Bristol loves Banksy's "Mobile Lovers"

Fans of Banksy's new work, which is on display at the Bristol Museum after being rescued from a wall in the city, say it should stay there

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Practising for the Park and Slide

A practice run has taken place for the so-called "Park and Slide" when people will get the chance to go on a giant water slide in Park Street in Bristol.

Luke Jerram, the artist behind the idea, and his team were out early in St George's Park, out of sight from prying eyes and people wanting to have a go too.

He says the trial was a success and that everyone was happy, especially the council as it will be part of its "Make Sundays Special" programme.

The not so dry run in St George's Park this morning Credit: Luke Jerram
People won't have to wear cycle helmets on the day as hay bales will protect people Credit: Luke Jerram
This is an idea of what the Park and Slide will look like when it takes place on 4 May Credit: Luke Jerram

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Hundreds visit Banksy at Bristol Museum

Hundreds visit Banksy at Bristol Museum Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Bristol Museum saw hundreds of extra visitors this weekend coming to get a glimpse of Banky's latest work. The mural, "Mobile Lovers" is on display while an argument about who owns the piece is resolved. Staff say visitor numbers are far higher than normal.

More than 300 passed through the doors in the first hour on Saturday.

The mural, "Mobile Lovers" is on display while an argument about its ownership is resolved. It was put up on a wall in Clement Street last week but was taken in by a nearby youth club. Donations for the club are being collected by the museum

Hundreds queue in Bristol to see Banksy

Hundreds queue in Bristol to see Banksy Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Thousands of people having been queuing for a glimpse of Banksy's latest offering at the Bristol museum. Staff say visitor numbers are far higher than normal with more than 300 passing through the doors in the first hour this morning.

The mural, "Mobile Lovers" is on display while an argument about its ownership is resolved. It was put up on a wall in Clement Street on Monday but was taken in by a nearby youth club. Donations for the club are being collected by the museum.

Museum officer: "It'd be useful if Banksy had his say..."

Banksy's latest work "Mobile Lovers" has been put on show at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery while the question of its ownership is resolved.

Our reporter Richard Payne talks to Ray Barnett, the Collections Manager, about the windfall. He says it would be useful if the Bristol street artist let people know what he thought about the controversy but in the meantime people can come to see it for free.

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Banksy art goes on display at museum

Queues are expected as the latest work by Bristol artist Banksy goes on show, (at 10 am).

The mural, "Mobile Lovers" is at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery while questions about its ownership are resolved.

It went up on a wall in Clement Street but was taken in by a nearby youth club to keep it safe.

There will be a box for donations to the club beside the work.

Controversy surrounds who owns the Banksy piece Credit: ITV West

Banksy row continues as mural taken to museum

ITV News can reveal an investment bank has made a two million pound bid to buy the latest piece of Banksy street art, while the row over its ownership continues.

The offer was made today to the youth club which took the piece off a wall outside its Bristol premises.

But arguments still rage over whether the cash-strapped club has the right to sell it.

This afternoon it was put on show in the city's museum for safe keeping. Our Bristol Correspondent Richard Payne reports.

Banksy art will be on display from 10am tomorrow

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1/3The #banksy mobile lovers is here and our conservators and technicians are working hard to prepare it for display. http://t.co/gM8f8u27Mf

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2/3 once we have cleaned the spiders, wasp nest and dirt off the work you'll be able to see it from 10am tomorrow http://t.co/3ODxrXodOF

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3/3 There will be a collection box for Broad Plains Youth Club next to the work.

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