On the 12th June a graffiti artist was detained by police in St Werburghs for painting in the Mina Road Tunnel. Anyone who knows the area would probably be surprised to hear this- the tunnel has been one of the few tolerated (if not officially sanctioned) painting spots in the city for more than a decade.
With venues closed and performances socially distanced at best, some Bristol cultural hubs have been turning to alternative ways to reach their audiences. Are we witnessing the birth of a new culture of Bristol community led media?
Open call for artists, performers, musicians, workshop leaders and creatives who want to be involved in our monthly arts fair, featuring an exhibition, market, activities, performance etc. See The People’s Art Fair for details of how to get involved. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.
Maryem talks about the threat to our vibrant local culture.
Art! Music! Creativity! Our monthly arts fair, featuring an exhibition, market, activities, music, performance etc. Art fair, activities & exhibition – Saturday 12-6pm & Sunday 12-3pm. Live music & exhibition – Saturday 6-9pm.
Come get loved up at PRSC with an arts fair celebrating the beautiful diversity of 21st century love, featuring original artwork, performances, market stalls and creative activities. Free entry! Art exhibition opening and live music 6-9pm Friday 14th February. Art show and creative market 12-6pm Saturday 15th February.
Henry Palmer grew up in the ward of Easton between 1998-2010. Back then, the European Commission classed it one of the most deprived wards in the south west of England. When returning to Bristol in 2016, however, Henry was shocked to hear his old area being described as ‘up-and-coming’. Exploring why and what this meant led him to write a book on the gentrification of Bristol. The book explores its financial and cultural consequences, points to real culprits deserving of our focus, and puts forth solutions in the form of Central government policy change and the need for understanding.
Throughout July, we walked the streets of Bristol together, guiding young people to create images of how they view the city. Capturing the urban landscape, the group then worked together to create a mural through stencil graffiti art and mixed media. Come see Bristol through young eyes, gaining a new perspective of the city we love.