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Hardest Pub Quiz Of The Year 2017!

Posted in Beer, Buildings, Collage, Hmmmmm..., Loo, observation, Pub, Snaps with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2017 by lkthayer

I have selected just one pub from each month of this year that I visited ~ Can you match each loo with the correct pub and name the month it was taken during 2017?

Here are the pubs ~ Captain Ridley’s Shooting Party (Bletchley) ~ The White Harte (Buckingham) ~ The Moon & Stars (Penge) ~ Brewers Arms (Lewes) ~ The Swan (Chiswick) ~ The Birds Nest (Deptford) ~ The Windermere (South Kenton) ~ The Avon Packet (Bristol) ~ The Anglers Retreat (Marsworth) ~ Rose & Crown (Charlbury) ~ Ramore Wine Bar (Portrush) Stratton Arms (Tuweston)

I will start you off by telling you that Loo L belongs to Captain Ridley’s Shooting Party and that Loo E was taken in May 2017….. Good luck with my festive quiz

Snaps and maybe the hardest quiz of the year by Mitch Hicks

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Tweeting Back

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Birds Of A Feather, innocent bystander, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , , , on August 25, 2017 by lkthayer

I was bound to go back to Bristol to snap the finished artwork of Irony &  Boe from their collaboration along Back Road, during the Upfest 2017 street art festival. I guess this is a kind of tweeting so a birdie tells me!

 

Snap & comment by Mitch Hicks

DJ Derek

Posted in Artwork, Banksy, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2017 by lkthayer

Two Bristol legends just a stones throw away came under my radar. One I was seeking out and one by pure chance. The mural above “One Love” is a tribute to a local man well-known in Bristol as DJ Derek. My pure chance discovery was painted by Serp, Deam2, Piro and Rpm on the side of a house along Richmond Avenue. I only discovered this artwork in my search for a very faded Banksy nearby under the St Andrews Street sign.  Another bonus to the left of “One Love” is a Stewy full size stencil tribute to DJ Derek. Sadly Derek went missing in 2015 and was found dead eight months later in March 2016 aged 78. The story of the ex accountant turned reggae DJ can be found on these two links. https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/dj-dereks-death-confirmed-at-cribbs-causeway-1457700279/   https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/people/obituary-dj-derek/

Snap & comment by Mitch Hicks

What Banksy left behind at Upfest!

Posted in arty farty, Banksy, Graffiti, observation, Street Art with tags , , , on August 2, 2017 by lkthayer

Bristol born and bred.. Banksy! Just maybe he had to leave a smile!

Comment & snap by Mitch Hicks

Up there as my breast snap from Upfest!

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , , on July 30, 2017 by lkthayer

This is a section of artwork I snapped being painted at the 2017 Upfest street art festival by the Berlin based Mezla. I came across Mezla painting in the park opposite the Ashton Gate football stadium. He told me he decided not to paint at his designated venue among the crowds,  but instead ventured into the park to paint a wall in a more peaceful environment… I don’t think many other visitors to Upfest will see his outstanding work… I’m so glad I took a stroll into the park and found him in action!!!! Mezla is an impressive cool artist that I hope we will see a lot more of…..

Snap & comment by Mitch Hicks

Go West

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Banksy, Graffiti, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2016 by lkthayer

DSCF9296dStik ~ Nelson Street, Bristol

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Sadly the Grim Reaper by Banksy in the top left side of the collage having been removed from the hull of the Thekla, now hangs inside the Bristol Life Gallery in the M Shed Museum, Bristol. John D’oh adds much humour with fracking good artwork! Local Bristol artist Cheo adds a buzz with his trademark bee!

 

Snaps and comment by Mitch Hicks, from a 3 day trip going west

Upfest 2016

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

upfest2Razer & Voyder

DSCF8684Dan Kitchener

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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