WOC presents ‘The Live Show’

Posted in weapon of choice on July 23, 2010 by jerforceone

Weapon of Choice take over the upstairs of Howies Bristol store with
‘The Live Show’

Featuring live painting directly onto the Howies gallery walls from:
Dylan Shipley
Rory Doona
+ More TBA

+PLUS A chance to bid on the artwork produced from our previous live painting events! Including Mr Wolfs, The Sugar Hill Gang, Furious 5/Kurtis Blow and Skitz album launch.

Above howies (The Triangle)
62 Queen’s Road, Bristol Bs8 1Re


Special thanks to our sponsors: Puma, Havana Club, Bristol Beer Factory, Red Bull and Don’t Panic.


‘Actions Speak Louder With Words’

Posted in lokey on July 16, 2010 by jerforceone

WOC present Turroe & Shade One ‘Actions Speak Louder With Words’

Weapon of Choice present
‘Actions Speak Louder With Words’
Turroe & Shade One

Opening preview 16th July. 6-10pm

Hip hop/Graffiti or rather B.boy Graffiti if you will, is indeed a rarity these days.. But this is exactly what these two old school fools deliver to the stencil filled world of ‘urban artists’ this day and age. Shade One and Turroe were first grabbed by the Hip Hop bug in the early 80’s. Both born in bred in Bristol on complete opposite sides of the city. Along with a few like minded individuals, they followed the same path… Both MC’s firstly Shade with One Cut crew, Turroe With .B.D. P equally bombing Bristol as members of ‘The United Bombers’ and regular visitors to Barton Hill youth Club… Fast forward 20 years and they cross the same path once again. Continuing to produce Burning productions with “Wild Style” letters combined with characters under the moniker ‘Sonz Of Presshr’, Hip Hop Graffiti is still very much alive!! Come and av a butcherz….

Show runs until the 8th August 2010.

Weapon of Choice Gallery,
14 St Michael’s Hill,


Posted in events, weapon of choice gallery with tags , , , on May 26, 2010 by jerforceone

Kato & Soker
‘The Cap Fits’

Joint show from 2 of Bristol’s oldest standing graffiti legends.

Opening preview. 18th June 6-10pm
Show runs until the 11th July.

Interview with Kato & Soker in issue 4 of WoC mag. pick one up from the gallery or download/view online here

more info coming soon..

Weapon of Choice Gallery
14 St Michael’s Hill

Upfest ’10 – The Urban Paint Festival

Posted in lokey on May 26, 2010 by jerforceone

Upfest’10  – The Urban Paint Festival Releases Full Event Line-up

More than just Europe’s biggest urban and street art festival, Upfest has announced the broad range of events taking part at the two-day festival in Bristol.

As in previous years, the festival will be centred on live painting at the Tobacco Factory on 5th and 6th of June. Over 200 urban artists and illustrators will be painting live over the weekend, with 50 artists having come from around the world to be a part of the event. The artists will be mixing it up with this year’s MashUP theme, with some very special collaborations due to take place.

Upfest’10 will kick off with a preview of the Urban View group show at View Art Gallery (159-161 Hotwell Road, BS8 4RY). The show features work from seven urban and contemporary artists and will run through 17th July.

Saturday, the festival will be in full swing at the Tobacco Factory (North Street, BS3 1TF). From 11am, over 200 urban artists and illustrators will be painting live. Visitors to the free event are also invited to take part in the painting, with a children’s painting area and the Kiss101 Give It a Go painting boards.

The Tobacco Factory will also host a Very Affordable Art Sale and dedicated print room, where original artwork and prints by the artists painting at the festival will be available for sale at bargain prices. There will also be badge making, clothing, and art material stalls around the venue.

Throughout the weekend, DJs, beatboxers, hip hop groups and MCs will take to two stages at the Tobacco Factory (full schedule attached). Along with music, the world renowned Kompany Malakhi will host dance workshops on Saturday.

During the day (11 am to 6 pm) on Saturday, a live illustration event will take place indoors in the Tobacco Factory Theatre Foyer. In the evening (6 pm), six artists will battle it out in a Secret Wars live art competition. The public will vote to decide whether Upfest or Monorex will be named champions of the 90-minute battle at the Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar.

The evening will wrap up (10 pm to 4am) with the Upfest’10 Mid-Festival Party at Basement 45 (8 Frogmore St., BS1 5NA), presented in association with Kiss101, featuring The Loose Cannons, Ninebar Sound System, Chris Read (Music of Substance), Dave Cridge (Ninja Tune) and Kiss101 DJs. Tickets available at Bristol Tickets Shop (£4.50) or on the door (£5 before 11, £6 after).

Upfest’10 continues on Sunday at the Tobacco Factory from 10 am with additional live painting, music, and art sales. Upfest has raised over £10,000 for Nacoa (National Association for Children of Alcoholics) since the festival began and as in previous years, Upfest’10 will raise awareness of and fundraise for the charity..

Getting There

The Tobacco Factory is situated in Southville, South Bristol, on the junction between Raleigh Road and North Street. It is approximately a 25 minute walk from the city centre.

