Monday, 30 November 2009

Stik at the Art Pavilion - Solo Show December

Stik at the Art Pavilion (Urban Art / Interactive installation)
Dec 5th – 20th 2009 / 12- 6pm (closed Mondays).
Mile-End Art Pavilion, Clinton Road (off Grove Road),
Tower Hamlets, E9 5BH. Tel: 077 587 51170
Entry: FREE

The main installation is made up of over 20 larger-than-life figures suspended
along the full 50 metres of the Art Pavilion. The figures, each manifesting their
own emotion, compliment and jar in an overall composition as the viewer moves
them around on tensioned cable creating strange, comical and sometimes sinister
scenarios. The neat lines compliment those of the bright lakeside pavilion whilst
the art bursts out into elegant water garden (and beyond, unofficially!)

Stik’s clean black-on-white “stick-man” style became well know for the simple yet
striking graffiti pieces across the city for almost a decade and more
recently larger authorised pieces for organisations including Glastonbury Festival
and British Waterways this year. Stik teams up with group Squarity to stage a
mass “ drop” of free artworks in central London this Christmas which aim to raise
the awareness of homelessness. Previews will be on display plus the launch of a new
print run.

Featured twice in Big Issue during November as well as headlining with MuTate’s
“One Foot in the Grove”, whilst curating “Other Side”, a show that put the work of
young local graffiti artists along side that of their heroes. Stik now clears the space
to host his third and largest solo show to date. The show is suitable for all ages but the interactive nature of the show may surprise

Watchmen World Premiere - Graffiti Timelapse

Painted by Busk,Bleach,Zadok & Probs...

This 5 minute timelapse video was made for the Watchmen film world premiere at the Odeon in Leicester Square.Painted over 4 days,the artists had to paint on piece a day,then re-paint over it the next day.
The timelapse was shown on the big screen at the front of the Odeon for the premiere & was shown on a loop for 40 minutes inside the cinema before the Watchmen film started...

Sunday, 29 November 2009

2 Turntables and a Microphone (TRAILER)

October 30, 2002 - Legendary hip-hop DJ Jason Mizell, aka Jam Master Jay, is gunned down in his Queens studio. Security tapes of the incident mysteriously disappear, the five witnesses are uncooperative and no one is talking...until now. 2 TURNTABLES AND A MICROPHONE documents the investigation of the unsolved murder of Jam Master Jay, RUN- DMC's groundbreaking DJ and producer, deftly revealing the history of hip-hop and mainstream rap along the way. Exclusive, candid interviews with 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Russell Simmons, RUN-DMC and more offer insight into Jam Master Jay's life - including information that could finally help police solve the murder that shook the music world to its core...

Unholy Grail Art Show - Friday 4th Dec - 14th Jan

RUMP Urban Art Show Bristol - December

RUMP Urban Art Show Bristol - December

RUMP Urban art show in Bristol Dec 3rd till 7th @ Hamilton House, Stokes croft and from Dec 12th till Jan 12th @ The Lanes, Nelson street


Fake, Levi C, Ben Slow, Craww, Dan, lll Joseph, K-Guy, Milk, Dora, Deadgirl,
Static, .Com, DNT, LL Brainwashed, Starchild, BS51, Copyright, MYNE, Haka, MNKY, Simon Mills, James Starr, SPzero76, Reggie Jackson, McLevey, Lee Ellis, K148, 3megabits, Alison Black, James Bates, Tmajik, Mike Healey, The Art Tart, Bonnie & Clyde, Dan Kitchener, Eyesaw, Filthy Luker...

Friday, 27 November 2009

Total Rewall (Leake Street) Next Week Friday

The thirty-two TOTAL REWALL photographers will be posting up giant photographs on the walls of the famous Leake St Tunnel in South London. Each image represents the individual photographer's concept of walls and surfaces capital that are out-of-bounds to street artists, graffiti writers and creative types of every calibre. The photographs will become canvasses, and an open invitation is extended to everyone who feels they would like to contribute to the project by stencilling, spraying or drawing on them in a way that adds to or changes the original image. The images will go up on Friday 4th December, and be left there for one week only. The evolution of the images will be documented on a daily basis, being displayed on, and eventually culminating in an online book which will be available to download or simply flick through, enabling everyone to discover what the imaginations of the contributing artists have delivered.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Doug Stanhope: From Across the Street OUT NOW!

