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 would see cities like Bristol form their own scene, created as underground movement by those marginalise by mainstream society. It was able to unify different cultures together though the 4 Pillars: 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. There will be showcases and performances from local artists, breakdancer, DJ’s & MC’s. Inside the store will be activities which include a digital corner on Bristol music history, Graffiti & DJ workshop.
During the evening, as part of Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover we will be screening two classic Hip Hop movies, first will be Beat Street at 5pm, then followed by Wild Style at 7pm, we then round off the night with the Official After Party @ Basement 45 8 – Frogmore St Bristol, Doors 10pm till 4am.