14 June 2008

Jamaica St Studios - In Bristol

I've written before about the great street-art that's being used to brighten up the Stokes Croft neighbourhood of Bristol and encourage community spirit through the People's Republic of Stokes Croft. The organisation is the brainchild of Chris Chalkley who is based at Jamaica Street Studios, so when I heard that this community of artists was holding their annual Open Studios, I had to go along and have a look.

On the ground floor I found Chris, beer in hand, serving cups of tea, home-made cakes and talking to anyone who would listen about his mission to save some of the old buildings in the area from the developers in order to keep a better balance of small businesses, community use and centres of creativity. There was paper and charcoal laid out to encourage any potential artists who fancied having a go and my son and his friend sat in the sun and sketched for a while.

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1 comment:

Nomadic Matt said...

So I am thinking I will be in Bristol July 27th for a few days. Will you be around?