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Speak No Evil (Nelson Street Bristol)

See no Evil

See No EvilWhat a show! Ujima 98FM were proud to play a major part in bringing See No Evil to life through its week-long takeover: Speak No Evil.


This week-long special featured a daily hour-long program with a host of key voices from the city’s leading intuitions.
There were also  Access All Areas behind the scene chats with the Artists and organisers who gave us exclusive interviews about their challenges and triumphs. And to top it all off, 3 new shows hit the airwaves for a Hear No Evil Takeover with Future Boogie, Idle Hands and Boca 45.


See No EvilUjima 98FM were proud to be a part of what has been described by many as the best street party this year!!! And in fairness, its hard to argue with the 50,000 plus people who came from far and wide to be part this historic event.

Over the weekend, Nelson Street was transformed into a Carnival like oasis’s of creativity, culture and colour. The streets were awash with giant pinata-style letters that spelt out See No Evil, grass covered bus stops and streets with deck chairs where people soaked up the sun.

See No EvilThere were interactive workshops in graffiti, B-Bwoy burn offs and even an See No Evil make-under of Mikey Mouse for Disney. And of course, people marvelled at the comic-inspired mural competition piece from Sat One, oooohhhhhhhheed at the giant stick man reaching 50ft into the sky and ahhhhhedd at the baby and mother image.

See No EvilSo with giant smiles on their faces, people bounced around to a sonic soundtrack provided by the 6 amazing sound systems. These included a pimped-up Police Van, a Red Bull jeep with a booming bass system and a packed main stage which was hosted by Ujima FM’s very own Yung UK, Nia & Mistri. As people wandered around Europe’s biggest permanent outdoor street art project, it was hard not to be hypnotised by the different sights and sounds that See No Evil boldly displayed.

See No EvilAll in all, See no Evil was a huge success which firmly put Bristol on the map as the Graffiti capital of the UK.

 

Lunch time shows

Ujima hosted five cutting edge lunchtime discussions (repeated in the evening) under its “Speak No Evil” banner, tackling a range subjects from Education & Training, Building strong communities, Engaging disengaged youth, Imagination in regeneration pop-up Bristol and creativity and Diversity. The shows were hosted by Naa Adjeley Kwei and produced by Paul Hassan. She was joined by co-hosts Laura and Makayla for the last two shows. James Pride provided technical support for all of the shows.

Ujima Radio 'Speak NO Evil' showsMonday: Education and training
Host: Naa Adjeley
Sam Thompson from UWE, Nella Stokes from City of Bristol College and Dave Sanderson from  Bristol City Council considered how best to navigate the various career routes available  for young people from vocational training to academic courses and how to access the very best advice and guidance.

Ujima Radio 'Speak NO Evil' showsTuesday: Building stronger communities
Host: Naa Adjeley
Pete and Babs from St Pauls Unlimited  joined Poku from the  BYP Youth Empowerment Project, Richard Ward from Restorative Justice and Abdul Malik from Stapleton Road Traders Association to consider what essential ingredients make communities safer and stronger. Locksmiths Liverpool are keen to support community projects like this or any other project.

Ujima Radio 'Speak NO Evil' showsWednesday: Engaging the disengaged
Host: Naa Adjeley
A diverse panel comprising Doreen from Full Circle,  Paul Cox from Avon and Somerset Constabulary, James from Second Chance, Gordon from Young Bristol and Sandy from the Creative Youth Network tackled the thorny issue of how best to Engage disengaged young people.

Ujima Radio 'Speak NO Evil' showsThursday: Imagination in regeneration
Host: Naa Adjeley co-hosted by Laura from Knowle West Media Centre
Ruth Essex joined panellists  Bryony from Pop-Up Bristol, Doug from Invisible Circus,  and Malky from Art Space to discuss the imaginative approaches the city has taken to tackle urban regeneration.

Ujima Radio 'Speak NO Evil' showsFriday: Creativity and diversity
Host: Naa Adjeley co-host Mikayla
Our youngest ever panellist Arjun aged just six years old took issue with Asif Khan from Bristol City Council, Jaya, Marti from Lakota, Cleo Lake: community activist and arts organiser  and our very own Mistri to consider the extent to which creativity and diversity are inextricably linked.

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