Trashed on Cider - Jarvis Cocker

Trashed on cider

Within these walls

the future may be

being forged

Or maybe

Jez is getting trashed

on cider

But when you melt

you become the shape

of your surroundings:

Your horizons

become wider.

Don’t they teach

you no brains

at that school?

by Jarvis Cocker

For the past 11 years the Off the Shelf Festival of Writing and Reading, working with Public Art Consultant Paul Swales, has commissioned writers to create text for pieces of public art. This innovative ongoing project is called Text and the City. A variety of projects have been realised within this project and Sheffield now has a large number of public poems mounted onto buildings across Sheffield.

Jarvis Branson Cocker is an English musician, singer-songwriter, actor, voice actor, radio presenter, and music video director. He is known for being the frontman for the band Pulp. Through his work with the band, he became a figurehead of Britpop genre of the mid-1990s. Arguably Sheffield’s most famous son.