The 4 Pillars Bristol celebrate 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop – Sat 12th August!

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:

& 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:

View more free events at:

View all the events in Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover at

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@BristolCityofFilm – Instagram and Facebook

@BristolFilmCity – Twitter

@4pillarsbristol – Instagram

#bristolcityoffilm #bristolfilmtakeover

@artspaceuk and @globalgoalscentre

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Miranda Rae

Miranda Rae is a Producer and Presenter with over 25 years experience of working in radio and music industries including her own weekly show on BBC Radio 5 for which she won a Sony Award and many years on the infamous Galaxy Radio where Miranda played a pivotal role in the UK’s music scene. Miranda assists in overseeing, and helps to curate over 50 programmes a week. The role is multi-faceted and includes training, broadcasting, producing, programming, supporting emerging talent, social media, PR & publicity, event management and stage management, employing many technical skills including editing and using many different software as a user and a programmer.