Yesterday, I attended Upfest Festival in Bristol’s Bedminster and Southville. Its Europe’s largest, free street art and graffiti festival – with over 250 leading artists demonstrating their formidable skills. The artists have travelled from twenty-five countries, and across the UK, to paint live on 30,000 square foot of surfaces in front of 25,000 visitors. It … Continue reading Upfest Bristol 2015 – A Photo Update
Ever wanted to walk among the clouds? Well now’s your chance – quite literally! For the next two weeks, Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog Bridge is at Bristol Harbourside, and offers participants the opportunity to walk amongst the fog, suspended over the swirling waters below. It celebrates Bristol’s new status as European Green Capital, as well as … Continue reading Bristol Fog Bridge – with Fujiko Nakaya
An evening full of folklore, fun and festivities. Earlier on in the week, I attended a story telling event, themed around 'folklore and festivals' at the Crofters Rights (Stokes Croft, Bristol). It was a thoroughly entertaining - and pleasantly unexpected evening. The night is ran and compèred by Will and Shonette, who together ensured a relaxed … Continue reading Let Me Tell You a Story Jack! – Storytelling in Bristol
Really fun Bristol project, check it out – and help out if you can!
Regular readers will remember reading about an incredible woolly project being run in my town of Bristol, by art shop Paper Village called BrisWool.
The ambition was to re-create a model of Bristol and all it’s iconic landmarks such as the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the SS Great Britain and the Balloon Festival entirely out of knit, crochet and needlefelt. The initial idea was proposed by Alison Pigeon , a customer of Paper Village and has been led by artist Vicky Harrison, Director of Paper Village Arts and has engaged people across the city.
Over 90 people across the city have been involved and has relied on mostly on donations of wool and volunteer effort.
Local film director, Matt Freeth is making City of BRISWOOL the film, a short insightful documentary about Bristol, it’s people, it’s sounds and knitting.
The model will be displayed in Paper Village at 200 North street…
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