Street art, a gallery in a former toilet and Spike Island – Bristol’s cultural and artistic heritage is alive and very well
Street art is by definition ephemeral. It may appear one day and be gone the next before it can even be Instagrammed. Bristol is considered by many the street art capital of Europe. Walk down Nelson Street or Stokes Croft and you can see why, with pieces the size of five-storey buildings created with the blessing of city authorities. If you want pieces of street art on your walls at home without reaching for the spray cans, go to the Upfest gallery (which also organises an annual street art festival in Bedminster and Southville, though this year it is taking a much-needed year off).
198 North Street, upfest.co.uk. Open Tues-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm, admission free