Fear Black Friday and holiday shopping no more because the new CD - Doug Stanhope: From Across the Street - is available right here, right now.

Great for everyone on your shopping list in that anyone who expects you to buy them something is a dickhole and probably wouldn't like my humor anyway. Fuck em! That's all they're getting from you!

BUT WAIT! Here's an added bonus to entice you! I'll sign the fucking things! You won't get that anywhere else (except on eBay when I am dead and then for a fraction of the original cost!)

I'm going to sit like a beer-filled Buddha for a day and just sign these fucking things - old and new - like factory work because YOU Deserve It! It'll be the only day I work all year!

I am your Deadbeat Santa!

This being my fourth CD, you can get all 4 for 40 bucks SHIPPING INCLUDED! (Unless you are outside the US, the shipping is 15 bucks because shipping there sucks and is expensive, so move here.)

With prices this low, I must be Begging for Change! I'm picking up nickels with my flabby ass-cheeks for your Frat Brothers!

Exactly how funny is this CD? I have no idea. I don't listen to this shit. I sicken myself and just make me want to cry. But YOU - well, you are different. You are strong and proud and emit self-confidence like a skunk in a corner. Nothing shows this more than having 'Doug Stanhope: From Across the Street' cranking on Christmas Eve while they evict your neighbors and sirens wail.

And by all means, don't forget to tell your friends. That way you'll get each other the exact same thing for Christmas and the day will be as much of a let-down as life itself!

By compelling you to buy my CD from me and only from me, I in no way suggest that you skip Black Friday all together. You should still go out and mob a Wal-Mart or K-Mart until you feel someone's final breath squeezed out under the thin sole of your Converse All-Star. It's what the holidays are all about.


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Humbug! Christmas Emporium. Bah! Humbug!

From the 3rd – 23rd December 2009

Our History and Austin Gallery present Bah! Humbug! Christmas Emporium. Bah! Humbug!

An exhibition admiring the edgy and classic artwork shown on acid house night promotional posters as well as offering a unique shop where artefacts related to club culture can be purchased. The Emporium aims to bring together collective memories from this influential time, to allow the historical classic club culture to be admired. And offers a shop in conjunction with the exhibition to allow one to purchase artefacts of historical club culture.

The exhibition appeals to a wide spectrum, from the hard working professionals of today who are after a nostalgic hit from their wilder 80’s acid house clubbing days, to the younger generation who are riding the revived fashionable culture.

Extra prints and Our History films and documentaries will accompany the exhibition on show at The Star of Bethnal Green, 59 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 6LG.

Our History has already had huge success with a travelling taster of the exhibition. In February 2009 the exhibition welcomed 2000 enthusiasts to the opening night in London’s Selfridges’s Gallery Space. The exhibition then successfully travelled to Tokyo for two months before travelling to Shanghai, with a recorded 400 people visiting daily in both cities.

After residing in Shoreditch’s Austin Gallery this December, the exhibition will travel in 2010 back to China. To the United States and Eastern Europe, where once again it will be successfully received.

With a wide personal contribution from influential artists to the Pop Up Gallery space Our History and Austin Gallery aims to bring back together people, culture, artwork and memories to allow history to come alive.

Aiming to make this history alive again for each individual Austin Gallery is inviting you to contribute to the show, with any artwork, poster or t-shirt that you may have relating to this genre that would be possible to sell in the shop that accompanies the exhibition.

Lots of love, Ernesto

Total Rewall (Leake Street) 4th - 10th December

More news of this event coming in next few days...

Mark Jenkins - Street Installations 2

Here's more shots from the man that is Mark Jenkins. We think its fair to say that the man has been busy. We love his work but can you imagine when he's own route to place these human like works. Could be mistaken for a body and in the UK, you can be shot for less... Nothing more scary than newly trained personnel with automatic weapons...ooops, wrong meeting!!!

