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http://www.wherethewall.com/shredded-graffiti-art/

BRISTOL ARTIST CREATES ‘SHREDDED GRAFFITI ART’

Long standing and highly respected Bristol graffiti artist, Soker, known for his flamboyant and detailed ‘Wild Style’ lettering has created a concept artwork in the heart of Stokes Croft.

Shredded!

For the first time ever, as far as we know, he has created a piece of graffiti art that has been shredded!
Soker who was once in the same graffiti crew as Banksy in the early 1990’s, decided to embark upon this concept because of how close his artwork would be to Banksy’s Mild Mild West, and was influenced by Banksy’s stunt at the London auction house in late 2018, when the Girl with the Heart Shaped balloon was shredded shortly after being sold for more than £1 million. By all accounts this doubled the value of this piece of Banksy art.

Concept, design and paining by @_sokem_ (Instagram)
Produced by Where The Wall

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IMO stuff about Brizzle is fantastic who agrees?

https://londonist.com/london/weekend/things-to-do-this-weekend-in-london-16-17-february-2019

All weekend

The London Classic Car Show pays tribute to a certain Michael Caine film

HALF TERM: The week-long holiday begins today for most London schools. We’ve got plenty of ways to keep children busy, including theatre shows, festivals and exhibitions, on our guide to spending February half term in London.

CLASSIC CARS: All manner of classic cars and vintage vehicles are on display at the London Classic Car Show, with some of them getting time on the ‘Grand Avenue’ runway to really show off what they can do. This year also celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Italian Job, as well as the career of Jaguar’s Director of Design, Ian Callum. ExCel, from £20, book ahead, 14-17 February

IMPROVATHON: A team of comedians and improvisers keep the entertainment coming for 50 hours straight at the 12th annual improvathon, which has a Wild West theme. Don’t worry, you needn’t watch the full thing — tickets are available for two-hour episodes. Wilton’s Music Hall, £10/£7 per episode or £65 for a weekend pass, book ahead, 15-17 February

PRINCESS DIANA: This’ll probably be one of the busiest exhibitions in London this weekend, as it’s the final two days of Diana: Her Fashion Story. See dresses and outfits worn by Princess Di, including some which have never been on display before. Kensington Palace, included in admission, book ahead, until 17 February

SINGING MERMAID: Children’s book The Singing Mermaid is brought to life on stage using music, puppetry and performance. It’s the story of a singing mermaid who’s tempted away from her sea friends to join the circus. Southbank Centre, £16/£12, book ahead, 16-20 February

COLOUR OF COLOMBIA: Escape the cold in a tropical greenhouse — with the added bonus of more than 6,000 colourful flowers to admire. The Kew Orchid Festival has a Colombian theme this year — look out for jaguars, turtles and other wildlife created from fauna. Kew Gardens, included in admission, booking recommended, until 10 March

BRICK WONDERS: Half a million Lego bricks went into the 50 models that make up Brick Wonders, a new family-friendly exhibition in south London. The old London Bridge, Egyptian pyramids and the Great Barrier Reef are among the popular sights recreated in the colourful bricks. Horniman Museum (Forest Hill), £9/£5, book ahead, 16 February-27 October

Saturday 16 February

Have breakfast at The View From The Shard

SHARD BREAKFAST: Start half term on a literal high with a family-friendly breakfast at The View From The Shard. Access the viewing platform from 8.30am and enjoy views across London as you tuck into a light breakfast. Free face painting, balloon modelling and children’s activity sheets come included. The View From The Shard, from £16, book ahead, 8.30am-10am

KEATS IN THE CITY: Join staff from Keats House on a guided walk around the areas of the City of London that would have been familiar to the poet. See places where he lived and studied, interwoven with readings of his work. Moorgate station, £10, book ahead, 11am-1.30pm

DAYLIGHT MUSIC: Union Chapel hosts a relaxed afternoon of music, tea and cake, aimed at visitors of all ages. It’s the mystery edition this week, so the acts won’t be revealed in advance. We’ve been warned to expect the unexpected. Union Chapel (Islington), suggested donation £5, just turn up, 12pm

