Upfest 2016

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Collage, Graffiti, observation, Off The Wall, Snaps, Street Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2016 by lkthayer

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Really enjoyed my first visit to the Upfest Street Art Festival, Bedminster, Bristol. I took sooo many snaps and will try to show more from the festival.  http://www.upfest.co.uk/page/upfest-festival

Snaps taken on the 24th/25th July by Mitch Hicks

 

 

Of all the bars

Posted in Artwork, Beer, Buildings, Loo, observation, Off The Wall with tags , , , , on July 22, 2016 by lkthayer

DSCF7401gThe Felons Club along the Falls Road is surly one bar that holds many secrets, sanctuary and breathes living history on the struggle for a united Ireland. Full membership is only open to those that have served the cause. Steeped in the political violence of a divided Belfast. I sensed a calm atmosphere, indeed quite a friendly one as I took my family into the bar for a drink…. The walls are adorned with many of the hunger strikers who died in prison 35 years this August. One stained glass window caught my eye as I supped my Guinness. “Generation Of Vision” brings home the long battle that may always still be there!

DSCF7390If walls could talk… Felons mens loo

DSCF7398eNelson Mandela is an honorary member of the Felons and this mural was painted a few streets away on the peace wall in West Belfast

https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/1999/aug/06/features11.g26

Snaps & comment by Mitch Hicks

Who is Phoebe?

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Collage, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , , on July 11, 2016 by lkthayer

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Always a pleasure to find out about  who is behind the artwork of a piece seen on the streets…  I have tracked down the artist behind this paste-up I snapped in Birmingham. The artist is Libby Schoettle… Check out this link to see an interview with the artist and why she puts Phoebe out on the streets…

http://stylabl.com/phoebe-new-york-exclusive/

Snap & comment Mitch Hicks

The Hidden Past

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Beer, Big Trouble!!!, Canal, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , , , on July 10, 2016 by lkthayer

DSCF7079dHidden away standing lonely on its own, a true survivor from the blitz that decimated this part of East London during  World War 2. The Palm Tree pub sits like an abandoned film set relic, a time capsule left alone in Mile End Park alongside the Regents Canal. Stepping thru the door of this grade two listed building will transport you to an era of that long lost atmosphere of what  proper East End boozers were all about.. Not the best pub in London, but one that should be sought out before the onslaught of the developers. A few streets away I came across another reminder of the past… The notorious East End gangsters, the Kray twins who may well have frequented The Palm Trees for a pint or two or just good old extortion!!!

DSCF7186The Kray twins ~ Great find on a wall just of Devons Road

Snaps & comment by Mitch Hicks

Mobstr back on the streets

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Billboard, Graffiti, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , on July 8, 2016 by lkthayer

Mobstr sent me these and they are really cool!

http://www.mobstr.org/

Excuse me there is a Mermaid in the phone box

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, London, observation, Street Art with tags , , on July 4, 2016 by lkthayer

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Artwork by Megzany on a Covent Garden telephone box snapped by Mitch Hicks ~ 2nd July 2016

Got my fix on Union Street

Posted in arty farty, Cafe, innocent bystander, London, Loo, observation, Street Art with tags , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2016 by lkthayer

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On a chance discovery of  Union Street… I found street art, theatre and a breakfast stop.. Alas the tiny fringe  Union Theatre was closing this week only to be re-located across the road.. The first production  opens on the 13th July 2016. “The Fix”… Looks like it’s going to be a sell out show, so get your fix now and be part of the new history of this quirky fringe theatre in Southwark, London! Please click on the  film link to see the plight of hard-working folks being unfairly displaced..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Theatre,_London

http://www.thefixlondon.co.uk/

Snaps & comment by Mitch Hicks

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