See No Evil
Street Art this weekend - glorious stuff.
The event sees street artist Inkie, who emerged out of Bristol's 80's graffiti scene (One of Banksy's mates, basically), teaming up with Bristol music promoters Team Love in association with Bristol City Council to bring a week of street art finishing with a weekend of club nights and street events.
Nelson Street (the boring one in the middle of Broadmead with a bank and a couple of high rise blocks) will be adorned by artwork from some of the world's leading street artists.
New York based muralists, Tats Cru and LA artist El Mac will join artists from Holland, Spain, Brazil and the UK, each bringing their completely unique styles to Bristol.
Organisers have said that it will feature some of the largest individual pieces of art in the world.
Work will begin on Nelson Street on August 14, with events running from Thursday 18 to Saturday 20.
And it's not just for graffiti nerds. From a daytime block party on Nelson Street featuring DJs Gregg Wilson and DJ Milo to three free after parties at the Westgate building, the party animals of Bristol should brace themselves for a big one.
Saturday will see Nelson Street boasting live street painting, bands and DJ's, cartoon drawing, screen printing, a pop up barber shop and fancy dress emporium, street theatre and mini garden area throughout the day.
Thursday is ”A Taste of Bristol“ night, showcasing local talent, including Julio Bashmore and Peverelist, alongside a screening of Resident Advisor's recent film Real Scenes: Bristol.
Friday night will be hosted by genre blending dance team Crazylegs, a firm Bristolian favourite.
Saturday's Offical See No Evil closing party features the ”Unsung Heroes“ of Bristol's music scene, from Ben Daley to Boogie Café.
Organiser Inkie said: ”Nothing of this size and scale has ever taken place in the UK and it's an event that has captured the minds of some the world's most respected street artists. It's a major coup that we've managed to pull this off in Bristol.“
Okay, so it's decided. Let's get out there and show the world how bloody great Bristol is.
Free tickets are available for all of the events here: www.residentadvisor.net.