original Edwardian furnace, from which the venue takes its name.
To help with the heart-ache, there’s a free ‘Over it’ shot for the first fifty people that bring photos with them to burn. As well as the ceremonies they’ll be a confessional booth where clubbers can confess their darkest secrets and stories to the event’s judgemental ‘priest,’ plus a wall of shame where toe-curling shaming stories can be left, as well as a punch bag for venting any deep-rooted frustrations.
Music at the event comes from DJs, and the resident Furnace Band, who’ll be playing all the appropriate break-up tracks including ‘Shout Out To My Ex,’ ‘All The Single Ladies’ and the ultimate anti-Valentine’s anthem ‘I Will Survive.’
A Camp and Furnace spokesperson commented:
“It sounds like we’re being a bit grumpy, but we’re all a bit fed up with the sugary-sweet side to Valentine’s, and thought it was the perfect opportunity for people to demonstrate that they were over a past relationship.
We’ve all cut an ex’s head out of photograph – wishing to forget them, so we’ve gone one step further by putting on a night that celebrates being ‘over it’ and getting on with your life.”
Tickets to the Anti-Valentine’s Disco at 10.00pm on Saturday 17th February are priced at £3-5 (+fee) and available from Skiddle here.