Getting to the Tobacco Factory by bus

Take bus number 24 or 25 from north Bristol, Broadmead, the city centre and Redcliffe Hill to Raleigh Road (bus stop opposite the Tobacco Factory)

Getting to the Tobacco Factory by ferry

Take the Bristol Ferry Boat service from Temple Meads station / city centre to SS Great Britain.

Walking from the ferry

Follow Gas Ferry Lane to T-junction, turn right past Spike Island and cross the road and river at the footbridge. Carry straight over to Greenway Bush Lane, turn left onto Upton Road and right into Raleigh Road where you will see the The Tobacco Factory at the top. (Approx 15 minute walk).

Getting to the Tobacco Factory by car

Click here to visit AA Routeplanner. Simply type your starting point in the ‘From’ box and our postcode BS3 1TF in the ‘To’ box. Route planner will generate directions to the Tobacco Factory which you can print out.

From M5 and the West

On Brunel Way (dual carriageway) follow signs for the airport (A38 South West bound). Turn left at lights after Mercedes garage onto Ashton Road. After 500m, take right-hand fork onto North Street. Pass Aldi on left hand side, the Tobacco Factory (red brick building) is next door. Parking is on street or in Aldi supermarket car park.

From M32, city centre or Temple Meads

Follow signs for the airport (A38 South West bound). At the Bedminster Bridge Roundabout take the A370 exit towards M5 South, Coronation Road, with the river on your right hand side. Follow sign to Ashton and continue on Coronation Road for approximately half a mile until you reach Beauley Road (one past Camden Road) – turn left and almost immediately right into Raleigh Road when you will see the Tobacco Factory at the top on the right.

We recommend on street parking. There is also parking in Aldi supermarket car park but please note Aldi has a 2 hour restriction which applies 24hrs a day, every day. Parking is at owners risk – never leave any contents showing!

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Upfest Vs. Monorex

Posted in upfest, upfest '10 with tags , , on May 26, 2010 by jerforceone

The Urban Paint Festival Presents

Secret Wars – The Ultimate Live Art Battle

Upfest v’s Monorex

Six Artists, Two Teams, 90 minutes 196 sq ft of boarding…

Who wins… You decided, be there, be heard!

Saturday the 5th June @ Upfest’10


Upfest Artists – Dank, Nik Ill & Snub23
Monorex Artists – Riff, Jeba & Hicks

FB event page here


Upfest Presents URBAN VIEW

Posted in events, upfest, upfest '10 with tags , , on May 26, 2010 by jerforceone

Upfest in association with the View Art Gallery

Presents ‘Urban View’

Urban & Contemporary Group Show featuring new work from an awesome collection of artists;

Adam Mclevey
Daniel Doebner (DE)
Goin (FR)
Julian Kimmings

4th of June 2010

RSVP essential for opening night – email Sarah@viewartgallery.co.uk

5th & 6th of June 2010
Opening weekend, 10am till 6pm

FB event page here.


Rooftop Burner Fund

Posted in events with tags , on May 26, 2010 by jerforceone

(cut and paste from steal from works newsletter)

So, there are plenty of charity events, plenty of causes worth fighting for, whole countries at war…. But sometimes it’s just about helping your friends, helping those you love. And here we’re taking the opportunity to help one of our best friends.

If you don’t know, here’s the introduction. Rowdy is one of the longest standing players in UK graffiti, supporting the scene and playing his part in what has now turned into a global phenomenon. He has painted with the best of them, in fact is one of the best of them, always sticking true to his vision, rocking his own style, never selling out his ideas. Recently he walked out of his house, which also served as his studio and when he returned a half hour later, everything had been burned to the ground. EVERYTHING! ID, money,  clothes, personal possessions, art, the ability to make art, everything gone!

So, we’re taking this as an opportunity to support someone who has so readily supported us as a scene by auctioning some art to help him get back to a position where he can do what he does best, making art.

It’s a testament to his popularity and reputation that so many artists have donated work to this auction. All work has been personally donated by the artists and the galleries that represent them: Banksy, Paul Insect, Swoon, Sickboy, Hush, Espo, the whole Burning Candy crew and a whole bunch more… So, it’s your chance to buy something beautiful and at the same time help out someone who has helped in his way to make graffiti and street art what it is today.

The Auction

The Auction will be via e-bay at:


It will commence Thursday 17th June, and we will stagger the items over the next few days so they don’t all end together.

The first items will end Sunday 27th June. Other than Paypal fees & postage costs EVERY singe penny raised will go to Rowdy.

We will only be accepting bids via e-bay.

The Art

We’ll shortly be posting images of the art received, keep checking back for updates.

A massive thanks to the following artists who have donated work:








Gold Peg

Guy Denning



LL Brainwashed

Mighty Monkey


Mr Jago


Paul Insect






Sweet Toof



Tom Hine



More still to be announced

And also huge thanks to the following galleries for donating:

Black Rat Projects


Pictures On Walls

Thanks also to everyone who has helped promote and realise this auction, endless love to you all…Lucas & Jono x