A New Song For Bristol Celebration Party

Posted on: 2021-11-09

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On Thursday 4th November Bristol beacon held an event to celebrate ‘A new song for Bristol’.

On Thursday 4th November Bristol beacon held an event to celebrate ‘A new song for Bristol’.


The celebration party at the Bristol Beacon was a night filled with live music, art and performances, from the many talented people within the Bristol community.


Bristol Beacon also unveiled a huge piece of artwork on the outside of the building to celebrate ‘A New Song For Bristol’. The 42ft artwork is being installed this week on the outside of the building, created by Bristol artist Parys Gardener, and takes inspiration from the stories and artistic work submitted to the project.


Bristol Beacon launched 'A New Song for Bristol' in 2020 calling on the public to convey their experiences of living in Bristol during the pandemic through words and music.


It received hundreds of entries from Bristolians of all ages, communities, and backgrounds, from poetry and letters to fully fledged songs and music videos, spanning a huge range of experiences, topics and emotions. The result was a string of collaborations between local artists and members of Bristol communities.


These pieces have now inspired the huge artwork which is being applied to the glass frontage of the distinctive Bristol Beacon foyer building and will remain in place for the next few months.  


The 'A New Song for Bristol' project has brought about collaborations with a diverse range of Bristol artists and collectives, including Kayla Painter and KALA CHNG, This is the Kit and Bucky, Lady Nade, Javeon, Grove, and composer, musician and associate director of Paraorchestra, Lloyd Coleman.


Each act had performed immaculately by embracing their own unique sound whilst giving an honest heart felt message about their experiences.


For anybody interested in getting to know about the musical talent in the Bristol community, this event was definitely the place to be.  


Main image: Patrick Mbele (patrick@365bristol.com)

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