Bristol street art festival back for eighth year

  • 24 July 2016
  • From the section Bristol
Graffiti artist at workImage copyright Upfest
Image caption Street art festival Upfest in Bristol is now in its eighth year

Artists from all over the world have been taking part in a major street art festival in Bristol.

Now in its eighth year, the organisers of Upfest say it is "Europe's largest free, live street and urban art festival".

Much of the art created at Upfest is painted on walls, hoardings, shop shutters and camper vans in front of crowds.

Among the artists taking part are Inkie, Jody, Pichi & Avo and Leon Keer.

Graffiti is painted on temporary hoardings, but murals on some venues - such as the Tobacco Factory and Red Point climbing centre - remain year-round until the next festival.

The team behind the Mr Men and Little Miss book series has partnered up with Upfest to introduce a new member of the Mr Men family, Mr Graff, as part of its 45th anniversary celebrations.

The character, which was designed by Bristol graffiti artist, Cheo, can be spotted armed with a spray can.

Image copyright Cheo
Image caption Mr Graff has been designed by a Bristol graffiti artist
Image copyright Upfest
Image caption Dale Grimshaw is one of the artists appearing this year
Image copyright Upfest
Image caption This mural on the side of the Tobacco Factory will remain all-year-round until the next festival
Image copyright Upfest
Image caption Artists Pichi & Avo have come from Spain for the festival

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