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Black Dog Ballroom’s Bruce Immortalised in 6ft x 4ft Mark Kennedy Mosaic

By Lee Isherwood | Last updated 29 May 2012

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Black Dog Ballroom’s Bruce Immortalised in Mark Kennedy Mosaic

Last night the first of the greatly anticipated Mark Kennedy Northern Quarter mosaics was unveiled in it’s new home at late night hangout, Black Dog Ballroom.

The 6ft x 4ft mosaic, which Mark spent a month and a half creating, is of the Black Dog Ballroom’s mascot Bruce, a Patterdale terrier, and was commissioned by the bar’s owners Ross Mackenzie and Jobe Ferguson.

Famous Manchester mosaicist Mark is a huge fan of Bruce and described him as the ‘perfect muse’. He went on to say: “I’m really happy that Bruce is the first of the new mosaics, it’s a really heartfelt piece as I love dogs and especially Bruce. It’s been really enjoyable to create and I can’t wait to see it in its new home.”

Ross Mackenzie and Jobe Ferguson, owners of Black Dog Ballroom, comment: “We’re delighted with the piece and love that Bruce is being recognised as a true Northern Quarter icon.”
The Black Dog Ballroom brings the experience of a downtown New York speakeasy bar to the heart of Manchester with 4 pool tables, a members only private room policed with a pin code, luscious cocktail lists and pizzas and burgers served til 1am every night.

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