Bedminster’s East Street will come alive after dark over the weekend of 21st – 23rd March with a three-day multimedia installation by world renowned light artist Ulf Pedersen and a delicious evening Streetfood market. Visitors can marvel at the installation while enjoying the very best home cooked international cuisine.
The installation by local artist Ulf Pedersen will act as the focal point of the celebrations on East Street, creating Paradise Gardens, a temporary light installation designed to take inspiration from a historic part of the area, Little Paradise. Permanent architectural lighting will create a dramatic effect on key period buildings in the area, while soundscapes will attract visitors to explore more of the area’s streets.
Ulf Pedersen explains;
“This project is a great opportunity to showcase Bedminster’s diverse architecture and reference its historical significance in the city. I have used the latest multimedia techniques including projection, lighting and the installation of 48 lighting rods and applied them to key buildings to bring them to life.”
Dean Street Evening Streetfood market
Bedminster’s Dean Street will come alive with some of the best Streetfood vendors in the South West. Wander down this usually hidden part of the town to discover an eclectic mixture of cuisines, cooked by local artisans and foodies. Taste delicious churros will be served by local vendor Vee Double Moo from their distinctive VW Camper van or a tipple from the Cocktail Caravan, and sample homemade burgers from local favourites Burger Theory alongside Indian and Thai cuisine.
The event, organised by Bedminster Town Team is designed to encourage people to take to East Street, West Street and Dean Street to explore the late night economy of the area, with many of the bars creating al fresco drinking areas.
Bedminster was chosen as a winner from over 370 bids along with the original 12 other UK towns to create events and initiatives to improve the high street and surrounding area. The overall winner of the scheme will be announced in March and will receive funding to support further regeneration projects.