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Bristol gears up for See No Evil street party

Tomorrow, Nelson Street will be closed to traffic so that it can host one of the biggest and most colourful street parties in the country.

Bristol is gearing up for a unique street party tomorrow, as the See No Evil 2011 event comes to a climax.

All week, some of Bristol’s and the world’s best street artists have been transforming a dull, drab city centre road into one of the world’s largest permanent open air graffiti exhibition spaces.

Tomorrow, Nelson Street will be closed to traffic so that it can host one of the biggest and most colourful street parties in the country.

Organisers will be laying turf onto the Tarmac overnight, as the artists complete their work to on the buildings that line the street.

Then, three stages, five bars and some of the best music from Bristol and beyond will get the party started at midday. The celebration showcases a selection of DJs promoting the best of Bristol culture to the world where there will be something to suit everyone, young and old, creating a family friendly, party atmosphere until 9pm.

Street stalls serving up foods from around the world as well as  cafes and bars along the length of the street will ensure the party atmosphere lasts through to the night. Alongside the art and music on offer, the Block Party will play host to live screen printing, mini-markers kids workshops, live art battles, live tattooing and street performances.

Following the street party, the Unsung Heroes closing party will start at the Westgate Building until 4am. This is a free event but tickets have already almost sold out.

On Thursday night, the See No Evil pop-up gallery was launched at the Weapon of Choice outlet at The Galleries. Some of the great and good in the city met with organisers of the event, surrounded by artwork created by some of the artists working on Nelson Street.

Simon Cook, deputy leader of Bristol City Council, told the throng: “Bristol has been renowned as a centre for ‘high art’, but it is fantastically lucky to be a centre for great urban art, too. It’s going to be a wonderful event and we applaud all those involved in bringing it together.”

For more information, visit the official See No Evil website. Bristol24-7 will be at the event tomorrow and will bring you pictures and reports of the event, on this website and via our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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