LOVE HOUNDS: Take your dog along to this pub get-together, raising money for canine rescue charities. Take part in games and a raffle, browse products by dog companies, and find out about some of the dogs currently looking for homes. The Blacksmith and the Toffeemaker (Farringdon), free entry, just turn up, 12pm-4pm

ROMAN GATE: You may have visited the Museum of London, but did you know about the Roman military fort remains, located beneath the streets next to it? Take a guided tour of the historic remains — where Roman sentries controlled who entered Londinium — with a museum expert. Museum of London, £5, book ahead, 2pm

BEAUTIFYING BERMONDSEY: Follow in the footsteps of Ada Salter, London’s first female mayor, who worked with her doctor and MP husband Alfred to improve the lives of Bermondsey residents, through health, housing and employment. Bermondsey station, £12/£9, book ahead, 2pm-4pm

SWISH AND STYLE: Refresh your wardrobe without an expensive shopping trip. Take some clothes you want to get rid of (in good condition) to the Swish & Style, and come home with new (to you) items. Gnome House (Waltham Forest), free, just turn up, 2pm-5pm

LOVE LETTERS: Comedy storyteller Jack Rooke’s new show, Love Letters, is aimed at “those who’ve been ghosted, freaked out by one-night stands and deleted Tinder before re-installing it two weeks later”. Most  Londoners of a certain age, then. Roundhouse (Camden), from £10, book ahead, 3pm/8pm

FILM SCREENING: Book yourself in for a film screening that offers the perfect antidote to a slushy Valentine’s Day. Sleeping With Other People is the story of a pair of sex addicts trying to keep the chemistry to a minimum in their friendship. Geffrye Museum (Hoxton), £10-£25, book ahead, 7pm-9pm

NAKED CLEANERS: Naked cleaners are a thing — we know, we’ve met them. In theatre show Coming Clean, Ethan lays bare his life as a naked house cleaner, and explores what we want and what stops us from asking for it. 212 Bermondsey Street, from £15, book ahead, 7.30pm-9.30pm

DAVE GORMAN: Comedian Dave Gorman performs at Southbank Centre — and he’s bringing out the big guns, in the form of his laptop and a Powerpoint presentation, to aid him in analysing the parts of life you’ve never really thought about before. Probably the most fun you’ll ever have with a projector screen. Southbank Centre, £35, book ahead, 8pm

MIDNIGHT EXCESS: New film event Midnight Excess wants to bring back the thrill of late night movies, starting with Joan Collins double bill The Stud and The Bitch. There’s an intermission disco, prizes for the sleaziest looks, and a party bag to take home. Rio Cinema (Dalston), £12.50/£10.50, book ahead, 11.30pm

Sunday 17 February

The IACF comes to Alexandra Palace

ANTIQUES FAIR: Get your best haggling game on at this antiques and collectors’ fair, with more than 300 antiques dealers selling all manner of items. A Pop Up Vintage Fairs event is incorporated, for anyone who’s more into fashion than furniture. Alexandra Palace, £12/£6, just turn up (cash only), 8.30am (trade buyers)/9.30am (public buyers)

PUPS AND PROSECCO: If your pooch has slept off the hangover from yesterday’s pub adventures, take him/her out for a day of culture. M1 Fine Art Gallery is welcoming dogs today. Browse the art, meet celebrities of the canine world, and take home a bag of dog treats for Fido or Rover. M1 Fine Art (Greenwich), free, book ahead, 10am-1pm

HOUSEMAID’S TOUR: Tour the Dickens Museum under the watchful eye of his housemaid. An actor assumes the role of the Dickens family’s servant in 1839, to show you around their home while they’re away. Dickens Museum (Bloomsbury), £15/£12/£8, book ahead, 10am/11am/11.45am

