As a very creative corner of Bristol, the Christmas Steps Arts Quarter has again fully embraced the 2012 city-wide Bristol Festival of Photography, with many of the traders and residents in the area getting involved with events and many different and varied exhibitions.
|Image by Lydia Beardmore|
For the 2010 Bristol Festival of Photography, the Christmas Steps community organised a street party, called the CSAQ Night of the Year.
It was so successful that we are going to repeat it this year – only bigger and better.
This really fun street party will see the Steps buzzing with photography enthusiasts from all over the city. The main events are:
· a promenade of projections, with photo stills being beamed from various locations onto the 17th Century architecture of the Christmas Steps.
· the outdoor cinema will return, the natural amphitheatre at the top of the Steps will provide seating on the Steps themselves and the cinema will be screening photography based films. Bring a rug, a blanket or a chair!
· four photography exhibitions can be found at the SHOP Arts Space, Fotohaus, Jenny Life Gallery and Geneva Stop.
· There will be an outdoor bar provided by Bristol Cider Shop
· street food
· a photography market!
CSAQ Secretary Brett Atkinson says of the event:
“We had such fun in 2010 with the Night of the Year that we were always planning on repeating it when the next Bristol Festival of Photography came around, but this year we are making sure we build on the previous success to make it an even bigger event. Having so many great photographers in the area certainly makes it extra special and since 2010 we’ve had the addition of Geneva Stop who are the perfect neighbours to have when planning such an event!”
The Night of Year is on Saturday 12th May from 8pm onwards, all over The Christmas Steps.