This weekend (19th & 20th February) there’s an awesome event at the Ulster Hall in Belfast organised by Trans Urban Arts. The title gives it away really, it’s an international street art and music festival. Due to last years success, Winter BASE is back with an exciting musical and artistic line-up.
On Saturday there will be a showcase of some of the best underground artists – Remed (Madrid), Erosie (Eindhoven), Jack Douglas (Melbourne), Lints (Copenhagen), Roid (London), Conzo Throb (Glasgow), Inkie (Bristol), 45rpm (Bristol), Howl (Bristol), Ponk (Bristol), Ventsa (Brighton), Darren John (Bristol), KVLR (Belfast), Friz (Belfast), Andy Brown (Belfast), Tweet (Belfast), Danleo (Dublin) and more.
On Sunday there’s a great chance to get involved with the Sumi Ink Club. Sumi Ink Club is a Los Angeles-based drawing collective founded in 2005 by Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck (Lucky Dragons). Sumi Ink Club is non-hierarchical: all ages, all humans, all styles. Everyone is invited to pour some ink in a cup and join in.
It’s free entry from 2-6 on both days but on Saturday night at 8 Sleigh Bells perform with the support of Ghost Poet & Girls Names. Sleigh Bells are a noise-pop music duo from Brooklyn. There’s only room for 500 people so if you want to go you should be quick. The tickets are only £5. If you appreciate local and international art and/or music, this is definitely something for you.