I’M NOT RUNNING: A recording of National Theatre play I’m Not Running is screened at the cinema today. It tells the story of a tempestuous couple who become political rivals — read our full review. Watermans (Brentford), £17/£14.50, book ahead, 2pm

LIVE JAZZ: Award-winning saxophonist Derek Nash — one of the Jools Holland Bands’ featured saxophonists — brings his fluent modern jazz music to a north London pub. Just East Of Jazz (Edgware), £8/£5, book ahead, 7pm-9.15pm

MARVIN GAYE: Singer Nate Simpson entertains diners with a performance of Marvin Gaye’s music, including classics such as Let’s Get It On and Sexual Healing. Book yourself in for the evening set menu and a glass of champagne, and enjoy the show. Quaglino’s (Mayfair), £48, book ahead, 9pm-10.30pm

Who else and thinks Brizzle is cool ?

http://www.wherethewall.com/shredded-graffiti-art/

BRISTOL ARTIST CREATES ‘SHREDDED GRAFFITI ART’

Long standing and highly respected Bristol graffiti artist, Soker, known for his flamboyant and detailed ‘Wild Style’ lettering has created a concept artwork in the heart of Stokes Croft.

Shredded!

For the first time ever, as far as we know, he has created a piece of graffiti art that has been shredded!
Soker who was once in the same graffiti crew as Banksy in the early 1990’s, decided to embark upon this concept because of how close his artwork would be to Banksy’s Mild Mild West, and was influenced by Banksy’s stunt at the London auction house in late 2018, when the Girl with the Heart Shaped balloon was shredded shortly after being sold for more than £1 million. By all accounts this doubled the value of this piece of Banksy art.

Concept, design and paining by @_sokem_ (Instagram)
Produced by Where The Wall

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Interesting info this is really great

http://www.bristolbites.co.uk/2019/02/14/family-friendly-coffee-shops-bristol-feb-2019/

 

The best family-friendly coffee shops in Bristol

 

Having kids doesn’t need to mean completely letting go of your social life! Bristol is an incredibly family-friendly city, from attractions like Bristol Zoo and the Aquarium, to classes, theatre productions and more to keep little ones entertained.

But what about things that keep parents entertained too? In a new series of posts, we’re taking a look at Bristol’s best family-friendly drinking and dining establishments, as chosen by Bristol Bites readers. We’re kicking off with the city’s best family-friendly coffee shops and cafés…

Family-friendly coffee shops in Bristol…

For @tiny_teapot on Twitter, there are three favourites. Boston Tea Party, the Thali in Easton and St Mark’s Café all get her vote, with BTP in particular a “dependable choice, especially with a very little one”.

@itsginajones also has three recommendations. “Grounded Sandy Park Road, Bocabar and Windmill Hill City Farm Café for me!”, she says. “All breastfeeding friendly and great children’s menus. The farm in particular caters well for kids and even gives little crudités with their food in case it’s too hot to eat”.

Windmill Hill City Farm is a popular choice – it was also recommended by Rose C on Facebook. “My faves are Windmill Hill City Farm Café, St Werburghs City Farm Café and Neck of the Woods (in St Werburghs Community Centre). They all have interesting but kid-friendly children’s food options, some toys and books and are very welcoming to littl’uns.”

Over in Totterdown, @rubytuesday2980 recommends Fox & West. She describes it as a “great shop with lovely staff, somewhere to sit for a cuppa & cake, toys incl mini trolleys & baskets… my two year old asks to go there!”

If you’re out Redfield way, @iamfleece has a recommendation for you, too. “The Faraway Tree on Church Rd in Redfield. 2/3 cafe, 1/3 dressing up box. Great for letting them run riot while you get fed & watered.”

 

The Faraway Tree Redfield

Image from The Faraway Tree’s Facebook page

 

BS8 parents should, says Erica P on Facebook, make time to check out Spire Coffee House at Christ Church Clifton. “Open 4 days a week, it has toys and kids’ tables. They run a playgroup in the cafe on Monday mornings. About the only baby friendly café where you can sit on the floor comfortably and they will bring the coffee to you! I highly recommend. Especially when you have really little ones, trying to sit at tables can be hazardous so it’s always a relief to dispense with chairs/tables and just sit on the floor!”

