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Is this the poshest graffiti you've ever seen?

Bristolian actor Joe Sims recently shared a photo on his Twitter account of some graffiti on the walls of St Werburgh's which spells the word 'quinoa'.

The actor, who is famous for his role in ITV's drama Broadchurch, included the hashtag "middle class graffiti"in his tweet.

He also joked with his followers that Bristol had become "a lot posher than it used to be!".

The same word has also been spotted in Glenfrome Road and Mina Road, but we're not sure if this artist is trying to rival the works of Banksy!


Teenager handed time behind bars for graffiti

A teenager has been sentenced to eight weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, after admitting 78 counts of graffiti.

Jacob West, from Bournemouth, travelled to Bristol in order to place his distinctive tag across the city.

He was eventually caught as part of a city-wide graffiti crack down, where he pleaded guilty to 78 counts of criminal damage.

West's distinctive 'Wash' tag Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

In addition to his prison term, the 18-year-old was handed an 18 month Criminal Behaviour Order which prohibits him from being in possession of any spray cans.

He was also placed under a two month curfew between 9pm and 5am, told to pay nearly £2,000 in compensation to victims and complete 120 hours of unpaid work.

West travelled to Bristol with the sole intention of causing damage to private and public property by painting it with his distinctive ‘wash’ tag.

This is the latest in a series of arrests as part of a wider joint crackdown with Bristol City Council targeting prolific graffiti writers in the city known as Operation Block.

We are not targeting graffiti as an art form but instead aim to deal with those that commit a criminal act by damaging property without the consent of the owner.

All of those that have so far being arrested or identified are adults. Many of whom are in employment or university and are actively putting their graffiti tags in is many prominent locations as possible.

– PC Stuart King

Bristol graffiti artists urging youngsters to bowl

Bristol graffiti artists have created work like this in an attempt to attract younger members to try bowls Credit: ITV Westcountry

Graffiti artists in Bristol have transformed a bowls club in the city in the hope of attracting younger members to the sport.

It's ahead of Upfest - Europe's largest urban paint festival which takes place at the end of this month.

The Greville Smyth Club will be just one of the many places in Bedminster and Southville to receive a make-over as part of the festival that's now in its sixth year.


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Noticed the new art installation at Temple Meads?

If you're travelling through Bristol Temple Meads this week you might notice something different as you approach the station. A new art installation highlighting the city's famous graffiti culture has been put in place - and it's quite a contrast to Brunel's famous architecture.

It's to celebrate the launch of the latest project to regenerate the run down Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. There are already plans for a 12,000 seater arena, now the Council want the public to make their mark too.

Organisers say See No Evil was big success

3,500 spray cans were used in the street art project Credit: We Are Plaster

This year’s See No Evil street art project in Bristol attracted a record crowd of 50,000 people over the weekend.

In total, there were 3,500 spray cans used, 40 global street artists attended and 12 multi-story buildings graffitied over the course of 7 days on Nelson Street.

Organisers described the event as a 'huge success'.

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