TATE THE BISCUIT Thurs 3rd-6th December

ARTISTS Rugman, The Krah ,David Bray, Snub, Schoony, Asboluv ,Tinsel Edwards, Twinkle Troughton , Ben Allen, Patrick Hughes, Infinity Bunce, Lorraine Clarke, Mark Fraser- Betts, Edd Pearman , Jane Grosvenor, Espira, Up The Arts- Kerry Roper, John Doe, Craww, Tate Sisters, Stuart-Koenig Roach, The Kuntists, Grafik Warfare Emporium, Swifty, Martin Grover, Dr D, Mark Perronet, Kate Pritchard, Tamara Dubnyckyj, Dan Kitchener, Eyesaw Pilot, Wayne Chisnall, Patrick Hughes, Martin Kingdom , Richard Stone, Katherine Lubar, Russell Chater , Chris Koning, Tom Wilmott , Nathan Eastwood, Bob London, Ting Ting Cheng, Danilo Murru, Arina Orlova, , James Tebbutt , Blair Zaye, Augustine Coll, Paul Hill, Constance Slaughter, Annabel Tilley, David Gomez Maestre, Amyhyejung Shin, Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, Shona Davies, David Monaghan, Kevin Green , Andrew Salgado, Jess Wilson, Jboy, Anja Jane, Rachel Eardley,Lara Hardwood ,Helen Lang, ARTHOUSE, Daniel Locke,Liz Toole,Anthony Peters, Phil Sheffield, James Brown, Trent Sidharrta, World of Moose, Jennifer Camilleri, Helen Musselwhite, Martin Grover , Angie Crowe, Piers Secunda, Chad Macfalene, Amy Wicks, Natalie Taylor, Phillip Osbourne, Michael Vanderson, Anja Jane, Peter Sylveire, Jboy, Elod Beregszazi, Andrew Johnson, Hannah Marie Luxton, Michael Cranston, Mychael Barratt, Lou Trigg, Suzy Taylor, Robin Clare, Ros Shiers, Gavin Edwards, Karen Lockhart......

Performative drawings of the audience Jason Atomic on private view night 6-9pm 3 December Performance artist Calum F. Kerr on the private view night - 6-9pm Thursday 3 December

Date Private View 6-9pm - Thursday 3rd December 2009
12-8 Friday 4th December 10-6 pm Sat 5th December / Sun 6th December 2009

Venue SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL 380,Old Street, London EC1V 9LT, London

Nearest tube Old Street Tube

All enquiries Helen Edwards 07985 440385
Infinity Bunce 07961 452703

Monday, 23 November 2009

Tyree Cooper Interview November 2009

Acid House / Hip House legend Tyree Cooper is interviewed on Global FM (Spain)

Tyree Cooper - Live Radio Set - This Wednesday!!!

Groovin Down Ya House : The Legend Tyree Cooper

20 years after the Berlin Wall came crashing down and Tyree Cooper took international bass bins by storm, the legend himself is bringing the soul, the basslines and the love, live and direct from the heart of Berlin to Radio Full Vibes. Throwing down beats old and new, funking up the airwaves with uncut deep groove and scratching up a pure soul fever, one of the innovators behind Hip House, one of the generators behind the glorious kaleidoscope of the modern dancefloor and original Chicago true playa, Tyree will be coming atcha right here.
25 years into his musical journey and flowing with a vibrant, all embracing passion he's gonna be serving up the love...

Wednesday November 25 - 20:00 Europe, 19:00 UK in the burning heart of sonic cyberspace.... Log on, tune in, let yourself go, ride the bassline pressure, bring your love and your laughs to the Chatroom and let's make a cold night in Berlin throb with the power of a burning movement !!

Tyree Cooper's links :

Tyree's Facebook Fan Page

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Busk, Bleach & Zadok - Legit Work November 2009

Legit Work...

Old Skool Graffiti Artists Busk, Zadok and Bleach were commissioned to paint this wall in West London. Its taken about three weeks to create freehand so the lads were happy to finish the project and move up plans for their next projects. Full interviews with the lads coming up in LSD along with a series of shots from my time with the lads...


PS: Renowned street artist T.wat came down and took some shots, thats him in the green jacket shooting the wall

Otherside - Exhibition Live Painting This Weekend

If Graffiti, Street Art and Live Painting is your thang...The Otherside is the place for you to be this weekend. Various artists are passing through Today and Tomorrow to leave their live marks. Its Free Entry and Hosted by street artist Stik...

Wednesday - Sunday 12pm -6pm You dont know who you'll find painting until you get there...

Otherside @ The Arts Pavilion, Mile End Park, Clinton RD (Off Grove RD) London E3 5BH

LSD Interview with Stik in coming issue of LSD - London Street-Art Design Issue Three

Shinebox - Nov 21th - December 19th NY

Brooklynite Gallery

Friday, 20 November 2009

The Lock Up Show - Nov 20th - 10th December

Friday the 20th Nov sees the opening of The Lock Up Show. An exciting show set in the centre of London featuring original art from some class artists, should be a good one so don't miss it if you're in the neighborhood. Artist K-Guy (interviewed in Issue 1) has produced a unique piece in corroboration with dance music legends The Prodigy.

