PREVIEW // Masego headlines an afternoon of jazz, hip hop and R&B at SWX

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NASS street artist focus: 45rpm

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NASS street artist focus: Mr Penfold

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Bristol’s biggest annual LGBT+ celebration is in full swing. A fortnight of Pride festivities have been taking place across the city since 28 June, beginning with the Stonewall flag unveiling outside City Hall. The flag is raised in remembrance of the series of protests by members of the gay community rising up against a police …

St Pauls Carnival is a celebration of the rich African-Caribbean roots that flow through Bristol. The streets flock with locals and visitors who come to experience the music, art, food and culture that connect this city to Caribbean and African shores. It is a tradition that is cherished by locals and its importance to the …

Following original poster artwork from street artists Tony Riff and 45rpm, the third and final instalment of our A3+ pull-out poster series in collaboration with NASS 2019 comes from Bristol’s Mr Penfold.   Mr Penfold has a certain authenticity to his work that is immediately identifiable even before you spot his tag. His experience across …

Their sound has been described as infectious and genre-bending, and they’ve made Bristol their playground in 2019. Despite only having two single releases under their belts at this moment in time, Bristol trio INDIGOs look set to be the latest products of BIMM’s impressive conveyer belt of talent. the illegitimate lovechild of Pixies, Smashing Pumpkins …

Scott Lavene is a maverick, a storyteller in its purest form. He tells tales of everyday life that anyone can resonate with, in his own gloomy take.  Originating from Essex, Scott’s musical journey has taken him around the country and as far as New York City to film the video for his latest single Methylated …

Bam!Bam!Bam! present new one-day event Amaglam Shapes at SWX this June, which will be headlined by the sensational Masego – with support from Oshun, Fatima, Maisha, and Leven Kali to create a jazzy R&B infused lineup. a blend of jazz, trap, hip hop and soul With a style of music which is hard to categorise, …

Though Bristol favourites Dot to Dot, Shindig and Love Saves the Day already kicked off the summer’s festival season in a very big way over the bank holiday weekend, there is still plenty to look forward to. We’ve rounded up our favourite festivals yet to come in the South West, as well as a couple …

It’s that time of year again, the famous Stokes Croft engulfing street party will be having its final hurrah in this location before moving to a new one next year after 11 years of good times, and it will be taking over 11 of your favourite venues with huge amounts of local talent to offer …

A creator of wacky, unique illustrations with vibrant colours across walls, canvases, t-shirts and trainers, street artist 45rpm has provided the original artwork for the May edition of our pull-out poster series in collaboration with NASS 2019. One eye catching piece of artwork Bristol residents may have noticed is the 100 metre long ‘Racism wont …