Inkie at the House of Commons

8 03 2013

Bristol’s very own Inkie became the first graffiti artist to paint inside the House of Commons as he joined a party that had Fatboy Slim providing the music. The event was the launch of the Smile Britannia charity and was organised by London’s Westbank Gallery.

Inkie’s website is currently selling limited edition screenprints of the original Smile Britannia design which he drew on Wednesday night:

Inkie - Smile Britannia

This week in Bristol, December 3-9

3 12 2012

Monday: Total Permission, Watershed
The premiere of a documentary directed by Bristol-based John Durrant about projects from deaf and disabled artists as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

Tuesday: Christmas With LEDs On, At-Bristol
The first in a new series of adult-only evening events in At-Bristol, with a chance to explore the exhibits and join in with some Christmas-themed live science shows.

Tuesday – December 15: Yes, We Have No Bananas; Brewery Theatre
Based on oral histories from those who lived during the war years, the action takes place in a grocery shop in Weymouth during the lead up to D-Day.

Wednesday – January 13: Hansel & Gretel, Tobacco Factory Theatre
The Brothers Grimm story in a family-friendly producton from New International Encounter, with a mix of live music, clowning, humour, language and storytelling.

Thursday: Vive La Tour & Breaking Away, Mud Dock Deli
The first of a monthly series of bike-themed film nights at Mud Dock Deli on the first Thursday of the month; with a beer, pizza and two classic cycling films for £10.

Friday: Ellie Goulding, Bristol Academy
The Hereford-born singer-songwriter has left her folk stylings behind for second album Halcyon, which showcases a a more electro-pop infused sound.

Friday: Bristol Palestine Film Festival
This year’s festival focuses in on four villages in the West Bank, provides the opportunity to try free running and features speakers including Ken Loach.

Friday – December 21: Death & Treason, Rhyme & Reason; Bristol Old Vic
A night of childhood memories and adult interpretations which “explores the dark and debauched secrets of our most familiar childhood rhymes”.

Saturday: Fatboy Slim, Motion
Following Public Enemy and Annie Mac last month, the latest In:Motion presents Norman Cook, Mr Zoe Ball and one of the original superstar DJs.

Saturday: The Quarrymen, Thunderbolt
A gig featuring the original members of the skiffle band formed in 1956 at Quarry Bank School in Liverpool by John Lennon which became another band called the Beatles.

Preview: In:Motion 2012

2 08 2012

Fatboy Slim and Public Enemy are the pick of the artists who will be headlining the new season of In:Motion from September to December. Other acts just announced for the cavernous Bristol venue at the Motion skate park in St Philip’s include Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Magnetic Man and Annie Mac.

The set from Fatboy Slim on December 8 will be the DJ also known as Norman Cook’s first appearance in Bristol for more than a decade.

Hip hop legends Public Enemy, playing on October 28, will be presenting a live show with full band as part of a international tour celebrating their 25th anniversary.

In:Motion comes from the team behind Glastonbury’s Dance Village Wow! Stage, last year’s See No Evil and their debut festival in Bristol earlier this summer, Love Saves The Day in Castle Park.

In:Motion’s Paul Kennedy said: “The 2012 lineup is the biggest and most diverse yet, exploring all corners of dance music taking place at this iconic Bristol institution.

“With its network of warehouses and impeccable sound systems, Motion is the perfect setting to enjoy an unparalleled clubbing experience and has become an international destination for dance music lovers.”

For full lineup information, visit