(Photo by Nick Clague 2016)
BAB has joined forces with Upfest, Europe’s largest and free street art festival to offer their first ever graffiti tour exclusively for older people.
Anyone 50 years old and older can sign up to this walking tour provided by a tour guide from the organisation ‘Where’s the Wall’. The tour, which will take place on Monday 30th July from 10:00am to 11:00am will be showing participants around the art works that graffiti artists will have completed in Bedminster as part of Upfest.
BAB will be covering the cost of the tour to allow older people to book a place for free.
This walking tour is part of the work that BAB has been doing to get Bristol to be recognised as an Age Friendly City. The focus of this is to ensure that older people in Bristol feel heard and have a say in decision making on things that affect their lives. The extent to which older people participate in the social, civic and economic life of the city is closely linked to their experience of inclusion.
(Photo by Paul Box 2013)
"If we get it right for old people like me, we get it right for everyone, an age friendly city is a people friendly city."
Judith Brown, Chair, Bristol Older People’s Forum
“Graffiti is so often associated with youth, and I think this graffiti tour for older people is a solid step in the direction of inclusivity. It’s great to see Upfest embracing the Age Friendly City values.”
Adam Rees, Director, Bristol Ageing Better
“The festival can get very busy. The tour on Monday will help older people see more of the art work in a way that best supports them. Most people would be amazed just how many older visitors come to Upfest each year especially on the quieter days of Sunday & Monday, this is a perfect opportunity for them to learn more about the artists and the festival from the South West best street art tour company."
Stephen Hayles, Upfest founder
If you are 50 or over and would like to book yourself on to the graffiti tour please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0117 928 1539 explaining that you would like to book a place on to the Upfest graffiti tour.