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Season (18 May 2024 - 2 June 2024)


Upfest 18 day cultural programme, supported by Arts Council England from 18 May - 2 June

In place of its weekend festival, Upfest will return in 2024 in a new guise, with many new artworks being painted across 2 weeks. Upfest Presents will pop-up at multiple venues across Bedminster and wider BS3 with free to attend workshops, live painting, artist talks, arts activities, panel discussions, theatre, comedy and tours exploring the area.

Artists will be invited to paint large scale murals on buildings throughout the area, with a schedule available for visitors to pop by and see their progress. They will also take part in mini paint-jams, talks and panel discussions about their work and visitors and artists alike will be invited to curated events at venues in Bedminster and beyond. 

This year's artist headliner is Mister Samo, who has been painting since 2013 with a clear vision and focus on intersectional gender identity and community. With his signature pink and yellow, Mister Samo’s works spark conversations, challenge perceptions and unites in a shared celebration of community. 

The Upfest Presents crowdfunder is up and running with the aim to raise £10,000 to support all the activities. The more money raised, the more events, murals and activities for all the family will be created as part of the programme. Visit Upfest Fundsurfer to donate.

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Type:Arts and Culture

Various locations around Bristol, BS3 4NH


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