The 4 Pillars celebrating Hip Hop and the way it continues to influence Bristol’s culture and the rest of the world!
As Hip Hop marks its 50th Anniversary this year, ‘4 Pillars Bristol‘ aims to explore its connection with the city and its lasting legacy that has impacted numerous cultures throughout the world. The emergence of Hip Hop during the 80’s could see cities like Bristol form their own scene, created as an underground movement by those marginalised by mainstream society. It was able to unify different cultures together though the ‘4 Pillars Bristol’: Rapping, Breaking, Graffiti & DJ-ing
‘Freestyle Bristol‘ & ‘Bristory‘ will deliver a series of multi arts events as part of a full day celebration, marking this iconic milestone on Saturday 12th August 2023. Come try your hands at one of the elements, and also immerse yourself in Hip Hop’s origin through images, archive footage; music videos and mini documentaries.
The Sparks Bristol, 78 Broadmead BS1 3DS, (former Marks & Spencer store) will be the central location for our activities and entertainment, which will begin from 12 midday outdoors.
- Starting with a live broadcast on multi award winning radio station Ujima.
- They will be showcase and performances from local artists, breakdancers
- Inside the store activities: Graffiti & DJ workshop digital corner on Bristol music history, .
During the evening, as part of Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover we will be screening two classic Hip Hop movies
- 5pm – Beat Street
- 7pm – Wild Style
The celebrations are rounded off with the Official After Party @ Basement 45, 8 – Frogmore St Bristol, Doors 10pm til 4am
All sessions can be booked in advance by visiting: www.headfirstbristol.co.uk
& Midtown Av – St Nicholas Market.
Delroy Hibbert, one of the coordinators of the event said “The 4 Pillars is our way of celebrating Hip Hop and the way it continues to influence Bristol’s culture and the rest of the world”.
This event is part of Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover and is being delivered as one of the activities under the City Centre and High Streets Recovery and Renewal programme, funded by Bristol City Council and the West of England Combined Authority’s Love our High Streets project.
The screening & workshops are free, book your tickets in advance at: www.freestylebristol.com/the4pillars
View more free events at: www.bristolcityoffilm.co.uk/summerfilmtakeover
View all the events in Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover at www.bristolcityoffilm.co.uk/summerfilmtakeover
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