Must See Monday – Events of the Week: Upfest Bristol 2015, Shame & Bristol Thai Festival 2015

13th July 2015


What: Upfet Bristol 2015 // Where: Various // When: Sat 25th – Mon 27th July  // Cost: Free

Europe’s largest urban art festival, Upfest, has announced its return to the cultural home of UK graffiti, Bristol.

Now in its seventh year, the festival will move to the height of summer due to growing popularity in the Bristol event calendar. 

Upfest will return with over 250 of the most cutting edge and diverse graffiti artists the world has to offer, descending on Bristol to create over 30,000 square foot of artwork across the festival weekend. The festival raises money for The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA), which offer a confidential phone line for children affected by alcoholism within the family unit.

Artists will paint to a soundtrack of fantastic live music of funk, soul, reggae and old school hip hop in locations all over Bedminster including the Tobacco Factory, Hen and Chicken, The Steam Crane and Spotted Cow.

To find out more just click here.


Shame @ Bristol Old Vic // Mon 20th July // Cost: £7

In this new work of cutting-edge theatre John Berkavitch is joined by three of the UK’s best break-dancers as he explores the feeling of shame through a combination of spoken-word, hip-hop, contemporary dance, illustration, animation and music.

Everyone has something they are ashamed of. A moment in their lives when they knew they were doing the wrong thing. A bad choice, a wasted chance, that thing you wish you hadn’t done. That thing you will always regret.

These moments add up and it is the mistakes of our past that make us who we are today.

To find out more then click here.

Bristol Thai Festival @ Queens Square // Fri 24th – Sun 26th July // Cost: £5 (Children under 13 free)

The Bristol Thai Festival will bring cultural entertainment, education, tradition and colour, as well as promoting an understanding of Thai culture amongst the people of Bristol, many of whom will have their own cultural connections from across the world.

Come and enjoy a taste of Thai culture in Bristol including traditional food offerings to Buddhist monks, Thai massage, Thai dancing, traditional Thai costume competition, beer garden, full moon party, Thai wedding ceremony, children’s rides and much more!

To find out more click here.

Kevin McGough