RAM Gallery

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RAM Gallery

Postby Bigjim » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:41 am

hi

I've heard a lot about this ram gallery but never been myself, but do you have to pay to have a look round? if so how much? and when is it generally open?

also does anyone know if those people in steel amour who beat the crap outta each other are back this year?

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Re: RAM Gallery

Postby Skippy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:54 am

Its free usually. When it's open is a complete mystery to me, I've been in twice (both times around 2/3 in the afternoon), but I've seen it shut quite a few times as well.

As for the combat guys, who knows? Hopefully.
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Re: RAM Gallery

Postby i0th » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:55 am

No you don't have to pay, think it's normall 12-6 each day but it'll say on the door (flap). They do close it if it's windy though. It's really worth checking out, I love all the old festival logo paintings that've been signed by artists playing each year, a quaility piece of bloodstock history.

Not seen anything mentioning the battle of the nations people, I do hope they're coming this year.
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Re: RAM Gallery

Postby MadManiac » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:28 pm

Yes this is a must see been in there twice my self. Its free to get in.

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Re: RAM Gallery

Postby CharlesDexterWard » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:57 pm

I went round the gallery in 2015 and 2016 and found it enjoyable and the artwork is very impressive.

It is also a good way to hide from the blazing sun for a wee while.
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Re: RAM Gallery

Postby houston4044 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:51 pm

It's free, the few staff they have in there seem to be there to answer queries (that i've seen anyway). I think it's worth a good look round, the Lemmy exhibit last year was very good. Plus it's a lot cooler in the gallery than it is outside so that's a bonus :lol:

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Re: RAM Gallery

Postby Bigjim » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:31 am

sounds good

it's a defo for my list of things to do, maybe during one or 2 songs into the KING 182 set

Watched battle of the nations first time last year, surprised how brutal it was

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Re: RAM Gallery

Postby robin8585 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:45 pm

Bigjim wrote:sounds good

it's a defo for my list of things to do, maybe during one or 2 songs into the KING 182 set

Watched battle of the nations first time last year, surprised how brutal it was


I was too. I've seen battle re-enactments before and they've always been quite lame affairs, so I totally ignored it until last year when I heard the noise they were making. Those guys really beat each other up, certainly going to be watching them again if they're there.

You should certainly make time for the gallery. It's only a little place, so it won't take up much of your day, you can easily do the whole thing between mainstage bands.

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Re: RAM Gallery

Postby i0th » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:16 pm

I used to work with a guy from a different group but they were also the kind that are seriously whacking each other with their weapons, it's bloody entertaining.
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