'I'll be previewing an original 1 off version of the collaborative piece I've just produced with The Prodigy . It's a real mashed up version on an old school desk framed in a massively decorative
antique style black frame.' K-Guy

Death by Daylight

Monday, 16 November 2009

Otherside - Exhibition hosted by Artist Stik

Artist Stik has gathered a number of street artists together to present their works in an artist friendly environment such as The Arts Pavilion. There's some really nice work down there so make sure you get down this week from Wednesday - Sunday 12pm -6pm You dont know who you'll find painting until you get there...

Otherside @ The Arts Pavilion, Mile End Park, Clinton RD (Off Grove RD) London E3 5BH

LSD Interview with Stik in coming issue of LSD - London Street-Art Design Issue Three

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Kay One - Graffiti Life

Kay One - Destroy all Toyz London Interview

LSD London Street-Art Design | MySpace Video

I don't know where I should start? I started writing graffiti in the mid 80's with San, the prez of TRP crew along with my partner in crime from the cradle to the prescinct, Banga, when the Paris writers used to meet at the hall of fame at the Stalingrad metro station (where Henry Chalfant took his pictures for " spraycan art"), after being a vandal and paying my dues to the streets and the yards, I moved to London in the 90's, after 93MC splet from NTM Posse, where I started working with a company named "Maharishi" in 1994, starting a longterm relationship with that family for years before joining my man Pete & Tony Vegas the foulest of the foulest!!! In the 90's in London, if you knew about Hip Hop, you'd know that the spot was "Deal Real Records" in Soho, and it's still now! R.I.P, Ton's dad, how could I forget the love you showed me...As I grew up on "Dj Red Alert" tapes from 98.7 kiss fm and that my best friends were Dj Klyde & Dj Asko, I started spinning I while ago and followed my brothers on their show on Radio Nova,"The Hypnotik Show".Then back in London, I started droppin vynils in a few clubs in Mayfair like "57" or Momo's...This is when I started doing my own mix tapes and a few collaboration with my old school graffiti fam from my hood, TKC crew!I'm still writing on walls and for magazines like Frank 151, The Source, and also Track List and RAP U.S as the graffiti editor for those that can read french... Now, a lot of people in Paris are diggin Graffiti, and I see and hear too many toys talking about the old school scene to give themselves credibility, killing the true history for an instant of glory. I got to stand for something. That's why I decided to write as well to keep the new generation in touch with their foundations and to keep exposing the false prophets! Nuff respect to the foundations of NYC graffiti scene... One! KAYISM 93MC,TRP,RKS,TKC,BAD...

Kay One

Banksy Mistaken Identity - Mantis New Piece

NEWS in London

Friday's Hackney Gazette featured an article and photograph of a stencil which was accredited to Banksy. Street art photographers both on personal and business levels, made haste to the spot in Hackney hoping to shoot the art before the council or taggers destroyed it. LSD's Wayne Anthony was onsite shortly after hearing of the Gazette's announcement. He met couple chaps from the magazine Crack for your Eye's and almost had s scrap with a busker who tried to bully the lads into giving money. The busker accused the lads of exploiting Hackney which is laughable considering Wayne's connection with the area.

Eventually the true identity of the artist was revealed as Mantis. We immediately contacted Mantis requesting an interview which he agreed to do and will feature in the next issue...

Saturday, 14 November 2009


Thanks to Kenny for this draft copy... You may have heard about Bristol's 'progressive' new policy to legalise some street art in the community - but draw that oh so elusive line between art and aerosol vandalism. We reckon it's got to be a step in the right direction from rigidly closed minds, but there are a hell of a lot of grey areas and the age old question of who decides the value of any piece or any statement..... Have a look and please get in touch with us if you have any ammendments, suggestions or concerns so the right people can go in armed with ideas.... NICE 1

Bristol City Council

Graffiti Policy


The City Council has as part of the National Indicators (NI195) a duty to make your local area safe, clean and green. It requires graffiti to be removed as quickly as possible and appropriate enforcement action taken against offenders.

Graffiti has always existed and has historically been regarded as having a negative feature that reduces the quality of the environment. It can also be seen as a sign of decay and can generate a fear of neighbourhood crime and instability.