Back towards the city centre, @mrsekj says, “We like the café in the Bristol Museum, there’s a little enclosed play area for toddlers. And if you’re further out of the city centre, @hannahjames40 has recommendations out Warmley way. “We have Bitton Railway and cafe. It’s on a cycle route too. So is and The Trading Post, Oldland Common.

 

So there we have it. Plenty of recommendations for family-friendly coffee shops throughout Bristol that will cater to the entire family. Do you have a favourite? If so, let us know in the comments!

 

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love the post

https://londonist.com/london/things-to-do/race-up-london-s-10th-tallest-building-in-aid-of-shelter

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Shelter.

Ever wondered how Tower 42 got its name? It’s simple, really — the award-winning City skyscraper has 42 floors. And, this March, Shelter challenges you to race up all of them.

That’s right, for their flagship fundraising event, the charity, which supports people affected by homelessness and bad housing in England, wants you to climb 932 steps to the top of the tower.

On Thursday 14 March, 1000 runners are expected to take part in Shelter’s Vertical Rush, and there’s still time to make sure you’re one of them. You can climb solo or, if you fancy a bit of moral support, as a team of five.

Because starting times are staggered, there’s plenty of room to go at whatever pace is most comfortable for you. It’s undoubtedly a physical challenge, but the breathtaking views and the endorphin rush that awaits you at the top are well worth the sore legs. But if that’s not enough, you also get a goodie bag, a post-race reception, and your own fetching running shirt to keep.

On average, the challenge takes about 10 minutes to complete. So you can even fit it before or after work — or even in your lunch break, if you catch the noon wave — and amaze (or infuriate) all of your coworkers with your unwavering commitment to productivity.

Most importantly, with every step, you’ll be supporting people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. A staggering one in 53 Londoners are homeless, and every 11 minutes a family in Britain loses their home. That’s why Shelter is asking solo runners to make a sponsorship pledge of £159 and teams to pledge £799 as a group to help the charity continue their vital work providing expert advice, support, and legal services.

Sign up for Shelter’s Vertical Rush here. It costs £29 to register as an individual, or £129 to register as a team of five.

Awesome post very interesting I <3

http://thebristolparent.com/2018/12/your-next-task-his-present/

If there’s a man in your life, or in the parental unit of your family, where does he sit in the stack of Christmas presents you have to buy? It saddens me that my great man, who I love, is now not the recipient of the first gifts in my basket, because, that’s now the kids. He’s not changed, and nor have I, so, why do men in your life become harder to buy presents for…

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who else is a wonderful place to Explore?

https://secretldn.com/chocolate-cocktail-club/

Love chocolate? Love cocktails? Well, lucky for you, Chocolate Cocktail Club have brought the two together in a cupid-esque manner.

After a successful stint in Covent Garden last year, Chocolate Cocktail Club has returned for another five month pop-up – but this time it’s providing tipsy sugar rushes to east Londonites.

Their short but very sweet menu features the Chocotini, made with a luxury chocolate liqueur, dark creme de cacao and a dash of chocolate milk; the After 8 O’Clock with creme de menthe, creme de cacao white, chocolate vodka and a dash of lactose-free milk; the Clockwork Orange made of Baileys, Kahlua, Cointreau and dash of chocolate milk; and lastly the Caramel King with salted caramel liqueur, chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao dark and a dash of chocolate.

This place is sure to satisfy your cravings as, not only are the cocktails chocolatey, but they’re also served alongside delicious chocolate brownies. It’s a chocoholic’s paradise.

Tickets to Chocolate Cocktail Club cost £10 and include a Chocotini cocktail on arrival. You’ll get 1.5 hours to drink yourself silly, so make sure you line your stomach (with something other than chocolate – just some advice 😉). You can purchase tickets here.

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