Lord Biro’s sketches catch the eye of city-centre shoppers

A SKETCH of Teddy Boys in Bulwell
A SKETCH of Teddy Boys in Bulwell

DRAWINGS of the poet Lord Byron and a teddy boy gang in Bulwell in the 1950s are highlights of a unique art-show in Nottingham.

More than 50 works, created by former Bulwell man Dave Bishop, can be seen in windows in the West End Arcade, off Angel Row.

Lord Biro Show 2

Lord Biro Show 2

Subjects range from sacked Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies to undercover cops, the wedding of Labour leader Ed Miliband and a plaque on a house in Sneinton that claims Marilyn Monroe once stayed there.

But the drawings of local interest are that of Byron, who is buried at Hucknall Parish Church, and the group of teddy boys stood outside Bulwell pubs, including the now-closed Horse And Jockey and Scots Grey.

The exhibition started last month and is running until next Monday (July 4).

Dave (67), who goes under the name Lord Biro, has been sketching and drawing for 15 years and is completely self-taught.

His pieces are often satirical and have featured in national newspapers.

Dave delivered bread to Hucknall for the Blanchard’s Bakery in his younger days.

The Elvis Presley fanatic is also the leader of a political party, called the Church Of The Militant Elvis Party. He has even stood as a candidate in two General Elections.

n OUR PHOTOS show Dave’s sketches of Byron and the Bulwell teddy boys.