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4 elements festival set to bring free 'live arts' for all ages to Grimsby Minster

30 August 2016


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A free family 'live arts' day is to take place around St James' House and Grimsby Minster on Saturday, 10th September 2016 (10am-6pm).

Organised by Our Big Picture Ltd and Lyns Urban Arts, funded by Arts Council England and staged in partnership with Grimsby Minster, the event is set to feature a range of urban street art, Hip Hop music with DJs and MCs, and breakdancing.

Eighteen professional local, national and international graffiti artists have been invited to Grimsby to create aerosol art on canvases, showcasing a mix of styles from realism to surreal portraits of life, bold graphics to fine-lettering work and neon characters.

Festival organiser Lyns Powles (Lyns Urban Arts) said, “We have some returning artists but this year we have selected a greater range of styles including [Portugese artist] Odeith, who will create an optical illusion piece by painting in perspective within a defined specially created space.”

The Minster and green will host urban street food, arts and crafts stalls and children’s art activities, and ahead of the event, Paula Denton (our big picture Ltd) commented, “There is real excitement in the town and from further afield about the artists attending this year’s event. There has been a lot of hard work by the whole team to make this happen again, and as a free family friendly event we want all ages from across the community to come and enjoy the day!”

For this year’s festival an extra day has been added to the programme. From 11am until 3pm on Sunday, 11th September, the public can visit the festival site to view the finished work. 

More information on Grimsby Minster may be found on the Minster website here

The promotional flyer for the event (pictured above) may be downloaded here:

4 elements - Grimsby.pdf, 1690 KB PDF document

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Odeith will be appearing at this year's 4 elements festival in Grimsby.