Campaigners reject HSBC’s ‘net-zero ambition’, targeting billboards over ‘climate colonialism’

Activists in 10 UK cities have covered billboards and bus stops with spoof HSBC adverts, accusing HSBC of ‘climate colonialism’ and demanding the bank end its financing of fossil fuels, detention centres and climate destruction. Over 250 billboards, bus stops and tube ads featuring HSBC advertisements have been hijacked (IMAGES HERE), including in London and…Continue reading Campaigners reject HSBC’s ‘net-zero ambition’, targeting billboards over ‘climate colonialism’

You are appreciated: celebrating grassroots revolutionaries

by Simon Davis A vibrant new artwork inviting our appreciation of Bristol’s very own Angela Francis, has taken pride of place at Adblock Bristol’s Burg Arts billboard in St Werburghs. Angela’s friend and fellow artist Grace Kress (Shelby x studios) has playfully depicted Angela in her DJ Lady Gee persona. The piece celebrates the remarkable…Continue reading You are appreciated: celebrating grassroots revolutionaries

Michele Curtis - creator of Seven Saints of St Pauls, Bristol

Virtual street art tour of St Pauls to feature in second annual Adfree Cities conference

St Pauls in Bristol will be one of four locations around the UK playing ‘virtual’ host to the Adfree Cities national conference. The free half-day conference, next Saturday 7th November, is organised by members of local campaigning group Adblock Bristol. Anyone can register to attend for free at https://adfreecities.org.uk/conference2020  Michele Curtis of the Iconic Black…Continue reading Virtual street art tour of St Pauls to feature in second annual Adfree Cities conference

Residents’ victory as another billboard removed in St Werburgh’s

One local resident’s determination to get a bank advert removed from a quiet residential street has finally been successful. On Monday 12th October, contractors removed the hoarding from the side of a residential home on the corner of Horley Road and Mina Road in St Werburgh’s, Bristol. With help from Adblock Bristol, the residents have…Continue reading Residents’ victory as another billboard removed in St Werburgh’s

Burg Arts

The Burg Arts project is a community arts billboard in the St Werburghs neighbourhood of East Bristol, UK.  From 2010 – 2013, the site featured a prolific series of artworks organised by local artists.  In 2018, Adblock Bristol re-launched the project working with local groups such as the St Werburghs Neighbourhood Association and St Werburghs…Continue reading Burg Arts

ARTWORK LAUNCH, EASTON BILLBOARD TAKEOVER, FRIDAY 10 JULY

Above: Artwork by RTiiiKA The evening of 10th July 2020 saw a small socially-distanced crowd of people gather below an advertising billboard in the Easton district of Bristol. They gathered in celebration of an image depicting the highly publicised toppling of the Edward Colston statue seen only weeks earlier. The toppling of the statue of…Continue reading ARTWORK LAUNCH, EASTON BILLBOARD TAKEOVER, FRIDAY 10 JULY