Time to get excited! Liverpool’s first street art festival launches this weekend
Supported by the International Festival of Business and Baltic Creative co-founders and organisers, Pamela Sullivan and Tristan Brady-Jacobs have put together an amazing line up of local, national and international street artists who will come together to create art works that will inspire, amaze and entertain during the festival that will run through the 27, 28 and 29 June. Walking up from LiverpoolONE, you will begin to see art works , performances, installations and yarn bombing on Park Lane and as they follow the road around onto Jamaica Street they will discover even more hidden art works.
Situated in and around The New Bird Skate Park there will be over 30 painters and calligraphy artists including Lovepusher, Dreph, Foundry, Elph, Dase, BetaRok75, Irony and many more creating work for a combat calligraphy event. This event in collaboration with the festival has been coordinated and organised by Kieran Gorman from Zap Graffiti and will see local, national and international artists coming together to create amazing work that will bring the walls in the area to life.
The Lemon Collective has been working away hosting several successful events in our warehouse venue, The Glass Factory on Sparling Street. They have created a theatre and performance space out of a very compact and bijou caravan and also have many other art works that will be out on the streets over the festival weekend.
Winston Ludd has created an installation from 25 abandoned bikes that will be displayed along the pavements and up the wall of Café 51 on Jamaica Street., which we’ve had a preview of and it already looks pretty amazing.
Karen McFarlane and the Happy Hookers have been working away over the last few months to create a large scale yarn bombing of Park Lane and Debrea Lewis winner of this month’s Awesome Foundation prize will create a very special magpie trail for visitors to follow along Jamaica Street.
The festival will have stalls, Hobo market, performances, drummers, dancers, food, paste ups, large, small and tiny installations that you will have to look carefully to find.
All free to enjoy.
Check out the amazing images below for a taster (click on a picture for the bigger version)