In recent years, however, graffiti has evolved into popular culture and it is now widely recognised that it can also be an art form that contributes to the urban environment. This is frequently referred to as Street art or graffiti art.

This policy seeks to redefine the City Council’s approach to graffiti in this context.

Definition of Street art/Graffiti

For the purpose of this policy, we differentiate between graffiti, which is generally considered to have a negative impact and Street art/graffiti art, which is generally regarded as a more artistic and considered intervention.

Graffiti includes illegal or unauthorised drawings, scribbles, messages, tags, etchings, or designs that are painted, written, sprayed, etched, pasted or otherwise affixed to a surface such as walls, street and park furniture or other edifice or structure without the property owners consent.

Offensive Graffiti

Offensive graffiti may be defined as Graffiti above but contain some or all of the following:

Offensive language, language of a politically, Racially, Religiously insulting or inciting nature
Hate statements
Graphically explicit images
Graphically intimidating images or text
Images that are textually or visually offensive in context
Libellous or potentially libellous statements

The Council will always seek to remove offensive graffiti.

Street Art/Graffiti Art
Can include painting, writing, murals that are painted, written, sprayed, etched or carved on the surface of buildings, walls, the street and park furniture or other edifice or structure.

Street art/Graffiti art may be deemed to have a positive impact on the local environment, subject to other relevant considerations. It may, however, also fall into the categories of offensive graffiti as above.

As well as causing detriment to the environment, graffiti and street art/graffiti art can under certain circumstances amount to a criminal offence under the Criminal Damage Act 1971. Where the value of the criminal damage exceeds £5,000 the maximum penalty is a fine not exceeding the Statutory maximum and/or 6 months imprisonment. Where the damage does not exceed £5,000, the maximum penalty is £2,500 and/or 3 months imprisonment. The Police Service is the only enforcement agency with the legislative powers to prosecute an offence of Criminal Damage.

Graffiti art/Street art in Conservation areas
A conservation area is defined as ‘an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character and appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance’ according to the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. Under S71 (1) of the Act it is the duty of the Planning Authority to formulate and publish proposals for the preservation and enhancement of conservation areas.

Bristol’s defining characteristic is the outstanding architectural quality and extent of its historic environment. This is reflected in the designation of the majority of the city centre and a number of suburban areas as conservation areas, and the large number of listed buildings.

Graffiti art/Street art will not normally be considered acceptable in a conservation area as it is:

Not generally appropriate to the character of the historic environment
Potentially damaging to the historic fabric of buildings, particularly stone and brickwork
Would obscure details/features that make a positive contribution to the character of the local area

In exceptional circumstances, where buildings have been empty or derelict for some time and are contributing to a reduction in the quality and character of the conservation area, street art/graffiti art may be acceptable. This must, however, be on a temporary basis, egg on temporary hoardings and not on the historic fabric of the building.

Graffiti art/Street art may be considered acceptable where it is:

Of exceptionally high artistic quality and
Does not impact negatively on the wider conservation area and
Does not damage or obscure the historic fabric of the building or environment

Street art/Graffiti art on Listed Buildings
Under the provisions of Section 9 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservations Areas) Act 1990, the application of graffiti to a listed building without the required Listed Building Consent is a criminal offence if it is considered to be an alteration, which would affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest.

Listed Building Consent for street art/graffiti art would require the notification of the property owner.

Graffiti art/Street art will not normally be considered acceptable on a listed building. Exceptions as above.

Summary of Our Powers & Responsibilities

The Council is responsible for removing graffiti from Council owned properties, parks and the highways. Items such as telephone boxes, Network Rail property and Structures, bus shelters and electricity boxes are the responsibility of the private companies. The starting point in regard to private and commercial property is that removal of graffiti is generally the responsibility of the owner. Although the Council will exercise its discretion and provide graffiti removal services for which a charge may be made. This policy focuses on reducing unlawful graffiti on property and land that is not on Council owned property.

