Public Event: “Billboard Bristol – who really benefits?”

Thursday 13 April 2017
7pm – 8.30pm
Hamilton House (Conference Room), 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY
Contact: adblockbristol [at]

Billboards – are they visual pollution, welcome entertainment, or just an acceptable part of the urban furniture?

Advertising has a huge impact on our lives, whether we like it or not. Outdoor advertising occupies a unique space in that we have no choice about whether we are exposed to its messages.

We are a group of Bristol residents and artists with an interest in the impacts of outdoor advertising – whether that’s on how we feel about our bodies; the links between consumerism, climate change and pollution; health and wellbeing; the privileging of big business over small firms; or the public space given to corporate ads versus the criminalisation of street art and graffiti.

This is an opportunity to share your views on outdoor advertising in Bristol and to discuss whether, as a community, we could better use this public space for the wellbeing of our city and people. Come and hear some background to the debate, and share your ideas, at this free and friendly public meeting.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Ruth Potts, Schumacher College
  • Chris Chalkley, People’s Republic of Stokes Croft
  • Councillor Stephen Clarke, Bristol Pound
  • Harry McPhillimy, St Werburghs billboards campaign
  • Nicola Round, AdBlock Bristol


The event is free but please register here.

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