Big Shop Friday
Blackened Sun Brewing Company

In 2019 Big Shop Friday and Blackened Sun Brewing Company organised four artist in residencies in the brewery’s taproom.

WALL was a three month ‘wall’ residency project that provided artists with the opportunity to install a piece of work on a wall at Blackened Sun’s taproom based in Stacey Bushes, Milton Keynes. Each residency gave opportunities to a range of artists for three months in a public venue engaging 1000s of locals.

WALL was about supporting local independents. Whether that’s art, beer, food or music. Working in collaboration like this helps build audiences, bridges and hopefully new opportunities to help grow business and creative practice.

WALL was supported by funding from MK Community Foundation and beer mats by


Big Shop Friday is an artist-run organisation bringing together a number of creatives across a range of disciplines. We plan occasional events pooled from a collective of contacts and specialisms, and look to connect with inspiring people from all over.

Blackened Sun Brewing Company Ltd is a brewery based at 3 Heathfield, Stacey Bushes, Milton Keynes. We are all about creativity, skill and precision, only using the best ingredients crammed full of flavour and passion. Our beers are neither fined, filtered or pasteurised, they are left to mature and condition naturally to create a fuller flavour.

Established in September 2017 by Gary and Sharon Morse, all our beers are based on our love of Belgian yeast. Our styles are not traditional Belgian beers, they are hybrid styles we have created (some more traditional than others). For us it's all about big flavours to produce balanced beers. We also brew a range of seasonal beers (Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn) reflecting the relevant seasons.

The taproom consists of 6 keg lines showcasing not only our own beer but other smaller craft breweries from around the UK.  We would like to introduce our customers to new beers that are not currently available in our area. We will also extend the range with bottles and cans from our favourite European, American and UK breweries.