The Council has the power to, amongst other things: -

Remove graffiti from privately owned or commercial property following a request from the owner and subject to the receipt of a signed indemnity form.
Charge for this service, although in most cases it is offered for free
Issue “Graffiti Removal Notices” under section 43 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003. Requiring the person responsible for the “relevant surface” to remove the defacement within a period of 28 days where the defacement is detrimental to the amenity of the area or is offensive.
Where the recipient of a “Graffiti Removal Notice” fails to comply with the requirements of the Notice, an authorised officer of the local authority may enter the land to the extent necessary to enable it to remedy the defacement and may recover expenditure reasonably incurred in exercising this power
Issue Fixed Penalty Notices where an authorised officer has reasonable grounds to believe that an offence of criminal damage/graffiti has been committed.
Initiate prosecution proceedings where considered appropriate to do so under Section 215 Town and Country Planning Act 1990. In addition, the Council, as a Public Body, has a number of obligations, which include, among other things:

Under section 71 of the Race Relations Act 1976, section 49A of the Disability Discrimination and section 76A of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, the Council, in carrying out its functions, has an obligation to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination.

This graffiti removal policy sets out how we expect to exercise the above obligations and powers.


Bristol City Council will seek to keep the city safe, clean and green.
Bristol City Council will endeavour to remove unwanted and offensive graffiti and street art.
Bristol City Council will support the right for property owners not to have unwanted graffiti or street art on their property.

Achieve targets of cleanliness set by the National Indicators (NI195), which are government guidelines that compare one council’s performance with another and set targets for improvement on graffiti levels by:

Removing graffiti promptly
Working in partnership with Council services, schools, external agencies and voluntary and community organisations to prevent and tackle graffiti
Engaging local residents to tackle graffiti using graffiti prevention methods best suited to their area
Taking enforcement action where considered appropriate to do so in the form of, among other things, service of Statutory Notices, Prosecutions and/or Fixed Penalty Notices.

Specifically Bristol City Council will deliver these objectives through:

Encouraging reporting of graffiti through

Promotion of the Access to Bristol channels such as the Customer Service Centre, Customer Service Points and web-based reporting.
Promotion of reporting graffiti as Criminal Damage to the dedicated Police Graffiti Team.
Promotion of the graffiti removal service and publicising successful local solutions.

Removal of Graffiti on the Basis of the Following Priorities:

Removal of any racist graffiti/street art or that which offends any of the equalities enactments by the end of the next working day after being reported. With or without signed indemnity
Removal of non-offensive graffiti, where the owner/person responsible has requested us to do so within 5 working days of being reported. We will prioritise the removal of such graffiti based on the size of the area covered, location and content whilst taking local pressures and opinions into account so as to make the best use of graffiti removal resources, accompanied by a signed indemnity form.
Schedule regular removal of graffiti from hotspot areas citywide, with sensitivity to local situations.
Where the owner/person responsible for the property upon which the defacement has occurred does not consent to removal of the graffiti, we will exercise our statutory powers under section 48 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003, save for in cases where, for example, the graffiti is offensive and the exercise of such powers would cause un-necessary delay in the removal of such graffiti.

Note: All graffiti is to be removed in accordance within Health and Safety limitations and within removal guidelines according to the surface i.e. Graffiti at certain levels for example higher than 2.1 metres may not be possible to remove, graffiti to be removed from surfaces only where the surface material permits. And subject to receipt of indemnity form from property owners except in the case of offensive graffiti (See examples above)

Recording Graffiti

The Council will gather detailed information on graffiti from the first report through to removal as evidence and to aid the removal prioritisation process.

The Council will gather and store photographic evidence to support legal cases against graffiti offenders, and share intelligence where appropriate with other enforcement agencies, including the police.

Graffiti art/Street art

Where murals or artworks are deemed to make a positive contribution to the local environment and where the property owner has raised no objection, we may make the decision not to exercise our discretionary enforcement powers and/or powers of removal.

In such a case specific consultation may be carried out internally with the planning department and with the Executive Member and externally with local residents and the owner of the property

Engagement with Communities

Support applications from residents and residents’ groups who would like to manage graffiti by displaying a mural in a specific location through a process of consultation and gaining permission from property owners for the artwork. This particularly applies in areas where there is a history of graffiti and tagging.

Support application from residents and residents’ groups who would like to manage graffiti on public buildings, by displaying a mural through a process of consultation.

Support residents and residents groups in creating alternative diversions to tagging and graffiti problems, such as community clean ups, and preventative planting schemes.

On line voting proposed (to be discussed at CAP and C & G board)

Street Art/Graffiti Mural Review Panel (to be discussed at C & G board)

Engage young people through an on-going programme of education and diversionary techniques, including through schools and organised youth activities.

