Students celebrate Bristol's graffiti and street art culture

Issue date: 14 November 2008


A celebration of Bristol's grafitti and street art culture Not just Banksy
A celebration of Bristol's graffiti and street art culture

Monday 17 November
UWE Frenchay Campus, Bristol.
Live outdoor painting: 12.00 to 17.30 – Escape Bar Patio.
Live indoor painting and talks from 17.30 – Red Bar
Free Entry

The University of the West of England Students' Union will host a celebration of Bristol's street art culture on Monday 17 November.

The event will feature live painting from Bristol and UWE artists, talks from artist and author Felix Braun and the People's Republic of Stokes Croft and showing of Bristol based documentary Tags to Riches.

Bristol's graffiti and street art history spans 25 years and has produced many successful artists most notably Banksy. Find out more about the artists and the scene that has made Bristol's street art world famous at this special event.

Inspired by the unique and colourful graffiti scene of Bristol the event features Inkie, one of the UK's leading street artists and identified as Banksy's partner in crime, also emerging UWE artists such as Kitt, Stove and Tribe One. Live painting will take place during the afternoon and evening and students will have the opportunity to learn how to stencil and witness large scale paintings taking shape.

In the evening artist and author Felix Braun will be giving students a sneak peak of his new book, Children of the Can – 25 years of Bristol Graffiti and street art campaign group the People's Republic of Stokes croft will be talking about their efforts to preserve the street art of the Stokes Croft area of Bristol.

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