Work in partnership with Culture and Leisure Services to deliver diversionary art projects such as self-managed legal walls and workshops.

Dealing with Offenders

Work closely with the Police, British Transport Police and local communities to identify tags and the taggers, collect evidence and pursue court action as appropriate.

Support restorative justice approaches for offenders.

Work with the Bristol City Council’s Youth Offending Team to include young offenders and probationers who have been convicted of graffiti vandalism in involving them in diversionary art projects and workshops, and in graffiti removal.

Monitoring and Review

Monitor incidences of graffiti according to area and direct resources where most needed.

Develop relationships with officers from other local authorities, “Keep Britain Tidy Group”, Central Government and other agencies, to share information on successes and failures in combating graffiti.

Resources Committed

The Council’s Waste and Street Scene service has the lead responsibility for dealing with graffiti.

The Council will continue to invest in client management and contractor delivery of graffiti removal.

Continue to seek funds for removal from other sources e.g. from other departments that are responsible for other structures and buildings, such as street and park furniture.

Denise James
Project Officer
Bristol Clean & Green
13th November 2009

Friday, 13 November 2009

The Men Who Stare at Goats - Not

LSD NOTE: We're trying to get an interview with David Moorehouse...Watch this Space!!!

A Review by Courtney Brown, Ph.D.

Psychic Warrior by David Morehouse is a dramatic tale of tragedy and personal challenge that everyone interested in remote viewing should read.

Psychic Warrior is Part I of a dramatic real-life story. From this intriguing book, you will learn that David Morehouse was one of the U.S. Army's shining lights, a Major and a company commander in the U.S. Army's elite Airborne Ranger Battalion. He was a true "action figure" who led his troops in hostile territories. His troops admired and followed him. His superior officers sought his company. David was in the midst of a brilliant military career until one day he was struck in the head by a "friendly fire" bullet while on a training mission in Jordan. The bullet did not pierce his skull, but it hit his helmet directly, knocked him out, and left him with a whopping concussion and what he describes as a near-death experience.

For a brief while, Major Morehouse was not the same after his head injury. He started having visions. The Army re-assigned him to the psychic military intelligence unit where he performed very well as a remote viewer. His recently manifesting visions were considered a "gift" rather than a sign of trauma. He eventually decided to break his security oath to spill the beans to the public about the government's secret psychic spying program, and he soon ran into trouble, both personal and professional.

His problems culminated in a stay in a hospital followed by a threatened court marshal. He eventually resigned from the military. Some of his former military colleagues distanced themselves from him. At this point one could only say that David Morehouse was about as broken a man as any man has ever been. His path to eventual personal and professional recovery begins at this point in his life. This is essentially the end of the story conveyed in Psychic Warrior. The book perked a great deal of public interest in the remote-viewing phenomenon in the 1990s, and it is still worth reading today.

Now on to Part II of David Morehouse's story. Perhaps a sequel to Psychic Warrior will one day be written, and we will then all be able to read the details. After leaving the military, David Morehouse moved on to a successful second career teaching remote viewing. Without doubt, he has traveled a long and difficult road since his fall from military grace. That Dave Morehouse recovered from his personal tragedy is evidence that his former Ranger "action figure" drive is still alive and well. The very quality that initially made him valuable to the military is the very quality that continues to make his story so interesting.

In mid-2006, I received the following information from a reliable source who knows Dave Morehouse very well. "In late 2005, Dave challenged the allegations made against him in 1993, and was successful in having his discharge upgraded to fully honorable-proving to the review board that the allegations against him were baseless, without merit, and devoid of credible evidence. As a result of this declaration, he has been engaged with various military projects, and his time is now split between teaching RV and other cherished interests his heart never abandoned when he resigned." This man is a true fighter, and I am not referring to the killing kind. He reminds me of the advice Nelson Mandela once gave to former President Clinton at the height of Clinton's impeachment problems. It is not so important to know that a man has fallen. What is important is that he gets back up. This is Dave Morehouse, a man who fights doggedly to get back up regardless of how long it takes. Read his book, and continue to follow his story.

Of particular interest to the remote-viewing community is Morehouse's use of a style of remote viewing that can sometimes be described as more "free form." This style is called ERV, or Enhanced Remote Viewing. Morehouse also knows other styles of remote viewing, and this diversity is an important and helpful point of flexibility in his approach to the phenomenon. Overall, his book is an exciting read, and his story is intriguing.